Category Archives: children

My Back Story with Ralphie

Another Christmas brings another round-the-clock marathon of A Christmas Story with Ralphie, Flick, Schwartz, the Old Man, the “major award,” and, of course, the Red Ryder BB Rifle. Since the film’s release in 1983, Americans have come to know Ralphie and … Continue reading

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“Why Don’t We Get Hitched Over Labor Day?”

As I understand it, that was Dad’s ever-so-romantic proposal to Mom back in 1949, delivered in that fine Austin dining establishment, Jake’s, a burger & beer joint. It worked. On September 3, 1949, Nora Dell Massey married Leonard Keith Buller. … Continue reading

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Texas Schoolteacher circa 1900

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day and the many teachers in my family, here’s another excerpt from the memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey from his early days as a school teacher at the turn of the 20th century. NOW … Continue reading

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SXSWedu: Taking Learning Experiences to the Extreme

To me, it’s all about the learning. Here’s my doodles and added notes from a couple of the 2016 SXSWedu sessions that focused on the learners’ end of education and training. Learning Experience Design Learning experience design, or LX design, is … Continue reading

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SXSWedu 2016: 2 Angles on Storytelling

Storytelling powers our most engaging experiences — learning is just another example. Here are my doodles from a couple of SXSWedu 2016 sessions centering on storytelling, along with a few added notes. Creating Viral-Worthy Creative Classroom Content How can you create … Continue reading

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Happy x 2 — International Women’s Day & Mom’s Birthday!

It’s my Mom’s birthday — and International Women’s Day: coincidence? You believe what you want to believe. Me, I know what I know. Mom may never have called herself a feminist but she gave me a strong role model for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to — ME!

Once upon a time, I was one of those people who hid his birthday. One year in college, my gloomy roomie, Jacque, was feeling depressed and facing some tough times in her immediate future. One of our mutual friends suggested, “Let’s throw her a birthday … Continue reading

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