Monthly Archives: January 2019

My Other Job Titles — Part 3: Learning Sherpa

I like the term Learning Sherpa more than learning guide, because the term “guide” implies this is someone who knows where to go. Well, that should really be up to the learner. Yes, a sherpa can provide some guidance, but … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 2: Creative Catalyzer

In Part 1, I wrote of my self-taken “job title” of Knowledge Wrangler — now, let’s look at another unusual professional title I’ve adopted: Creative Catalyzer. Let me explain the difference between a “catalyzer” and the more familiar term, “catalyst.” … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 1: Knowledge Wrangler

Instructional Design is my vocation. And while professionals in the learning industries know what that means and respect the skills of instructional designers, few people outside of education and training know what I mean when I use the term. So, I … Continue reading

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Return Visits and Reunions

Granddad grew up in rural east Texas but moved west to San Angelo in 1918. In this section of his memoirs, he recalls returning once and ponders returning again for another visit. I am thinking of the possibility of my … Continue reading

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“The Hell You Raised” — Songs of Will T. Massey

20-year-old Will recorded this in 1989 for Slow Study,  when he & his dad were at odds over what Will was doing with his life. Listen to Cost of Living for more on that. Years later, with Will on a … Continue reading

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Curses! Censored Again!

Once again, my creative voice has been squelched by the oppressive forces of darkness. Just this morning, I received the following notice: This refers to a comedy sketch I videotaped for the Better Than TV (BTTV) Players years ago and … Continue reading

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World Sketchnote Day 2019!

Grab your pencils, pens and sharpies & join the Sketchnote Army for today’s worldwide celebration of taking — and sharing — visual notes. Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook  and Workbook, coined the term for the method of note-taking … Continue reading

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Look Back, Look Forward

We kick off each year with a visit from Janus, the Roman god of doorways and beginnings, namesake of the first month of our annual calendar. This encourages us to do a bit of a double-take, looking backward over the … Continue reading

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New Year — New Knowledge

Start the New Year right with new knowledge! You already know I love learning — last January, I wrote of “Loading my Learning Ledger” and listed off several online learning resources. This January, it’s time for a “booster shot” of … Continue reading

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Granddad Retires

Our guest blogger, my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, kicks off the new year with a memory of the days after he retired from 30 years working for the Post Office. I retired from the post office March the 31st, 1950. I … Continue reading

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