Author Archives: Don

About Don

Social entrepreneur, Educator, Open Source Advocate

The Paradox of military service

Today’s refusal of the Supreme Court to rule against this administration’s transgender ban got me to thinking about the paradoxes of military service. It wasn’t that long ago that being gay was not allowed in the military. The reasoning was … Continue reading

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Another print option for Linux

I recently returned to using Linux as my primary laptop operating system. Over the summer I purchased an Hewlett-Packard MFP M281 fdw and while that works flawlessly with MacOS I had been having some printing issues with Linux. I got … Continue reading

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A very good read

Faith: A Journey For All by Jimmy Carter My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a good read. I warmed up to it slowly. Jimmy Carter is one of my favorite authors and I have read many of his … Continue reading

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A need to write

I started this journey thirteen years ago. I started blogging and enjoyed it but in the past half dozen years I have moved away from it and towards social media. I’ve felt something within me calling me to write more … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Harper

The concept of naming storms is not new. In the past it’s been tropical storms and hurricanes that were named. I don’t remember winter storms or blizzards being officially named. I remember the Blizzard of ’66. I was in 8th … Continue reading

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Grateful to be well

Last week at this time I was sitting in the emergency room at Olean General Hospital. My future was uncertain as nurses and staff members examined me. I arrived at the emergency room short of breath. That’s a great way … Continue reading

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An urgent read for educators

An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy by Jesse Stommel My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great book. It is a collection of essays and it is thought provoking beyond measure. I’m so glad … Continue reading

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