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SWDSL Retain 2017 Bishop's Stortford Challenge Title

The annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by Carriage’s of Eden End Ltd took place at the JP’s Snooker & Pool Club at The Stow in Old Harlow on Sunday 2 April 2017.  215 more words

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Kevin Starr, Prolific Chronicler of California’s History, Dies at 76

In an eight-part opus about his home state, Mr. Starr showed how “the California of fact and the California of imagination shape and reshape each other.” 19 more words

Kevin Starr, author of California histories and former state librarian, dies at 76 - LA Times

Great historian and writer, enjoyed his books, he brought to life and to the pages the stories that made California’s history…

“Filling this gap would become his life’s work, making him the state’s foremost historian and one of its most revered public intellectuals. 58 more words

Books & Reading

Americans and the California Dream by Kevin Starr--Chapter I: Prophetic Patterns 1786-1850

This doesn’t count as a resolution, but on New Year’s Day I finally embarked on reading Kevin Starr’s history of California which currently stands at six volumes, last time I checked. 775 more words

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What I Read: October & November 2016

To help me stay on track in my 2016 goals, I’m documenting the books I read all year. I liked the three-sentence reviews I wrote for August and September, so I’m going to do that again. 563 more words


Due Nov. 16th: Impact, part 2

Now it’s time to get some practice with Kevin Starr’s impact framework. If you’re not teaching a Splash class, please work through the steps below and turn in your work on Wednesday, Nov. 109 more words


Due Nov. 14th: Impact

You’re now familiar with ways to determine if someone is poised to create change (are they starting with Why? is their message sticky? are they directing the rider, motivating the elephant, or shaping the path?), but how can we tell if someone has succeeded in making a difference? 97 more words

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