Author Archives: Dewayne Mikkelson

About Dewayne Mikkelson

A technogeek in life and a webdeveloper by profession. Blogging is my favorite sport.

Testing a new blog editing tool

Wow I have not looked at any client side (non web) blog editors in a really long time. I just picked up BlogDesk (using it on this post). It had one of the smoothest setups that I have ever used … Continue reading

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Learning with a great teacher

This is a very intriguing article about a dynamic 5th Grade teacher who went against the grain with some great results. Suben said: “My primary goal as a teacher is to help my students understand the reasoning behind math rules … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Well I have really been slacking on writing in this weblog and I have no excuses. I have a new goal on my Joe’s Goals list to get back to writing here so I am ready to start. I hope … Continue reading

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What is genius?

Extraordinary efforts “It’s complicated explaining how genius or expertise is created and why it’s so rare,” says Anders Ericsson, the professor of psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee who edited the handbook. “But it isn’t magic, and it isn’t … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week!

“Americans will always do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the alternatives,” – Winston Churchill.

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Another Great Quote from Gandhi

“Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle,” – Mahatma Gandhi.

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Woodrow Wilson after creating the Federal Reserve said

I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are … Continue reading

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