Reclaiming my blog, reclaiming myself
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
My posting rate here at Dangerously Irrelevant waned considerably over the past two months. I could make the excuse that I've been super busy but, of course, we all are super busy with whatever we're doing. The bottom line is that I haven't given blogging the dedicated time and attention that I used to.
The interesting thing to me is that I've missed it, that I actually have felt sad that I haven't been posting more. I think that speaks to the power of blogging for many of us that we have the very human needs to express ourselves, to get feedback on our ideas, and to be connected with others. Of course blogs can be an excellent way to do that, particularly those of us who don't have anyone around us locally who understand or care about our interests and our passions.\n
So I'm reclaiming my blog and, through that, also reclaiming myself. Before I began blogging - way back in August 2006 I wouldn't have understand this need that I now have to post stuff on the Web for others to read. But now I'm hooked. This is something I have to do. So I'm back in the game.\n
I hope you've enjoyed my last few posts. There will be many, many more to come. They won't all be great (or even good), but hopefully I'll be adding value again to the blogosphere and you'll stay for the conversation. Thanks to everyone who's stuck around during my doldrums. I look forward to our continued interactions (and, hopefully, to meeting as many of you as possible at NECC).\n
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
The controversy over whether Jesus had any siblings is reignited after an amazing new discovery of an ancient text.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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