Week 4: Identity – E-Learning 3.0 MOOC #el30

Originally posted on learning reflections:
This post is part of my reflections on week 4 topic, Identity, on Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC   #el30. Though the topic got to an end some days ago, I found writing my first blog post a bit daunting, (!). As things are, I am now ready to join in the…

Utopia and climate change

Originally posted on occasional links & commentary:
The warnings about the consequences of global warming are becoming increasingly dire. And with good reason. Just last month, a report by a multidisciplinary research team published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences made the case that even fairly modest future carbon dioxide emissions could set off…

A Writer’s Astrology

Originally posted on michaelalexanderchaney:
Writing takes imagination. It goes without saying that writers are magical thinkers. This means that we tend to be superstitious. We may love haunted houses and wild speculations, antiques and termite-hollowed logs. Many of us like astrology almost as much as we love gossip and the luxurious smell of new paperbacks.…

A Seat At The Table

Originally posted on A View from the Curve:
Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash ? I found myself actually asking for “a seat at the table” this week (in a conversation about a potential job).  I guess this post by Simon Ensor resonated so much in my mind that it came out in my speaking. Simon asks us to…