Cold turkey

Endless Knots

Speaks for itself (great turkey, btw)   What's that? Oh so very cold at the Grand Army Plaza Farmers Market in Brooklyn today but the purveyors turned out anyway, seemingly more than shoppers.

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Happy US Thanksgiving from the Wild Turkeys

Portals and KM

I invited these wild turkeys back for Thanksgiving but they declined. Here are some of my neighbors who came to visit a few days back. If you click on the pictures they get much bigger. Happy Thanksgiving. I also want to make you aware of the Engage with Grace: The One Slide Projec t that my friend Jessica Lipnack alerted me to. I will be writing about it more tomorrow.

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luis suarez goes cold turkey

Engineers without Fears

Luis Suarez has given up email. Well, not quite - he's taking a harm minimisation / gradual reduction approach. Luis has now crossed the peak email threshold. I'm sure it's nice and sunny there. I hope the rest of us can join him soon. Meanwhile just one more hit, just one. email social software

Happy Thanksgiving

Portals and KM

Here are greetings from some wild turkeys who fare better today than their domestic relatives.  For those in the US and elsewhere who celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you have a meaningful day with family and friends.

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Painting of Pythagora Castle - Samos Greece

Portals and KM

In the background is Turkey, only a mile from samos. Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic paintings of the view from Pythagora beach on the south coast on the Greek island of Samos. In the forground is an old castle on the edge of town. It is from a photo I took while in Samos this past summer. 

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Images from Posidhonia. Samos Island Greece

Portals and KM

On the eastern end of  Samos Island  is a small fishing village, Posidhonia, where you can easily see Turkey less than a mile away. I had a nice lunch there of small fried fish, fried potatoes, and a carrot and cabbage salad.

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Highlights of Magazine Street Blues Festival

Portals and KM

  Down here we will be making gumbo with the left over turkey. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Now that I moved to New Orleans, I have discovered that there are free festivals almost every weekend with music, food and art vendors. 

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Three Lunches and a Wonderful Dinner in Emilia-Romagna

Portals and KM

Then a selection of pork meats and some gorgonzola gnocchi, and cream based turkey dish. Here are three great lunches in  Emilia-Romagna. The first is in  Bologna  at  Osteria dell'Orsa.

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Photos of Samos Town and Karlovasi, Samos Island

Portals and KM

I sailed from Samos town to Kusdari Turkey to see Ephesus on the smaller ferry seen below. These are the two largest towns on Samos. Samos is the largest town and main port with a deep natural harbor. You can see it below.

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Thanksgiving 2009 leftovers

Endless Knots

So regard this post as a memento similar to the crumpled aluminum foil covering the turkey carcass in the fridge - a reminder of something delicious that perhaps you've lost most interest in. I've made a practice of posting our Thanksgiving menu each yea r but somehow I didn't quite manage to get this up in advance.

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Elinor Ostrom’s 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons – Words to Live By

Full Circle Associates

Ostrom has documented similar effective examples of “governing the commons” in her research in Kenya, Guatemala, Nepal, Turkey, and Los Angeles. The work of Elinor Ostrom comes up again and again as I engage with people from different parts of my diverse network.

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Dining in Samos: Part Nine: Mytilini Food Providers

Portals and KM

We often walked up there so see the changing light at sunset and have view of the town and Turkey and the sea in the distance. This is the ninth of a ten part series on dining on the Greek island of Samos. I have now been there three times for stays of a month or more.

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Dining in Samos: Part One: Seaside Villages

Portals and KM

Staring on the southeast side, the first town is Posidonio, a working fishing village at the very southeast tip of the island close to Turkey. This begins a ten part series on dining on the Greek island of Samos. I have now been there three times for stays of a month or more.

2014 163

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

Portals and KM

Istanbul, Turkey. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places.

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The Birds and the Bees

How to Save the World

Gobble, one of many Turkey Vultures that prowl the area. Sitting out on the back deck drinking tea and writing, and occasionally snapping photos of some of the birds and other flying creatures that stop by: Jacques, one of the Common Ravens that are very common on my rooftop.

