NECC 2008 - See you next year!
Dean Shareski's a sharp cookie, Carolyn Foote's my savior, Miguel Guhlin's a beach bum, and Doug Johnson's a curmudgeon. David Jakes is under the bus, Cheryl Oakes likes cobbler, and Jon Becker likes waffles. Sylvia Martinez is a rock star, and Jeff Utecht is ... hey, where's Jeff? Darren Draper's on the A list and I proudly hung with some guys on the D list. I tell you, NECC 2008 was smokin' hot!
A shout out to ALL my new Edubloggercon / NECC Unplugged / Blogger's Cafe / San Antone peeps! Pry those iPhones from the Tweetin' fingers of Wes Fryer and Chris Lehmann. Surgically remove the webcams from Lisa Parisi and Steve Dembo. Tell Konrad Glogowski to quit his TV repair business. Y'all get some rest 'cause next year we'll be in my hometown, the nation's capital er, capitol um, das kapital oh, you know, that place where I'm Just A Bill was filmed.\n
Remember the Alamo! (if you can after all those prickly pear margaritas)\n
A few more pictures from my NECC Flickr set\n
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- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
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- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
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- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
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- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also applies to gay and transgender people.
- The court, which currently has a probable conservative majority, will likely decide on the cases in 2020.
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