So, I’m writing this post as I’m away attending the 2017 Open Education Conference, (some great threads of discussion on twitter at OpenEd17).
In a nutshell, the conference is a gathering of amazing people to engage in critical conversations around various topics of open education in all of its facets from access and affordability to inclusivity and empowerment…and well, that is just scratching the surface.
But that isn’t the focus of this post…
get to the point Tom… Continue reading “travel”
Today marked my first ever official 5k run that I registered for and participated in.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve walked the distance of 3.1 miles before! I’ve even ran a bit, jogged, hobbled, or whatever it is I do, for at least 5 kilometers in a row
… but never as part of an official event.
Continue reading “firsts”
I wasn’t sure if I should begin this post with a reference to a Green Day song or with this line from Semisonic’s song, Closing Time:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
Well heck, I guess I just did both… so there!
…are the kids still saying yolo?
Continue reading “reflecting on a season”
If Eminem were to revise his rap hit to reflect my recent wardrobe adventures, the chorus might go a little something like this…
I said I’m sorry polos!
I never meant to hurt you!
I never meant to make you cry, but tonight
I’m cleaning out my closet
Continue reading “purge”
It’s been one month…well, a little over a month actually…since I’ve last been to my gym.
It’s also about the same length of time since I’ve done my daily 1-2 mile walks.
This has been a battle between really wanting to get back to a lifestyle of being active… and giving myself the excuse of ‘recovery’ to just take it easy.
I decided that enough was enough…
Continue reading “back in the saddle”
…back to reality…
…back to the here and now…
Lyrics from the late 80’s Soul II Soul classic echoing in my head as I began my first week back at work after my extended medical absence. Lets take a moment and listen to the catchy vibe with Jazzie B on keytar…
Continue reading “back to life…”
It’s so good to be home.
I’ve been recuperating from major surgery for a little over one week now. Now, while hernia surgery is quite a common surgical procedure, mine proved a bit more serious as it involved incarcerated intestine that ultimately needed resecting and reconnecting.
All things considered, my surgical recovery so far has been going well. Not without hitches… for instance, I had to stop the ‘good‘ pain meds because of some weird side effects.
I’ve been given some ‘forced’ down time…time to rest…time to be slow.
In this time, I’ve been thinking through some of the blessings… some of the silver linings around this surgery storm that I can say I’m thankful for.
Continue reading “silver linings”