Category Archives: Life Long Learning

Need to Change

We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real? Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, 1953 US science fiction … 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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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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A book I desperately need to read!

This book sounds like something that I need to read to brighten up my rather dismal view of the future that I have had for the past year or so. Fred C. Ikle, one of America’s foremost strategic thinkers, in … Continue reading

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Do No Harm! A mantra to live by

This is an awesome concept and I am 100% behind it. Please join in if you are of a similar mindset! Do No Harm! This is the start of a new movement, the “Do No Harm” movement. We seem to … Continue reading

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Things I do and don’t do

I am: striving to be more of an optimist, to never stop learning new stuff, a dilettante. I said: never date more than one person at a time again. I want: to live until at least the year 2100. I … Continue reading

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Cognitive distortions anyone?

While reading the O’Reilly book Mind Performance Hacks Tips and Tools for Overclocking your Brain I googled (don’t you love all of the TV ads that are using Google?) the Cognitive distortions phrase and surfed over to Wikipedia for the … Continue reading

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Dimplemoon Gardens Reopened Today

A very electic and unusual blog that I just stumbled upon this morning. Well written and lots of new to me information. What’s New At The Dimplemoon Inn Step into Dimlemoon Gardens to find articles on spiritual gardening, such as … Continue reading

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Red Queen

Source: Wikipedia The Red Queen's Hypothesis, Red Queen, "Red Queen's race" or "Red Queen Effect" is an evolutionary hypothesis to explain the advantage of sex at the level of individuals, and the constant evolutionary arms race between competing species. In … Continue reading

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New Magazine and Blogs

I received a new magazine, Seed , in the mail last night and set about reading as much of it as I could. This is a science oriented magazine with a great layout and tons of interesting content. Almost immediately … Continue reading

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Self Improvement tips for a longer life.

Something that most of us want to do Live Longer via Radical Mutual-Improvement According to Forbes, these 15 things will make you live longer: 1. Don't oversleep 2. Be optimistic 3. Have more sex 4. Get a pet 5. Get … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Flat Stanley?

We were walking by The Discovery Place yesterday and my wife was just telling me about my bonus son sending his Flat Stanley to his grandmother and how much fun she was having when what do we see in the … Continue reading

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Grow your Get Smart network

Rajesh Setty has a very interesting post about how we can get smarter by contributing to our network and helping others to grow which can help us to grow. I feel like blogging is very similar to helping your network … Continue reading

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The plan for next week To get smarter, starting this Saturday

Guardian Unlimited | Science | Simple ways to make yourself far cleverer Saturday Brush your teeth with your ‘wrong’ hand and take a shower with your eyes closed. Sunday Do the crossword or Sudoku puzzle in your Sunday paper and … Continue reading

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Gandalf Biography

Gandalf – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gandalf is the best-known of the Maiar of the people of Valinor. He was known as Olórin who dwelt in the gardens of Irmo and was the pupil of Nienna. When the Valar decided … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Speed Learning Key Stroke

Via Webby’s World Most Wikipedians favourite keys are Alt and X. Why? As on the Wikipedia that is what you press to get on a random article (if you have JavaScript enabled). The wonder of this is, it is a … Continue reading

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My Johari Window

Via Cas at Bright Meadow Here is my Interactive Johari Window – Describe Dewayne Mikkelson This is supposed to be a great tool to help us understand our interpersonal communication and on blogs we need as much help as we … Continue reading

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This Quiz is whacked!

  You scored as Mathematics. You should be a Math major! Like Pythagoras, you are analytical, rational, and you are always ready to tackle the problem head-on! Chemistry   100% Biology   100% Mathematics   100% Philosophy   100% Engineering … Continue reading

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How to turn my brain into jelly!

In my constant quest for Life Long Learning and following a link from Epsilion-Delta I found this wonderful explantion of the Fibonacci Number — From MathWorld

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2006 Resolutions New Addition

The 2006 Resolutions are staying the course, so I thought I would go ahead and add one more to the list. 9. Develop more friendships with highly motivated people. a. Find people who are up to something big and feel … Continue reading

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AHAH – Asynchronous HTML and HTTP

rest/ahah – Microformats AHAH: Asychronous HTML and HTTP AHAH is a very simple technique for dynamically updating web pages using JavaScript (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript). It involves using XMLHTTPRequest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMLHTTP) to retrieve (X)HTML (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML) fragments which are then inserted directly into the web … Continue reading

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HOWTO for a longer and better life

Live Better, Longer 10 Strategies for Living Better, Longer Be proactively involved in your health. Exercise and manage your weight. Eat right. Develop strategies for lifelong learning. Stay connected—belong. Enjoy life—be an optimist. Manage stress. Stay fiscally fit. Protect your … Continue reading

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Learn Something new every day

Mogollon Rim – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Mogollon Rim is a topographical and geological feature running across Arizona, extending approximately 400 miles (650 km) from northern Yavapai County eastward to the Mogollon Mountains in southwest New Mexico. The Rim … Continue reading

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