Tag Archives: TED

A Way to Speak

Roger Ebert has died. I always listened to Siskel and Ebert doing their movie reviews together, and frequently visited his blog and the archived reviews.  Like Christopher Hitchens, he spent his last years dealing with catastrophic illness that destroyed his … Continue reading

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Listening… with Treasure and Horton

In my November 2 blog, Celebrate November, I linked to 15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November.   According to that list, November 23, today, is the National Day of Listening. The suggestion is that we take time to … Continue reading

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MOOC: massive open online class

MOOCs are massive, open, online classes that can enroll an unlimited number of students and often enroll tens of thousands. As I mentioned yesterday, I start one next week. To explain, here is part of the email reminder I received … Continue reading

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Innate Political Influences

Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday… the day that millions of decisions will be made that affect all our tomorrows. If you read my blog yesterday, you may have been surprised at the intensity with which Canadians have … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Choice, again

Decisions! The paradox of choice!  I already wrote this blog… on June 19. Here it is, three months later, and we are just now moving forward in a significant way with the project. Please read my earlier blog… it is … Continue reading

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Cartograms

The political conventions, followed by learning about the new TV series Newsroom, followed by the 9/11 anniversary have set my wondering again about media manipulation, distortion and omissions. I have written about this often; you may even remember the blog … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Conditions and Threshhold Moments

This morning I got so caught up in the staggering complexity of the internet that my curiosity ran away with the clock and I did not leave myself enough time to write the blog I was thinking about. Perhaps tomorrow! … Continue reading

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