Monthly Archives: May 2018

Horses, Colts & Mules — East Texas Trading circa early 1900’s

Continuing our run of my Grandfather’s guest posts about horse trading, taken from his memoirs of rural life east Texas during the late 19th and early 20th Century. And at another time I had bought a man’s entire crop Cotton, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018

Today, we commemorate those who have died while serving in our military. In honor of our fallen soldiers, I offer these two songs today. “Let Them In” Elma Dean, a wife and mother from Oakland, California, wrote this poem during some of … Continue reading

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Thinking ’bout Thinking

Recently, I’ve been thinking about thinking, so I thought I’d do some linking to some thinking about thinking. From brain myths & facts to how magicians trick the brain to emerging evidence for neuroplasticity, here’s a few tidbits to chew … Continue reading

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More of Granddad’s Horse Trading

Recently, I shared a horse trading story my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, included in his memoirs, one of many. He wrote in detailed anecdotes about some of his horse trading in rural east Texas circa  1890-1900 or so. Working from fragments … Continue reading

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My Heart Belongs to ADDIE

Practitioners of instructional design draw on aspects of learning theory and design thinking to develop effective instruction. Key to the development is the use of a process to identify and address a knowledge or skills gap or performance problem. While there are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Pete Townshend!

Today is Pete’s 73rd birthday and for 51 of those years, I’ve been a fan and follower of his. From the early days of The Who to Tommy to his solo work to Meher Baba and beyond, Pete’s been sharing … Continue reading

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“Hardest Mile” — Lyrics of Will T. Massey

Another in a series of intermittent posts featuring lyrics of Will T. Massey Will’s music has always been intensely personal — that’s a key part of his widespread appeal. From his earliest songs onward, his lyrics often spoke of dreams, voices, … Continue reading

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Friday Freebies!

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few free resources to keep you busy, from children’s literature to music to learning, this list of links should provide plenty of fodder for any weekend mind wonder-wanderings. Literature & Music … Continue reading

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“Slow Study” — Lyrics of Will T. Massey

Second in an intermittent series of posts featuring the lyrics of Will T. Massey.  Having started with a song from his most recent release, The Weathering, I figured to jump back to the title track to one of his earliest … Continue reading

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hahahahahahahaHappy World Laughter Day!

Yes, it’s World Laughter Day! Whether you’re chuckling, chortling, giggling, or guffawing, laughter not only makes you feel better, it’s good for you, too. I told you about laughter yoga before with some links to articles and videos about the … Continue reading

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