A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

Good friends. reflection reflective writingI first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year.

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Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting  Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends. Surfing and wind at NBTSP-Zuid and exploring Archeon. * Sallandse Heuvelrug at NBTSP-Oost: enjoying the forest and makeshift clothes for Emily after she fell into the water. * Wowlab workshop , fourth from a series of making a board game: reflection on the process that didn’t go as far as we envisioned it, hard work in groups and fishing for plastic in the pond.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. As with all such developments, it will take time for these developments to become sufficiently user-friendly to be accessible to the average internet user.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Vegan Cooking, Caribbean Style: Rachel Ama should get a gig writing recipes for nutritionfacts.org, since her videos and recipes reflect the wisdom of Michael Greger’s scientific nutrition research. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead.

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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly. Because there is time to read, write and reflect. This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This reflects something that I have heard Iain McGilchrist author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , say, i.e. that death is no longer freely talked about. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

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Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of reflect delight tin the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light as reflected ion the house. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

So while the video was correct and proper in late 2015, it’s no longer reflective of the interface and its capabilities.

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Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The smartphones in our pockets and purses (it’s a pocket for me) give us an incredible ability to stay in contact with others, to learn what’s happening, and even to micro-coordinate with friends and family. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

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A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Bowen Island is where I live and work.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Using monitoring processes, rapid feedback, story telling and reflection means that the principles themselves become the thing that is also evaluated, in addition to outcomes and other learning that goes on in a project. As my friend Tuesday Ryan-Hart says, “relationship is the result.”

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Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

My friend Christie Diamond once said “the conversation begins long before the meeting starts, and continues long after the meeting is over.” And on reflection, I can trace a series of threshold that are crossed as we enter into and leave a conversational space.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. Instead I advised him to use a World Cafe for reflection process to produce the elements of a shared vision. Ask them to reflect and agree on three things they heard commonly across all conversations.

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True Story

How to Save the World

With friends we tell stories about what apparently happened, what we thought, how we felt, to use them as a sounding board for making sense of what happened, to fit it into our Story of Me. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

So I offer this reflection this morning to remind us that the practice of “calling out” has it’s place, to shake the foundations and remind us of the important truths of difference. And to remind us that we have a unique opportunity this community because we are also gracefully and beautifully “called in” by our friends and mates to notice how the bigger systems of which we are a part guide our own behaviours and patterns and address them.

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Improv

How to Save the World

the final words of our third song seem designed to reflect this. my life is a play and my role, apparently. is as part of an musical octet. which sings three songs. as interludes in a vast improv performance, and.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

There is an objective sense in which the outside world is red too – it reflects light of an appropriate wavelength. This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. .

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