Kudzu growing through abandoned retail store window

Will Our Small Towns and Farms Keep Disappearing?

The villages and farms that once dotted the foothills and the banks of Cornhouse Creek are disappearing fast. Where pioneers settled and common people toiled few vestiges remain of early life in this area: crumbling farmhouses, barns, and chimneys standing alone. Tough times have taken their toll – drought parches the corn fields, the local ironworks …

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Digital Storytelling ds106 Week 2: Bootcamping It

This is my second weekly summary of ds106 Digital Storytelling assignment. I’m a slow student, now finishing up week 2 while the class is on week 14! This week’s assignment truly was Bootcamp, with substantial, time consuming tasks – all very worthwhile and resulting in great improvements to this blog. Here’s the rundown on the …

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Steal This Blog

Has the Occupy movement gone away, gone underground or has it morphed into a New Occupy movement as activists find new modes of challenging existing power structures? We are on the brink of even greater social change as individuals form and collaborate in communities online, social, and networked like never before. As an individual seeking …

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Digital Storytelling ds106 Week 1: Bootcamp

This is my first weekly summary, in response to ds106 Week One: Bootcamp. I’m in the first week of the ds106 syllabus and anyone who started the course on time is 10 weeks ahead of me. That’s the beauty of participating in this online Digital Storytelling course as it’s wide open to anyone and participants …

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Road Sign

Slow down, mortals.  Show some respect.  Recall your own entrance, your hour upon the stage. A small pause before the exit just up the road, around the bend.            

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