Category Archives: personal

Starting a month of malevolent frights

Let me take a break, just for this post, from my usual focus on education and technology.  Today is the first of October, and I’d like to do something different in honor of this Halloween-tailed month. So here’s my plan … Continue reading

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My business after two years

Two years ago this week I announced the launch of my consulting company.  Since I promised to be transparent about this work, here’s an update and reflection on how BAC has gone so far.  It’s a follow-up to last year’s … Continue reading

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Teaching the Future

I’d like to announce the launch of a project I’ve had a small role in.  Teach the Future is a new effort to help teachers at all levels, K-16+, introduce futures thinking into classes. TtF is developing starter kits for … Continue reading

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George Howard Brett II, 1948 – 2015

Today my friend George Brett died.  He was 67. I want to write about him now. George inspired and taught me with every conversation.  He had a gift for looking hard at people, weighing them to see what they needed, … Continue reading

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Two years without caffeine

In December 2012 I abruptly stopped consuming caffeine.  I used to drink more caffeine than any of you, almost certainly, so going cold turkey and remaining decaffeinated was a major step.  (Why did I do this?  You can find the … Continue reading

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Snowed on, locked down, raiding electrons and getting zotted: a week of storms

Readers and other audiences often express curiosity about my family’s homesteading life.  So I thought I’d share a story of that experience in extremity.  I also want to get it down while it’s still fresh in memory. Last Tuesday a … Continue reading

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Ten personal books: a bibliophilic glance

I’ve received multiple versions of the following request on Facebook this month: “In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They … Continue reading

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