Archive for May, 2010

Monday, May 24th, 2010

the Lysander

it ought to be perfect. there are steel rails installed, by the toilet and the shower. the LaZBoy throne has been replaced by a marvel which – at the touch of a button – deposits him from its egg-carton-cushy-foam seat onto his feet, and gently. there is a hospital bed in the master bedroom. nurses […]

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Sunday, May 16th, 2010


as my Mother’s Day present to my long-suffering mother, i went with her to church last weekend. church is the centre of my mother’s orbit in this life. her social whirl, her weekly schedule, her sense of what matters are all directly and primarily shaped by the faith community in which she grew up. the […]

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Thursday, May 13th, 2010

the future, second verse

sometimes, if i hold my head right, i like to pretend i can see through time. i’ve been taking an open, online course in Education Futures these past few weeks. Dave’s one of the instructors, along with the luminous George Siemens. it’s a heady ride. there are 700+ participants, though the majority mostly lurk – […]

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

i have seen the future, baby

when i started working at an intersection of the fields of education and technology about twelve years back, my then-boss taught me the phrase early adopter. she was a proud, flag-waving version of the breed, a proselytizer of The New. she had a PalmPilot, with that little stylus i could never figure out how people […]

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