Monthly Archives: November 2008

Links for the Week: Saturday, November 15, 2008

We Have Seen the Lolcats, and They Are Us: Jay Dixit and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff ruminate on the appeal of animal cartoons in a wonderful article on Salon. “The animals aren’t animals at all, they’re stand-ins,” explains Mankoff. … Continue reading

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Animal Love

Photo by Steve Raker In one of my recent posts I mentioned that despite loving people, I generally prefer the company of wilder creatures (pets and wild animals) to that of humans. When I visit the homes of people I … Continue reading

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Links for the Week: Saturday November 8, 2008

Putangitangi chick. Photo by Pohangina Pete McGregor. Wonder what this little guy is thinking and feeling and intending? This is the Big Show. This: Colleen Wainwright realizes why she’s been blogging, and what she’s meant to do — “Externalizing my … Continue reading

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CCK08: Connecting for Change: The New Role of Educators

Circles of social fluency per Chris Lott, with a bit of help from me.This week’s program on the Connectivism MOOC is about new roles for educators in a connected world, and the most interesting input was Nancy White talking about … Continue reading

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The Fear of Disappointing

I‘ve written before about the greatest fear I have left in my life — the fear of letting people down: To me happiness is not wanting anything, and ridding yourself of the chores and obligations that you hate, and taking … Continue reading

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Obama’s Top Ten Tasks

Cartoon from the New Yorker by the late Charles Elmer Martin I‘m sure there will be many lists like this rolled out over the coming months, but here’s my take on the most important things Obama needs to do over … Continue reading

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Towards a Natural Economy: A Step by Step Framework

There was a business “track” at the recent Bioneers By the Bay conference, but at the business sessions there was a shadow of skepticism. The very words “business” and “enterprise” have (thanks to Enron, ExxonMobil, Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Koch, the banks, … Continue reading

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Links for the Week — Saturday/Sunday November 1-2, 2008

New Yorker cartoon by Mick Stevens This Is the Part Where You’re Supposed to Save Me: In Life is a Verb, Patti Digh relates the story of her surprising conversation with her airplane seatmate, named Yaron. She was asked to … Continue reading

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