I am enjoying watching the debate on TV. Maybe it is because in my city. Maybe it is because I enjoy grown adults attempting to debate. Or maybe it is because I love identifying logical fallacies that permeate American Politics.
So I had a thought last night that one of the reasons I am fairly well versed in what is going on in the church is because I read around 20 Catholic blogs on a regular basis - and several others by way of recommendation, email, link, or retweet. I get a lot of information on what is happening and have found myself way ahead of many others in the church, including clergy, simply by paying attention.
It has occurred to me that I often don't feel as in touch with the education world . . . and there is probably a simple solution. Why don't I research edcuation blogs and put them into my Google blog reader? That being said:
Does anyone recommend any particular education blogs? And if so, why?
I was on retreat with the school when I heard the news of the passing of Steve Jobs. Rarely does the death of a celebrity or well-known person personally impact me.
In this case however, I was simply stunned. I know the man had been fighting cancer for years, and I guess for some reason I thought he would be around for much longer. It is hard to underestimate his influence on technology and the world at present. I am an owner of an iMac, Macbook, iPad, and iPhone. My wife owns an iPod touch. And of course I loved his presentations and his moxy. His story was just very compelling and inspiring in ways that I cannot quite articulate.
Each day I try to keep up with the news of the world in my usual online media sources, and I try to keep up with the blogosphere with my handy Google blog reader. I am filled with angst at Patheos for their insistence on not letting full blog posts be read in the reader . . . but I guess they have to have the click throughs to pay their writers.
In August when I relaunched the blog, I was doing very well to post daily. As September rolled around, the blogging went to very little. Now we are five days into October. There is a part of me that feels an obligation to blog, but then I realize that this is my project - and quite frankly, since I don't have millions of loyal readers, it probably isn't a big deal.
Regular writing is a challenge. Writing regularly meaningful and insightful posts is even more of a challenge.