Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rapid Fire Learning

June has come and is almost gone; time again for Rapid Fire Learning. Dwayne Melanson kicks off the monthly look back at what the learning opportunities were with a great posting about a wild west horseback ride that takes you back to the days of cowboys.

I was not on a horse recently but the month seemed to have galloped by so here we go with the recap:

1 - "duty, honor, country"
There was a Baslocks reunion at the beginning of the month as we got together to celebrate Nathan's graduation from West Point.

2 - You don't need to go far to feel as if you have left this country.
This was the experience as the soccer double header took place in Foxboro's Gillette Stadium. The second game between Brazil and Venezuela took us to another world.

3 - "Knowledge synthesis: This, in fact, is the skill of the future. With search technologies bringing us more information than we can possibly assimilate into productive action, we are more in need of the ability to merge concepts into a new, comprehensive understanding."
You can read the full posting here. Isn't this what the Joyful Jubilant Learning group is all about?

4 - A new set of priorities has been lined up and a new podcast introduced.
Some of my time spent on Franklin Matters will be shifted to return to Jerry's Story. The details can be found here.

5 - A summary of life long learning culminated in the posting early this month announcing the male members of my honorary "board of directors". The female members will be announced at an appropriate time in the future.

What did you learn in June?