Month: Aug 2017

Polite (ish) notice – relationships & love affairs

I am about to start some fictional writing with a friend that might well involve a love triangle. For clarity – I am not in one currently so will not be based around my current life. I do not generally talk about relationships and…

Untangling Koryo

Koryo is required for our 2nd Dan grading. Practising in Cornwall with my friend who runs Macaw so we went to find a suitable grassy patch for a dojang and he picked up several errors and some refinements on stances. I showed him some…

Caffeine & sugar update 

Still have the odd caffeinated coffee but have mostly given up and they increasingly taste strange. No further side effects from stopping. Having decaff with a sugar substitute but hope to kick that too (so does my dentist!) Tried decaffeinated tea but have not…

US politicians worth paying attention to: 1. Ajamu Baraka

A work colleague asked me last week who Jill Stein was and I also mentioned Ajamu Baraka. He is consistently delivering spot on analysis of domestic and international issues. Twitter: @ajamubaraka Blog: https://www.ajamubaraka.com/blog/ Institute for Policy Studies: http://www.ips-dc.org/ips-authors/ajamu-baraka/

Planting trees for the right reasons 

Sunflowers on a rainy & sunny summer evening

(grown by my landlady) 

Education and learning technologies research update

This is the list I’m working through – compiled from various sources – can’t remember all but probably incl Tony Bates, NZ Ed leaders, ERIC (some of) , Just found some other comprehensive lists as well today but the below fwiw https://fightingstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/journalslist.xls  

Gitanjali and mind without fear

A friend mentioned last night that his grandfather had given him Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry book – Gitanjali, but he had not read it yet. We read Mind without Fear which seems very appropriate: WHERE THE mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge…

Glutes stretches

I’m running senior tkd session next Saturday.  We will do some gluteus maximus, minimus stretches which attempted to show in the video below. I forgot to say, once stretch is too comfortable, move the band above knees. We can use partners to hold legs…

Russian tonight – projects updates

Due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be seeing niece and nephew tomorrow so we decided to leave Arabic for another time and we did Russian instead. They picked up the characters quicker than I did and mostly remembered yes, no, I /my name…

Yesterday Chinese today Arabic – projects update 

I’m staying with my niece and nephew for 3 days. Yesterday was Chinese. I bought Chinese paintbrushes and rice paper and their writing was very beautiful: We tried to find a video with sounds to match the script but the basic alphabet ones use…

Inoreader – organising subscriptions

I’ve started using http://www.inoreader.com I have several folders into which I have gathered all feeds that I am currently or used to be subscribed to that I find interesting to read. There are also some random extra ones I’ve added. For example in a…