“We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the … Continue reading After promising to be restrainted, I have no restraint.
A post of good things in this moment. Making more preserves with the fruit from my garden. Making food to share with friends. Playing games. A gift from New England. Mediocre cheddar – for “Murder, she wrote” association. Jessica Fletcher remains a heroine of myself … Continue reading These things I saw and these things are fine
Having spent the morning indulging myself in reading a bunch of blogs on the web I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I can’t really keep up, and the distance and the gap to where I am is immense. I’ve mostly been reading back through the archives … Continue reading Diving into the deep end without a plan
One of the reasons that I still default to pencil and paper for a lot of my sense-making writing is that I write my thoughts and an ongoing commentary on them at the same time. I annotate a lot. My marginalia is huge. I’m enjoying … Continue reading Some blogging frustrations – and maybe an answer
There’s been a flurry of activity in the last few weeks around the NGDLE a.k.a. the acronym that won’t die. The current issue of EduCause Review is dedicated to it, and Brian Lamb and Jim Groom ride again together with their recent blog posts. I … Continue reading Some more thoughts on the NGDLE, for what it’s worth
Sunday was clear and fair and so I put on my walking shoes and drove out into the Pentland hills to finally visit Little Sparta. I think this is as close to the sublime as I have ever come. The perfect fusion of landscape, art, … Continue reading On the sublime
I got a bit rage filled today at the following post on Twitter and it’s worth thinking a little more about why I had such a strong reaction to it. Apart from the fact that I am deeply offended by the idea that a fridge … Continue reading Why I got upset about a fridge…
I had a holiday recently, and some parts of it really were actually a holiday. Each year I take a bit of time off-grid in the French countryside. No TV, no wi-fi. Right out in farming country where I have as much connectivity as I … Continue reading A little light indulgence
Quite a lot of my job these days involves doing things to enable other people – securing funding for things, socialising ideas, helping people talk to each other. Other people seem to do a lot more of the fun stuff and I spend a lot … Continue reading Everything is awesome
I’ve got several half formed posts lurking on this topic and since they never seem to reach the light of day I’m going to just dash this one out now. I’m sure other smarter people than me have already thought about this and I am … Continue reading When does it stop being about us?