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Post-election Action Report #3 : Got Hope?

Post-election Action Report #3 : Got Hope?

As January 20 looms, I feel increasingly grim. I believe, I know individual action makes change possible. I just don’t have much hope that there’s going to be an outcome I feel good about. But when the pall of grimness sets in, it’s important to wade in, get to know exactly what’s generating the bleak fog. This week, I know part of the grimness is due […]

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How The Interwebz Helped Bring Donald Trump To Power

How The Interwebz Helped Bring Donald Trump To Power

Go with me here. This is no typical political analysis. Rather, it’s a journey through some of the deep– and invisible– changes in society triggered, in part, by the development of communications technologies. Specifically, the internet. And, while it appears to be about Donald Trump, I believe it goes a long way toward explaining educator resistance to bringing technologies– and the related dispositions– into the […]

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Post-election Action Report #2

Post-election Action Report #2

Say you’ve decided to stand up for what you believe on a regular basis. How’s it going? Me, I’m finding that it is very easy for my good intentions to slide right down the road to the Dark Place. The frightening news just keeps rolling out. I joked last week that the only way I watch the news now is at the gym. There, the TVs […]

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CLMOOC Does DIGIWRIMO: S L O W Chat Observations

CLMOOC Does DIGIWRIMO:  S L O W  Chat Observations

CLMOOC’s official make-a-thon may have come to a close after the summer, but connections have stayed alive in the G+ and Facebook communities. An now there’s the CLMOOC Popup. As one of CLMOOC noble (and somewhat anonymous) instigators leaders writes, “The notion of Pop-Up Make Cycles is that they pop up suddenly, do their thing (and invite you to do your thing, so we can […]

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SOL#16: Why Write?

SOL#16: Why Write?

From: The Department of Lucky/Unlucky Re: Backlog of Sentences Dear Madam, It has come to our attention that you have a number of writing projects languishing in folders across the internet, not to mention your computer desktop. We have one question for you: What do you think you are doing? Sincerely. ___________________ From: The blog of Karen A. LaBonté To: The Department of etc. Re: […]

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Post-Election Action Report #1

Post-Election Action Report #1

I guess I’d better put my money where my blog post is. So far, I’ve called Paul Ryan’s office in support of the Affordable Care Act, and signed some petitions. I’ve also made some donations. This past week, I’ve been learning about the Dakota Access Pipeline and have grown increasingly concerned about this direct situation as well as implications for the future, i.e. legal precedents in […]

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#SOL16: Are You A Caller or a Call-ee?

#SOL16: Are You A Caller or a Call-ee?

This post is a fine example of Nitpickery and possibly Small-mindedness. Nonetheless, every word is true & I’d be lying if I said otherwise. “Let’s get together!” “Let’s have coffee!” “Lunch soon, OK?” “Can’t wait to hear what’s happening!” Recently I realized that every time somebody says this to me, I am the one calls, organizes, reaches out, and listens. Maybe there’s some etiquette I don’t know […]

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In the After(math) of the Election

In the After(math) of the Election

My rules for SOL posts are simple: open a new post on my blog, see what comes up, and write. What I wrote last week about the election of November 8 is still true. I imagine it will be for some time. So forgive me if I cast around for a subject today. But maybe not. Life has suddenly been divided into two categories: Before and […]

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Election Effects: Lost in Grief

Election Effects: Lost in Grief

I have been strangely calm since about 1:30 a.m. EST November 9. Not inclined to join a protest, yet glad to see them– especially to see our young people taking action, including my beloved daughter. Not inclined to rage on my Facebook page. Quiet on Twitter, except to retweet a few things I can’t remember today. I will join the Pantsuit Nation and send a card […]

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