Category Archives: personal

The shock of the old: still living in the 20th century

Yesterday I wrote about a day in the life of a futurist like me.  At the post’s end I wonder about the most futuristic parts of the day, and the least. As I worked on that post, off and on … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a futurist

People often ask what I do as an educational futurist.  As one answer I thought I’d share a kind of diary, to give a sense of the practical work and life. 6:30 am – rise later than usual, due to … Continue reading

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A short digital story about forests, snowshoeing, and memory

Over the past two days it snowed up here in Vermont’s Green Mountains, despite it being April.  Therefore Ceredwyn and I went snowshoeing in the woods. To document and reflect on the experience, I made a short digital story: This … Continue reading

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When I consider how a friend’s light is spent

I’ve known Bernie DeKoven for around twenty years.  If you don’t know him, Bernie is a guru of fun, a paladin of play.  He has devoted his life to playfulness, from developing games and practices on his own and also helping … Continue reading

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Watching my son experience school

My son is 18.  That means he’s finishing his senior year in a public high school, and preparing to head off to a college or university this fall. I’ve played a close part in his education since his birth.  As … Continue reading

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The Patreon project, two months in

Two months ago I launched a Patreon campaign to support my future of education work.  I’d like to share some thoughts on how it’s gone so far, since readers know I’ve been committed since 2013 to making my professional work … Continue reading

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When I Consider How My Light is Spent

Today I turn 50 years old. There’s nothing particularly special about this milestone.  It doesn’t represent a new legal status, like turning 65 or 18.  I don’t obtain or lose any special abilities.  AARP did ramp up their mailing campaign, … Continue reading

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