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Images from Kusidari Trukey

Portals and KM

I went here from Samos (so including it with Greek pictures) to see Ephesus but also to get a taste of Turkey.  It is the weekend so I take a break from Enterprise 2.0 session posts but there will be more next starting Monday.

2012 141

Boston’s Best Fried Chicken

Portals and KM

Tender brisket, mouthwatering cornbread, buttery pork chops (perhaps the best this writer has had in Boston), gooey macaroni and cheese, flavorful cornbread stuffing, decadent candied yams… whole deep-fried chicken or turkey (the deep-fried white meat and dark meat turkey are both tremendous), ham hocks, and smoked turkey legs. It is the Fourth of July and what is more patriotic than fried chicken. The Boston Globe ran a story on Boston’s best fried chicken, Fried and True.

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Twitter to start your personal learning network

Joitske Hulsebosch

These discussions are with an international group of teachers, including teachers from Turkey etc. I'm working with a learning network in education using a sharepoint platform.

Lughnasa under smoky skies

Chris Corrigan

On the land and sea, salmon are returning, the deer have dropped their fawns, and already there are signs up for shares in pigs and turkey’s and sheep for the winter.

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Reza War + Peace: A Photographer’s Journey from National Geographic

Portals and KM

The book site writes that “Reza’s journey has taken him from his native Iran, where he was jailed and tortured because of his photography, to dozens of countries gripped by turmoil — from Kurdistan to Egypt, Lebanon to Turkey, China to Israel, Somalia to South Africa.

2008 130

Engage with Grace: The One Slide Project and Five Important Questions

Portals and KM

The Boston Globe ran an article on this on Wednesday, Talking turkey about death. As I mentioned yesterday, my friend Jessica Lipnack alerted me to the Engage with Grace: The One Slide Project. It concerns five important questions that people need to address within themselves and discuss with their loved ones. I think this is an important tissue and I have experienced its importance.

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Journeying to simplicity and reengagement

Chris Corrigan

I have had very little opportunity to reflect on my work this year, and so I have been treating this journey to Europe (which includes a leg in Turkey and one in Ireland as well) to be a time to discover something new. I am leaving Estonia for Turkey this afternoon with the thought that this simplicity of practice is what will renew me. On a bus at the moment travelling from Tartu to Tallinn, through the Estonian countryside.

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Making good work with good mates

Chris Corrigan

Elias was one of the original Blue Cruise captains who got together around 15 years ago to discuss sharing the south coast of Turkey with visitors from around the world. This is Elias.

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Many Views of Mytilini, Samos Island: Part One

Portals and KM

The mountain in the distance in the sunset picture is in Turkey, only a mile from the eastern tip of Samos island.  I am just back from spending some time in  Mytilini,  a mountian village on the island of  Samos, Greece. Samos is located a mile off the Turkish coast.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks ??? August 2014

Portals and KM

Istanbul, Turkey. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It is past time to update it as I last posted the index on May 2010. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

2014 131

Brooklyn's best

Endless Knots

This place is so famous that my reviewing it per se makes no sense, but what's new, at least to me, is their serving made-to-order sandwiches on baguettes, none better than the home-baked turkey, that you can actually sit down and eat.

2010 136

In the future, now: presenting virtually

Endless Knots

A little while back, I referenced the interesting invitation I received to deliver the closing keynote for a Unilever group that was meeting in London.

2013 187

Resting on the edge of Europe

Chris Corrigan

Last night we left the open sandwich breakfasts and delightfully robust cheeses of Denmark for the sour yoghurt, strong coffee fresh fruit and olives of Turkey.

Simple distinctions between complicated and complex

Chris Corrigan

The New Testament, for example contains letters from various apostles to the new Churches scattered throughout the Levant, Turkey, Greece and Rome. Coming back from Campbell River tonight. I was working with a group of Churches who are currently trying to understand their future.

