Monthly Archives: August 2019

Granddad Philosophizes & Quotes Poetry

G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather, included many personal and philosophical observations in his memoirs as well as stories from his life. Here, he muses philosophically a bit, quoting 2 poets. The opening passage, which he repeated any times in his memoirs, … Continue reading

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Rails & Musical Tales

Last weekend, we headed out of town for a belated birthday celebration for Sara — westward along the Arkansas River past Salida, then southward from Poncha Springs over Poncha Pass into the San Luis Valley towards our destination, Alamosa. Turned out … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons to Vote for My SXSW Edu 2020 Presentation Proposal

You may have read my earlier blog post about voting for my SXSW Edu 2020 presentation proposal in this year’s PanelPicker process. If you haven’t read that entry or haven’t yet taken the opportunity to vote for my proposal — … Continue reading

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PanelPicker Evaluations Progress Report: 40 down, 30 to go

30 more presentation proposal evaluations to complete for the SXSW Edu Advisory Board, that is. In my role as a member of the SXSW Edu Advisory Board, I review and evaluate proposals for next year’s conference’s presentations. I’ve got 70 … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Tried to Be True”

This song was released only on some European versions of the MCA album, Will T. Massey, so many of Will’s American fans had never heard this song. In Italy, when Will ventured a first quick comeback tour in 2006, he … Continue reading

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SXSW Edu 2020 PanelPicker™ Now Open

Send a boy to summer camp — okay, not summer camp, send me to next spring’s SXSW Edu 2020 as a speaker. Every year, hundreds of educators, ed tech innovators and entrepreneurs, students, and others interested in education submit proposals … Continue reading

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More Horse-trading Stories (Part 2)

Continued from yesterday’s excerpt from memoirs written by my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, telling of a particular set of horse trades he made in the late 1800s. Then about 2 hours by sun I was sitting on the porch, and I … Continue reading

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More Horse-trading Tales (Part 1)

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, grew up in rural east Texas, and as a young man, he took great interest in buying, selling, and trading horses and mules. I’ve posted some of his horse-trading stories on this blog before. Here’s another … Continue reading

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