I bought a book today called "Being Wrong." The older I get, the more I appreciate the value of humbly accepting this fact from time to time. Yet growing up, everything seemed to hinge on being right. Even now in typing this post, I'm wondering if I'm getting it right. Gonna settle for "right enough." I'm thinking rightness is more about what a people do collectively than about individual egos.

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Just reminding you about this sweet website where you can spin the globe and listen to any one of thousands of live radio stations around the world 💪

>>> radio.garden

When his parents found out he'd swiped a computer from school, they told him he was bad, a familiar message to this engaging young man with stories of childhood beatings. This time the shame was too much and he took his own life.

I made this story up, trying to fill in the gaps for a story I'll probably never know. They found his body and deemed it suicide. History of abuse and an incident over a computer are true.

He was so lively. No, not bad. Simply shenanigans.
Now sorrow.

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The Navajo Nation near me has been hit really hard by covid. They’ve received next to nothing from the federal government.

If you have money to give, it would be a great idea to send it their way. They have a covid-19 relief fund on their website: ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19

To no avail I read and re-read my accounting coach's 2-sentence directive, watched and re-watched the video she sent, searched the web… Just couldn't wrap my mind around how to make journal entries accounting for accrual of payroll. Then I had an idea. Up in the attic I located my dad's old text: 20th Century Accounting & Bookkeeping, copyright 1928. Within its tattered, taped cover and thick, clay-smooth pages, I found instructive gold. Now I'm all set!

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My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".

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Update time! LibreOffice 6.4.2 has been released – it includes over 90 bugfixes and compatibility improvements. Plus: an issue with blurry fonts on some macOS setups has been resolved. Learn more and download it: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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Exciting to think about #COVID19 as an example of how the right kind of science storytelling can lead to nearly instant behaviour change with significant impact on economy and environment. Now let's do it again for carbon emissions.

What is it called when you post potentially offensive content that you want to give people the heads-up about before they read it, and so mark it in some way?

When we buried my dead duck today, my dog wanted to eat her, though she'd never bothered her in life. Later, putting kibble in her dog bowl, I wondered if I should have let her. Or if we should have let the fox who killed her eat her. But Marge the duck was part of the family for 7 years. I loved her. She was funny and fierce and a real survivor. We read "Death of a Duck" and "The Peace of Wild Things" at her burial.

I just put hours into very simple evaluations for my 4 students.

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I'm looking for artists who can draw mice for a TTRPG inspired by films like The Great Mouse Detective, Rescuers Down Under, etc. Small commission for promo art (the rest depends on successful Kickstarter). POC and other marginalized folks encouraged to apply!
Please boost!

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I'm writing a paper and find myself trying to explain awarding $10 million to the company that can best improve basic literacy among poor Tanzanian kids using tablets is not a good thing.

Struggling more than I should be. Wondering if anyone can share any links/ references to writing (preferably academic, but not fussy) about risks of behavioural, neoliberal, colonial approaches to education/ technology (beyond Audrey Watters)?

Maybe my brain is just broken, but any help is appreciated.

Today received an email from paypal, offering me free return shipping on purchases. Clicking their "activate" link, I was taken to a webpage with an image of a white woman standing before a mirror, considering clothing purchases. Presumably she is at home; a half-drunken glass of wine appears in the background.

The reason I'm sharing this is because I'm wondering if men—or for that matter any other demographic—get the same image or a different one. How targeted is this?

This morning I went to this webpage—adblockplus.org/en/features—an added "disable tracking," "disable malware domains," and "disable social media buttons" to my adblock-plus browser extension. I never knew I could do this before.

And then snap, in a twinkling of an eye they were grown up, yet another generation.

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day's tender sunlight
frozen ripples quilt the pond
fill the kindling box

day's tender sunlight
frozen ripples quilt the pond
fill the kindling box

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