This is a somewhat personal post, or at least I am using personal experiences to make a larger case about the learning of emotional intelligence, or even maturity, as an exercise in perpetual reflection. Whether or not this type of learning ever makes it on to a formal curriculum or is encapsulated by a formal […]
Since our discussions of digital culture seem to encapsulate so many emotive elements, it stands to reason that they would include one for nostalgia. In the interests of research bias disclosure, I must forewarn that I am a nostalgic sort. Sitting here knee deep in the throngs of a Princeton autumn lends itself to that, […]
It has been a few months (5) since my Uncle Larry has passed away and rather than reflect on the loss itself, I decided it would be worthwhile to recreate the experience as a learning threshold, a point where knowledge expands upon itself in some sort of portal experience. I suppose there have been a […]
Trolling through a section in the Library of Congress on Immigration (great learning tool), I rediscovered a collection that I had encountered before, namely the The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies. Rather than reinvent the text provided there, I will let the good folks of the Library of Congress walk us […]
This is part of the reason I was having a tough day. A few weeks after I had reconnected with him after the many years since our finishing school in Dayton, Ohio, a dear friend (one that I had not seen in over 12 years) passed away. His name was Adam Cline and he was […]
I love this song. Marlene Dietrich pulls a lot of Teutonic emotion out of her limited voice, rich and frail at the same time. It is full of nostalgia and I do hope you enjoy it as you idle over a cup of coffee on a rainy morning. MP3-Marlene Dietrich-Falling in Love Again It also […]
I only include this because it is a very cool image of a Gallagher. The father’s name is Blaze Gallagher. Seriously. This is Blaze and his son (and his guitar) in North Dakota in 1937. From the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress.