Just a quick note here. Lots of people today, especially the media, are making a big deal out of Jeff Bezos and his wife's donation of $33 million for a scholarship fund for DACA Dreamers. For example there's this CNN article. Lots of tweets. It's a nice gesture. It's definitely a worthy cause - although … Continue reading Innumeracy and Generosity – Don’t be deceived by big numbers
Both blockchain and bitcoin (I know they're not the same, but they're related) enthusiasts are, shall we say, "passionate". They're true believers. It's a cult. For proof, I would suggest you read the comments for any post/ article that's even just skeptical of blockchain-based manias, but I value our friendship and I don't want you … Continue reading Blockchain in Higher Ed: Guided Pathways and Bitcoins
In keeping with my recent promise, I'm going to do a shorter and definitely incomplete post. Most parents eventually realize that children follow our examples way more than they follow our instructions. If you really want your child to do X or behave like Y, then you have to model that behavior and do X … Continue reading Do As We Say, Not…
WordPress makes a lot of dreams come true. But it's not the magic bullet. The WordPress community is. Yesterday, the ever-inspiring Sue-Anne Sweeney (@MadonnaUAging) showed me this Tedx video by Barbara Sher. She makes a powerful point. It's not bad attitude or some other supposed personal character weakness that keeps you from your dreams. It's … Continue reading Make Connections
So it's a new year, the traditional time for resolutions. For some reason I don't like the idea of resolutions, so I'm gonna say I made a few "promises to myself". My friend Chris Gillard (@hypervisible) self-describes himself in his Twitter profile as "I spend a lot of time thinking (and not enough time writing)...". … Continue reading Don’t Call It a Resolution
So much. So much. It's a New Year. It's an arbitrary day out of the year, but culturally we use the Gregorian calendar and select it for new beginnings. Resolutions. New determination. Where I live north of the equator, we're 12 days past the winter solstice. Days are getting longer (finally). There's a trickle of … Continue reading A New Year. Auspicious loneliness.