An Albertan politician gets existential, and in doing so succinctly and accurately summarizes where Canada’s political leadership sees value in our citizens’ lives: “…the only reason we exist is for the resources around us. If you take away the resources, there is no reason for us to exist.” Sometimes the priorities, policies and actions of […]Read more "The ineffable enigmas of existence are no puzzle to Canada’s ruling class"
Early on, Nancy White introduced our group to the concept of “confusiasm” (confusiasmo), a portmanteau of confusion and enthusiasm. It seemed to resonate with everyone right away, and if I had to choose one word to describe our current state, that would be it.Read more "Confusiasmo"
(Image via Audrey Watters) Another intolerable blogging gap. If this keeps up I’ll have to turn over the keys to my domain. No lack of exciting activity on this end. I’m typing this on a flight south to Mexico, where I will be joining a team assembled by Tannis Morgan to work with a cohort […]Read more "Dusting off"
Update: about a week after this post, Guelph’s Open Learning and Educational Support website announced “the University of Guelph is taking steps to release the official mark in its entirety.” Like many other people, I had an emotional response to the news that a community-oriented open education conference (one in its twelfth year of existence) […]Read more "Questions for the University of Guelph on its trademark of “OpenED”"
Jim blogged about this nifty video-to-GIF tool from Imgur, and I had to try it. Naturally, the first thing I did was a GIF of Nick Mason playing “One of the Days” at Pompeii. You can see the result in the header of this post. Not exactly perfect, but very fast and quite easy to […]Read more "Party like it’s 2006 with this GIFFY service"