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Our Weekend Adventure Story

Our weekend adventure story (05-20-2017)

Mr. Hot-shot (normally I call him Mr. Hot Stuff), Meigi, and two sons-in-law planned a big canyoneering hike down Neon Canyon near Escalante for this past weekend. 1,336 more words

Gratitude

The Path to Inquiry

As a way to synthesize all of the information in Modules 1 – 4, I grabbed my fine-tip markers and some paper, then got creative.  Well, maybe not creative, but certainly colourful, with keywords and quotes from the readings.   804 more words

Learning

The Collector’s Fallacy: Why We Gather Things We Don’t Need

I have a confession.

Sometimes, I am horribly unorganized.

A few months ago, my Evernote inbox looked like this:

Over a few months, a small pile of digital notes, articles and screenshots grew, and grew and grew. 1,032 more words

Education

Curiosity vs. Knowledge

We all know the saying: “Curiosity killed the cat.” This article sheds a different light on that age-old adage, highlighting the premise that curiosity might be a better attribute than knowledge. 310 more words

Montessori

How Brave Can You Be?

The question is really what prevents you from doing what you need to do to get what you want. There are many approaches to that question and they don’t all work for everyone. 759 more words

Don Shaughnessy

Life Goes On: Losing My Writing Job

Hello my fellow WordPress followers! It’s been a while since I posted because my life has been kind of upside down. So today I’m going to put a rare personal twist on my post, and share something that has changed the course of my life. 347 more words

Writing

Electrically Stimulating Your Brain Can Boost Memory—but It Doesn’t Always Work

The first time I heard that shooting electrical currents across your brain can boost learning, I thought it was a joke.

But evidence is mounting. According to a handful of studies, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), the poster child of brain stimulation, is a bona fide cognitive booster: By directly tinkering with the brain’s electrical field, some research has found that tDCS… 948 more words

Learning