Trying to more clearly define the word "pedagogy" within the context of riding a train. Came across this from @Downes, He was speaking of the digital world but it also makes wonderful sense within the context of informal learning in the physical world!

"It makes more sense to think of learning episodes as objects that inhabit the wider environment,
the conversational and interactive environment that constitutes the course."

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based on all the spammer and gab bullshit lately, I just wanna give a big shout out to all the instance admins and mods who are blocking people and instances left and right and doing their best to protect their users. yall the mvps

So it turns out that there are *4* baby racoons and a mama living under our deck. I stand by my previous assertion that they are very cute - until they try to share the deck with me, then they become SCARY! Now sitting with a shovel beside me as a weapon - just in case...

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There is raccoon family living under our deck. As long as you don't get too close to the little ones, all is good and they are pretty damn cute!

I watched mama watch her two little ones as they explore the wider world of my backyard and then sent my two little (not little ones) out to explore the neighbourhood, watching them as they left.

Just sent v15 of my dissertation proposal off to supervisor, hoping that she might be ready to send it to committee for review. I may be doing this forever!

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It’s a hot hot hot hot day in parts of North America. If you’re like me, your only access to cooling at home is something like a struggling window unit.

Libraries can be cooling stations if you can get to one. And they mostly won’t kick you out. They’re a place you can be and not buy anything. Keep safe if you can. 💜💜💜💜

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It's something we have to practice all through life.

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I'd like to take another moment and say thank you to folks working hard on PV, KT, and other servers outing these harassers, racists, and/or fascists

it's hard work seeping through garbage, getting targeted, and not having proper modification tools to *actually* suspend/block folks and isntances


follow them, donate to them, support them and their work on/off the fedi

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If anything's going to keep FOSS alive it won't be web-scale upstream-owning megacorps, and it won't be yesterday's problematic icons alienating everybody they talk to today.

It's gonna be you, doing stuff you think is cool and helping other people do stuff they think is cool.

So I submitted 3 different articles for journal publication. My assessment of them was 1st one: good, 2nd one: better, 3rd one: really good and important.

Review outcomes: 1st one: Glowing reviews. Accept. 2nd one: Has potential. Restructure & resubmit. 3rd one: No value to field. Reject.

And with that, I am reminded that I often have no clue "what good looks like" most of the time... 🤷​

My son left yesterday for a 25-day canoeing & hiking trip. 18 months ago, suffering from depression, he barely left his bed for weeks at a time.

And yet, this transformation happened so slowly and non-linearly, that I don't know that either of us saw the miracle as it was taking place.

For me, this is a reminder that change happens in the cracks of life, when you commit to a million baby steps. One. At. A. Time.

Sitting waiting for a meeting that I set up with the night crew and drove in for, desperately hoping no one else will show up!

Sometimes not sure why I do these things...

So sometimes as a mom I know I do a good. Here's one:

My daughter had started wearing uncomfortable clothes to hide her growing boobs. I finally *forced* her to a proper bra store with a nice woman who kindly found her several bras and swimsuits that fit (size FF & H) and told her to stay out of LaSenza and the of the mall stores where they will have nothing for her. I think this experience may changed my girl's life!

Just attended celebration of life for my great-aunt. Things I didn’t know: She was once the best female long-jumper in the UK jumping 21 ft. She was given only 10% chance of survival after the car accident. Things I did know but good to be reminded of: After the accident she lived another 50 years, had two kids & four grandkids & a first great-grandchild, was an active member of the community and a superstar at Scrabble. All accomplished with limited mobility & speech.She was a pretty cool lady!

I was having a great time camping when I did something I almost never do any more: clicked a link to Facebook. In unrelated Facebook news, turns out my great-aunt passed away and celebration of life is on Saturday. We would have missed it if I hadn’t clicked an arbitrary link. Strange the ways things work sometimes...

After 20 years of waiting, I spent the afternoon biking the Myra Canyon tressles with five of my favourite people.

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

I've been away, not just from here but from a lot of places. Life just got moving fast. Mostly good fast.Today though I'm on vacation. All the kids are here. Mostly still sleeping on our motel suite. All safe. All with their plans for the summer but together now.

A small pause.

My house is officially sold. I’m too tired to celebrate but I want to. Soon. Because this is a very good thing!

I realized that in the last two weeks I lost my happy somewhere... Not sure if it is just too much all at once but all the projects that did excite me Suddenly turned into a huge number of tasks that I don’t have enough time to do.

So I think this week I am going to barrel through as many of the tasks as humanly possible. Then dedicate next week to finding my happy.

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