Monday, December 25, 2000

So many selfies...

So many selfies... and so little knowledge of self.

Struggle to Remember

From Jake Likes Onions: for those days when you can remember to wash your hands but you can't remember just what you are doing with your life!

Friday, December 22, 2000

Sunday, December 3, 2000

Thursday, November 30, 2000

Jackie Gerstein: Self-Regulation

Jackie Gerstein is one of my favorite education bloggers, and in this post about "self-regulation" she has all kinds of advice that is especially useful in online courses where you have the freedom and the responsibility to manage your own time and your own learning, too: Self-Regulation: The Other 21st Century Skills.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000

A single dream.

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. — very nice quote often attributed to Tolkien, but I do not think Tolkien ever said or wrote it. :-)

Thursday, July 13, 2000

Be patient with yourself.

This is from the University of Oklahoma's Twitter feed. It is "found art" that someone created out in front of the Reynolds Performing Arts Center! It is very good advice for your health and happiness.

Nothing in nature blooms all year.
Be patient with yourself.

Thursday, July 6, 2000

Existential... coleslaw

I am a big fan of John Atkinson's cartoons, and I thought this was a good one for the "attention" files: do you ponder the stars when you are feeling philosophical... or

Sunday, July 2, 2000

Advice from Coco Chanel

Words of wisdom from Coco Chanel! You can find more quotes by Coco Chanel at Wikiquote.

Don't spend time beating on a wall,
hoping to transform it into a door.

Tuesday, April 25, 2000


Don't let the day pass you by like the poor bird from Fowl Language Comics... JUST START! :-)

Sunday, April 9, 2000

What do social media help us do?

I really like this quote from Arianna Huffington. I am an optimist about social media, and I very much believe in using it to bear witness. At the same time, there's a lot of distraction going on too!

The quote is from an article you can read here: Virality Uber Alles: What the Fetishization of Social Media Is Costing Us All

Social media can help us bear witness more powerfully or they can help us be distracted more obsessively.


Friday, February 25, 2000

Finding Courage

Someone in Indian Epics included this graphic in a blog post, and I thought it would be great to include in this blog, both for empathy and mental health. And here's something that I really like: the graphic talks about courage, as you will see, and the word "courage" comes from the Latin word for "heart" (cor)... which means it fits very nicely here with the Learn by H.E.A.R.T. approach. :-)

Sunday, February 6, 2000

The Things I Discovered

If you have seen the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War, you surely remember Shelby Foote, and I really like this quote from him: "I can't begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something else."

So, keep on exploring: you might find what you are looking for... or you might find something even better!

Sunday, January 16, 2000

Clutter and the Apocalypse

The brilliant Tom Gauld is at it again, this time pondering what "de-cluttering" would mean in a post-apocalyptic world:

by Tom Gauld (New Yorker, January 2017)

Here's just one of the brilliant cartoons that tell the story; see the whole series at the New Yorker online:

If an item does not spark joy, thank it and send it on its way. But do so very quietly, so as not to attract the attention of the monstrous things beneath the earth.

Thursday, January 13, 2000

Depression Land

From a Mashable article with wonderful illustrations by Gemma Correll: "Correll hopes that her illustrations will help to break down the stigmas surrounding anxiety and depression." This illustration of depression is brilliant in all its details; click the image to see a larger view:


Reality Check by Dave Whamond: it's true — Netflix knows how we are spending our time!

Saturday, January 1, 2000


The words are adapted from a quote by the actress Cicely Tyson: "Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch - what make you go beyond the norm."

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make you stretch... what make you go beyond the norm.