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What’s in your collection? Is it changing?

At a recent unconference I attended, the “keynote” speaker, closed his remarks by listing some things that can help you live, in his opinion, an “authentic” life. He said these actions help you create a Point of View that is yours and yours alone. These were: Create memories (his suggestion was to participate in a Project 365 kind of activity and post it publicly) = Done! Have a blog = Um…Done! Make things (real things not digital) = Hmmm. I make messes. Does that count? Have a collection. He said something like collect something that is unsung because that elevates… Read More »What’s in your collection? Is it changing?

Circle of Life

It’s the Circle of Life And it moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love Till we find our place On the path unwinding In the Circle The Circle of Life I took a workshop a few years ago about finding your life’s purpose. It was an appeal to my Feely side and it turned out to be much more beneficial than I dreamed it could be. The end result of the day-long seminar was to create a personal mission statement. It was supposed to be short enough and easy enough to remember if you were being… Read More »Circle of Life

The internet is a small place

I know that I have already blogged about how BIG the internet is. But, in many ways, it does feel small. For example…. Earlier this month, I was sitting in a webinar learning about new functionality for a system used at my school. It was quickly getting over my head so, of course, I went to Tweetdeck to see if anybody was tweeting about the same webinar. I found one person who mentioned he was watching the same session. Okay. One other person. Fine. Later that same day, I was dealing with a technical issue with a plug-in for our… Read More »The internet is a small place

Thinking about the new meaning of online “privacy”

It’s a snow day, which means I “get” to play on the computer more than work since it is a Monday and all. I have had the new interface for Facebook for a little while now. I like it. Cleaner, easier to use and things make sense up at the top rather than the bottom of the page. But, the changes have got me thinking about other changes in Facebook from December as well as other social sights as well as with my own thinking about privacy. Facebook basically appeared to do a 180 degree turn in their thinking. What… Read More »Thinking about the new meaning of online “privacy”

Year End/ Decade End Listings and such…

I am a big fan (sucker?) for the end of the year summaries that abound at this time of year. And, I love lists. So, here is a list of lists…. Presenting my faves for the end of 2009 and the end of the first decade of the 2000s (naughties? noughties? oughts? aughts? What did we call them?) DJ Earworm – United States of Pop 2009 NPR All Songs Considered Best Music of 2009I always find new music via NPR’s All Songs Considered Lifehacker’s Most Popular Hive Five Topics of 2009Crowdsourcing has grown in popularity, easy and usefulness. And why… Read More »Year End/ Decade End Listings and such…

Blog Action Day: How we connect and unite in action against Climate Change

Today is BAD ’09! Blog Action Day. If you are on Twitter, the hashtag is #BAD09 This is the third year that T-F has participated and I am happy to do so, as always. This year’s topic is Climate Change and it is something that has been on my mind a good deal in the past few years. I have some close friends who have made very radical changes in their lifestyle over the past two years as they work to become as sustainable as possible in the expectation of the changes they expect in the world after Peak Oil.… Read More »Blog Action Day: How we connect and unite in action against Climate Change