Tuesday, March 20, 2018

taking a sick day, with chickens #sol18

…but not calling in sick because I don't have to…yet another retirement perk…and a future post idea.

…if I needed an excuse though, I'd go with this one…

Monday, March 19, 2018

slices make sandwiches too #sol18

ingredients for a make your own sandwich buffet
…for lack of a better title. One came to me earlier but left before I wrote it down. It might return or another come but maybe not. It's time to go with whatever ingredients I have at hand.

Sandwich in the footer excepted, I haven't done so well with a visual prompt either. So I'll run with sandwich -- make it a buffet. Ingredients are topics, ideas. Condiments, bread (staff of life or, in this case, format defining genre) and how we combine ingredients is up to both sandwich maker and blogger. Cultural influences and family memories influence choice of ingredients and bread or wrapper. The same could be said for the blogger's choice of topics, ideas, impressions, memories.

A stretch but, in view of the recent challenge, comments could be considered analogous to saying thank you and complimenting the chef

Food for thought indeed.

with slices of bread, cheese, meat and vegetables
Slices make a sandwich

Two Writing Teachers host a weekly Tuesday and an annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC). This is the 11th one. During March, SOLSC participants write and share daily blog posts, and comment on three or more blog posts by other participants. Read today's (March 19, 2018) blog posts here

Today's slice image is multiple slices stacked 
(bread, cheese, meat, vegetables, bread) in a sandwich: harmony in diversity, parts are better together than separate, more ingredients = greater complexity, etc. ~ all food for thought.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

On long days, commenting, blogging et altria #sol18

…and the rest of my day at home. Turns out yesterday, what with waking, wind, going out for a Manor activity and far too much time was too long a day. I find myself saying that more often lately. Today was definitely one of those. Increased humidity didn't help either. Long days mean taking the next day completely off -- and a long afternoon nap. I bought a pulse oximeter and monitor oxygen levels regularly, especially after walking, on long days and the day after. More than just physical efforts are affected.

On Low Oxygen Levels
As for commenting -- not limited to the mid-SOLSC commenting marathon -- that includes blog keeping, blogging, online discussion, commenting moderation and online feedback.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

comments on blog commenting #sol18

…apropos this mid-March commenting challenge. But first, a caveat: because slicers are not my only audience, I need to state what is already obvious to you. The previous one, last weekend, was for the Classroom SOLSC, in which teachers blog with their classes. That challenge was for participants who are not students in classes to post comments on 75 student blogs Saturday through Sunday.

Friday, March 16, 2018

a quiet day at home #sol18

view from my back door, Apt 134, edited with van Gogh art filter
…the view from my back door at the Manor in the style of van Gogh, edited with LunaPic
A day off at home, this may sound strange to the rest of the slicers. Since I'm retired and managing life with pulmonary hypertension, most days are at home days aside from walking as much as I can when weather and breathing conditions permit.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

due to an unforeseen schedule crunch #sol18

wall of six word memoirs

…the usual late post arrives early. No, I'm not morphing into a Planner (I don't have one) or an Early Morning Slicer. It's post now while the sun is still out or not at all. This morning I worked on research
projects and organizing collections before topics and browser tabs bundled on OneTab took over. I commented on posts -- here and elsewhere. Conversations beat lectures, maybe even stories, hands down and are the best part of blogging, social media and challenges.

Then came the weekly FTTE Forum -- live discussion and text chat. Today's topic was demographics and the future of higher education that economist and Forum guest Nathan Crawe has written about. The book is pricey but here’s a February 11 podcast interview with him.  That still leaves plenty of time in the day for a walk, a short nap and writing later.

I had also signed up for a 5:30 pm Learning Design meet-up -- more education geekery -- this one here in Colorado -- on tech innovations and designs. One of the hosts is in the #FOECast project too. Still plenty of time or so I figured. That was before my daughter called after a week holed up working at home, not calling and wanting to take me out to dinner later. She's coming around 7:30 pm. From her tone of voice, I can tell she's in a mood to talk. It won't be an early meeting.

I'd been reading six word memoir posts and thinking about trying them here. That's now more like a necessity. Tomorrow I expect to be back slicing late...

long day
tired eyes
close early

Two Writing Teachers host a weekly Tuesday and an annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC). This is the 11th one. During March, SOLSC participants write and share daily blog posts,  and comment on three or more blog posts by other participants. Read today's (March 14, 2018) blog posts here

Today I'm going with my 2017 "31 Day Writing Streak" badge to remind that what I did last year I can do again this year, even on days like today. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Would have been about #FOECast #sol18

…that was then, this is now. I set the post up this morning for today to be sliced as a #FOECast day that would also encourage teachers to check out the project, participate, add input. Despite an initial focus on higher education, the initial week of brainstorming brought up the importance K-12 to "furturing education." I'm working something resembling a prototype based on the interrelated research and archiving projects

Here's the most recent FOECast update and more readings. I'll spare you my full collection for now but hope to get back to to the subject later this month when I've got a better handle on prototyping. Some of my InoReader html clips and bundles might qualify.

Then my sorry rural connection told me around 8 pm this evening that my Blogger dashboard was not available. Eventually, it was. Everything you've read about rural bandwidth issues is true, no exaggeration. So this is it. For now. Not the "future of education" yet, but we're all still working on.  Maybe my prototype should include a bandwidth emergency plan. Together. IMO that includes interested education bloggers and slicers.

Two Writing Teachers host a weekly Tuesday and an annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge  (SOLSC). This is the 11th annual challenge. During March, SOLSC participants write and share daily blog posts,  and comment on three or more blog posts by other participants. Read today's (March 14, 2018) blog posts here. Most participating bloggers are K-12 teachers, often blogging with their classes.

Yesterday I blogged as a resident in a small town senior public housing community. The roles overlap -- intersect, if you will. T
his blog is not without it's advocacy role either, although less here than on other blogs, notably precarious life & times. All include education, information, and advocacy.