My Week in Review

My Week in Review

Chicago! Kin and I traveled there for his API Strategy & Practice conference. I did not eat any pizza. Being lactose intolerant and mildly gluten intolerant sure sucks. I'm so tired of traveling. I'm really struggling to get writing done these days when I'm on the road. I've tried all week to hammer out a piece about Seymour Papert, Paulo Freire, and the XPRIZE. Hopefully I'll finish it today. Just not in time to be included in this week's round-up of my accomplishments. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

I'm getting so tired of traveling. There. I said it. I only took a quick trip up the west coast to visit the kid this week. I mean, I was gone less than 48 hours. But it screwed up my whole work mojo. Something is going to have to change if I'm going to get to the next level with my writing. Ugh. I didn't get a lot of writing done this week, although I did do quite a bit of reading. So there's that, I guess. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

A couple days in the UK and then home to Hermosa Beach. Traveling seems to really upset my work schedule, so I haven't written much this week. I have read a lot, and I guess that's a good thing. And I'm typing this frantically as I need to shower and get to the airport once again. Sigh. Big excitement of the week: my ALT-C talk was featured in Alexis Madrigal's "5 Intriguing Things" newsletter. Now, of course, I'm worried how I can ever top that keynote. [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

Blogging from the kitchen table at my aunt's house again. It's been a crazy week as we've traveled up and down the eastern corridor of the UK: from Midhurst to Milton Keynes to Coventry to York to Newcastle and back down again (through Oxford, stopping in front of St. Clare's - my first trip back in almost 25 years). It's been great to see friends and family. And I'm relieved that both of my talks were well-received. (I'm relieved that they're done!) [...]

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My Week in Review

My Week in Review

Writing this from my Aunt Carol's kitchen in Midhurst. So yup. I'm back on the road. Whee. This past week went by quite slowly, thankfully, so I was able to work on various projects (including my two talks I'll give while in the UK). But now the madness of the travel season is upon us again. Just hoping the madness of making this a family visit too doesn't do me in. [...]

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Nine Years Later

Nine Years Later

And here I am. I think I dread this day less and less each year. Time heals, I suppose, it is a strange sort of healing. When I stop and think back to nine years ago today, I am swept away by such grief. Perhaps it's just that each year, I've buried that grief more deeply. I don't know. But it seems wrong to not mark the day. It is the day I felt most profoundly how everything changes, everything is fragile, some of us so much more fragile than others. [...]

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