Monthly Archives: July 2015

Links to Help Your Mind Wander This Weekend

Happy Friday! Here’s few links to look at if you like, from the benefits of doodling to introverts to creativity to grief to gratitude…these ought to help your mind wander a bit this weekend. Enjoy! Cognitive benefits of doodling 7 things doodling … Continue reading

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Hit, Kicked, Scratched, Bit…

…and I could go on. That’s just a partial list of physical attacks I endured while providing direct care to psychiatric patients as a  Mental Health Worker (MHW) at the Brown School’s Ranch Treatment Center circa the late 70s. Hair pulled, beard yanked, spit on, food, … Continue reading

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G.M.C. Massey sets aside his gun for God

Please welcome back our guest blogger — my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, with clips from his memoir notes. Sometimes, he wrote about an event more than once, so here are 3 similar accounts of a turning point in his life. Then I was 20 years of … Continue reading

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Knowledge Networks — 3 examples

I’ve been lucky be part of some great teams, from work teams to video production teams to on-line learning development teams. I’ve also been on teams, both formal and informal, who function specifically to improve learning and performance. The formal teams comprised training teams and faculty, … Continue reading

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“Go West, Young Dog!” or Brutus On the Road

another chapter from the Book of Brutus, the Wonder Dog Shortly after taking Brutus to Big Bend, I quit my job at the Brown Schools, broke up with my girlfriend, and moved out of the house. Free from those constraints, I … Continue reading

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“How to Stay Curious (by Doing Something as Simple as Doodling)” — SXSWedu 2015

another deeper dive into my sketchnote doodles from SXSWedu 2015 At the start of SXSWedu 2015, I had been really looking forward to seeing one  presenter in particular: Sunni Brown. I had seen her present about Gamestorming previously and thoroughly enjoyed that playful approach to … Continue reading

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Collaboration Pays Off: a Mini-Case Study

or, how I won the Adobe Master Suite @ SXSWi 2008, with a little help from friends… Adobe always enjoys a strong presence at the SXSW Interactive Festival (SXSWi), from acting as long-time sponsor of the annual “Big Bag” to hosting the … Continue reading

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A Visitor on the Road to Christoval

Another story from the memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey.  After My first wife passed away, and I had married again; I was still on the Sonora route; and this was on the 27th of December in 1919; and I … Continue reading

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End of the run — “A lovely view of Heaven, but I’d rather be with you”

Final chapter in my “long, strange trip” to Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows in Chicacgo, July 3-5, 2015 December 1992 The 1991 Mile High show was the last time Albert got to see the Grateful Dead. Sara had made … Continue reading

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Brent and Beyond — “Give it just a minute and it will blow away…”

Part 7 of my long strange trip to the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary “Fare Thee Well” 1989 My work finally approved an out of town conference request for me, and I was headed out to San Francisco for the ITVA Conference … Continue reading

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