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Stan Garfield's Tampa Florida Restaurant Log, Part Three – November, 2008

Portals and KM

Sooo Good Southern BBQ (turkey, chicken, collard greens, cole slaw) 1045 E. This is the third part of my friend Stan Garfield’s restaurant log for Tampa Florida with recommendations. Stan is a frequent contributor to the food picks on this blog. Stan has a cool job. He is the Communities Evangelist for Deloitte Global Consulting Knowledge Management. Stan also organized the SIKM Leaders Community that recently obtained its 300th member.

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Stan Garfield's Tampa Florida Restaurant Log, Part Two – September - November, 2008

Portals and KM

Daily Eats (BBQ Shredder Bowl with turkey*) 901 S. This is the second part of my friend Stan Garfield’s restaurant log for Tampa Florida with recommendations. Stan is a frequent contributor to the food picks on this blog. Stan has a cool job. He is the Communities Evangelist for Deloitte Global Consulting Knowledge Management. Stan also organized the SIKM Leaders Community that recently obtained its 300th member.

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New Orleans Restaurant Update May 2011

Portals and KM

The dishes you see are two great turkey sausages and a cake crab with egg. Here is another of many New Orleans restaurant updates. See my restaurant picks by city in the left column of this blog for more going back a number of years and here is my update from January 2010.

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Teachers & Web 2.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x

e-Moderation Station

Here´s an example from Sonja Tack´s university students in Turkey. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? Share this on del.icio.us. Email this via Gmail. Share this on LinkedIn.

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks - January 09

Portals and KM

Istanbul, Turkey. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Top Ten Moderator Skills (for 2010)

e-Moderation Station

Finally, K ristina Smith in Turkey adds:]. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? What makes a good e-moderator? What skills and qualities does the online tutor need?

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – May 2010

Portals and KM

Istanbul, Turkey. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

2010 130

How I use social media

Nancy White

I was on an email list about online communities when someone in Turkey asked if anyone wanted to come to Turkey and talk about online communities. This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media.

Why Your Innovation Contest Won’t Work - Tim Kastelle - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

HBR Turkey. HBR Global Editions. Harvard Business Publishing: For Educators. |. For Corporate Buyers. |. Visit Harvard Business School. HBR Brazil. HBR China. HBR Germany. HBR Israel. HBR Italy. HBR Japan. HBR Poland. HBR Russia. HBR South Asia. HBR Taiwan. Follow HBR: Twitter. FaceBook.

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Glimpsing what’s important

Chris Corrigan

Although there are lots of Europeans and some North Americans wandering around the Sultanahmet district where we are staying, there are also lots of tourists from Central Asia and Turkey itself visiting during Ramadan.

2012 61

Facebook Addiction? | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

For some people, the only way to minimize those effects is to go cold turkey. Convince kids that all their friends eat carrots, and carrots become more attractive. Brent McFerran, Ph.D. Less agreeable individuals earn more than their agreeable counterparts. Goal Auzeen Saedi. If you want to control your need for caffeine, dial down your expectations of its benefits. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. What makes a yogi mad? The New York Times found out, the hard way. Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D.

Bitt(s) and bytes: "Faster Slow Food"

Endless Knots

Works pretty well, though we did receive one rotten half turkey. The NY Times Magazine devoted its whole issue to food yesterday (October 11, 2009), in which Mark Bittman does a superb job (" Faster Slow Food ") of explaining how IT can transform the online food shopping experience into something truly intelligent. First he takes apart the obsession with high-end equipment and gadgets. What do we really need for cooking? A fridge and a stove. Not a $20,000 stove either.

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Online Community & Social Media Compensation

Online Community Report

Last year, Forum One recognized that one of the key issues community and social media professionals face is that we (as an industry) are suffering from a lack of solid benchmarks, including compensation of online community and social media professionals.

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

More recently Julie and I had joined a tour group in Turkey and met Sharon and Tony. Many of us who travel come home with memory cards full of travel pics. The majority will show the places that we have been to. Often they may also include shots of people we meet as well.

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