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Olio: December 13, 2015

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things — My recent internet findings … I had not heard the terms “trigger warnings” or “microagressions” until the past month. Now I’m seeing the whole phenomenon surrounding me. For a good article that explains both, see “The Coddling of the American Mind” from The Atlantic. South Park has also been exploring the issue in recent episodes with the character P.C. Principal. “i will let go of my darkness when the…

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Olio – November 30, 2015

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things My latest internet explorations …. 5 things the media does to manufacture outrage by Parker Molloy How to Respond to an Active Shooter from the ALICE Training Institute – It pains me that we live in a society where this information is necessary, which I noted in a Facebook post about the shooting at the Colorado Planned Parenthood. My sister-in-law passed along this link, saying that school districts get…

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Olio – November 11, 2015

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things Happy Veterans Day! Hats off to all who have served in the military. I found a nice history of Veterans Day at the VA’s website. Other interesting items I’ve found online recently include …. Raiders of the Lost Web, which discusses how websites can disappear (it’s easier than you might think) and how the Internet Archive is trying to save them 20 Quick Tips on Writing Great Blog Posts…

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Olio – October 24, 2015

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things So much fascinating stuff to see, read, hear, enjoy …. so little time. Passing along some of what I’ve found to you. The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed – If you’re any kind of writer, artist, creative person, you need to read this, then you need to figure out how to build a network of support. Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It’s the last…

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Olio – August 27, 2015

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things The internet is such a treasure trove of wonderful things that sometimes I just have to share. (Seeing how much other folks share via social media channels, I am not alone in this.) First up, a powerful video shared by a friend on Facebook. In it, Francine Christophe relates a story from her days spent as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. It’s amazing how much humanity can…

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