2018-11-17 EveryDay images

Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities

Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities I’ve been using Everyday.app on my iPhones since April 2011, using it to grab a daily selfie that could be used to create time-elapse videos. This was something that I began, in part, because these videos disproved something that I was accused of many years ago, that I only published flattering photos of myself … Continue reading Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities

No Bored Mexican Kids

Sometimes You Just Need to Wear Your Cowboy Hat

I was very disappointed that I couldn’t get mom’s Echo Show to work and surprised to discover that I couldn’t call her using the Alexa app on my iPad. That it only works from my iPhone. Damn. Very disappointed. After several attempts we resorted to just talking over the phone. Damn. But in the rambling conversation she said something about how when she babysat the … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need to Wear Your Cowboy Hat

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Not Missing the Piece

After having a casual conversation with an attractive coworker, I pondered the puzzle of having such amazing friends but my apparent inability to have someone special in my life. Being a bit older I quickly brushed past the comedy that is having sex, and thought about all the other parts of what it means to share a life with someone. What’s the morning routine? Who … Continue reading Not Missing the Piece

Sister Mary Holywater and Friends [short story]

Intro: The original version of the following short story was written in 1984. I did some re-writing and re-editing before sharing it this week with my short stories group. The theme, if you cannot guess, was Catholic schools. Enjoy. “Good morning, sister.” “Have you read today’s lesson?” “Yes, I have sister.” I had glanced at it five minutes before walking into the room. “All right … Continue reading Sister Mary Holywater and Friends [short story]

The Road Back

Students this week have been reflecting on Dr. Pausch’s Last Lecture and this was one of my responses to a student’s reflection: Thanks so much for sharing your reflections on the book and the video this week. Alas, if we live long enough to notice that (A) we’re getting older and, (B) we’re still here, then, hopefully, we learn things that we can share with … Continue reading The Road Back

Treatments Begin

Day One Done The IV has been unplugged, a little sock put on my hand to protect it over-night and the nurse has left for the day. Well, I survived that one with a lot of hand holding by Tricia and support from her family (and all my friends reading this and sending your well-wishes). So far no side effects, no additional discomfort and not … Continue reading Treatments Begin

More Than a Pinched Nerve

I’ve been wondering how to tell this tale without my usually overly long narrative. I don’t know that there’s a way to do this without getting into to much detail. Apologies to those who may have heard bits of this story already… I do tend to tell my stories beginning with the history lesson aspect to it. Sorry… Let me break that pattern by saying … Continue reading More Than a Pinched Nerve

What Do Online Educators Do: The Mythical Boundary between Personal Life and Work Life

You don’t have to be an online educator to have boundary issue betweens ones work life and personal life. I’ve known my fair share of educators, elementary educators, who seemed to only have their work life and nothing else, living only for what they did for their students. Of course there were also those who were scarcely there when they were there and they had … Continue reading What Do Online Educators Do: The Mythical Boundary between Personal Life and Work Life

Video Wednesdays: Caine’s Arcade

I can’t tell you how much I love this story. I was this kid and to this day get ribbed to death by family members for trying to make things with cardboard and tape all through my childhood. Rockets, cities, clubhouses, you name I tried to build a version of it using cardboard boxes and tape. It does my heart good to see a nine-year-old … Continue reading Video Wednesdays: Caine’s Arcade