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You know what your hero would be doing if (s)he were here now? Something else. Something other than listening to you talk about what a great job they did and how they changed your life. You know why? Because that is the past and they are HEROES for a reason. So why do I write […]

If You’ve Got a Fashion for Passion… (an agony in 3 fits)

Fit the first: “I wish I had her PASSION.” Passion is a perception. Passion is an excuse. Passion is a lie. Passion is what lazy people call a work ethic so they are not expected to have to do it. Passion mystifies and obfuscates the real issues in play when someone does something well. The […]

Fires in the Mind–a review

Kathleen Cushman starts a lot of fires. She and I exist on opposite sides of a similar plane and that is a good thing. We had the opportunity to Skype a few months back so that we could share about our research. A common comment overheard during our conversation was “Yeah, I don’t do that” […]

EdCamp Philly 2010

“But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!” Robert Burns, To a Mouse Sure, I had planned to ‘go live’ by the time EdCamp Philly rolled around. At […]