Backyard Update

Although the drought has not been kind to our turf grass, our backyard is shaping up nicely. Here are some historical photos of our progress over the past couple of years: January 2010 May 2010 June 2012

Mad Men Meets Enspire Learning

Cross-posted from Enspire determines corporate clients’ business needs for training very early in the development process. Occasionally that business need sounds much like advertising. That is, the client asks us to create a course that promotes a product, program, or organization. However, Enspire is a learning company, not an advertising firm. We have a […]

Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Madden NFL

Cross-posted from An entire generation of young football fanatics have logged countless hours playing Madden NFL video games. Over the years, Madden enabled these players to learn the in’s and out’s of football in a safe virtual environment (i.e. they learned to play the quarterback position without the threat of concussions). This made complicated and high-paced […]

My First Foray Into Filmmaking

In 2004, I worked with three fellow grad students to create a documentary about a folk artist in Crawford, GA named Bennie Morrison. Bennie paints on a variety of objects including magnolia leaves, bricks, satellite dishes, fans, and more. His art depicts cotton fields, aliens, school buses, farms, outhouses, and any other scene he imagines. […]

Top 10 Tools for Learning and Working – 2009

Jane Hart recently posted her 2009 summary of learning professionals’ top 10 tools for learning and working. I submitted my lists in 2007 and 2008, but failed to submit my 2009 list before Dick Clark put the year to bed. Tardiness hasn’t slowed me down in the past. Why should it now? So, without further […]

Our Newest Family Member

My wife recently found this little guy on Manor Road. Each car that whizzed over him knocked him off his feet. She pulled over, picked him up, and now he’s ours. We named him Orzo because he had a few maggot friends… I’ll never think of her shrimp and orzo dish the same way. He’s […]

Bottle Bed Update

After ignoring this project for a few weeks, I went back to work on our glass bottle planting bed. The back section was created using wine/liquor bottles. We’ll plant succulents in the back… there are already a few agaves and prickly pears. The front section will be an herb garden and was built using mexican […]

Adults and Social Networks

iLibrarian links to a recent study that says the number of adults with online social networking profiles has quadrupled since 2005. This is relevant to a couple things I’ve noticed recently in my social networks: Older family members (i.e. aunts, uncles, etc) are joining my networks. A year ago, I’d never have guess that I’d […]