Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

In a recent discussion that Iain had with Jordan Peterson, Peterson said that death is a friend of life (in Iain’s words, a friend of being) and a necessary stage in life. Neither did she die alone, but was surrounded by those who understood that ‘death is a friend of life’.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Orcas On Howe Sound: My friend Bob Turner celebrates the return of killer whales to Howe Sound, right beside my island home. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I was dismayed when searching for information on the Quantified Self to find reference to the Quantified Baby. I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

In the event, it became obvious that not only is it possible to create the graph without referring to me, but also that doing this clearly demonstrates that knowledge of my identity is in the network rather than any specific node. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0

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12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

At one point a young man tried to get on the stage, seemingly to share some information that he had found on his mobile phone about a reference that Peterson had trouble remembering. RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you .

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

I sure told them… Postscript on Links: Some of the links below contain qualifiers as to their source (usually referring to Pocket, a free news article digest service). image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. Perhaps all these stimuli interrupt what Michael Pollan and David Foster Wallace refer to as the “default setting” — the way the brain/body normally tends to process and react to sensations, thoughts and feelings.

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