Now Write (#Western106) Lyrics

fire-776838_1280Leave it to those pesky #western106 folks to demand (ok, challenge us) to write a verse of the lousy song Home on the Range. Lousy insofar as I could never relate to the song at all; a home on the range never appealed to me. In fact, it downright terrifies me, but that is for another post. Perhaps.

Going back to the original poem The Western Home, I shall do my best, Continue reading “Now Write (#Western106) Lyrics”

Musing on Rhizo Research

I wanted to reply to Sarah’s recent post on her experiences related to rhizomatic research, and as much as I love Wordsworth, it is Whitman’s poem Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand that came to mind as symbolic of what rhizomatic research is. The entire poem is fantastic, so much so that I will reprint it here to make it easier to consider how Rhizomatic Learning and its various incarnations seem to speak to us in the words Whitman used Continue reading “Musing on Rhizo Research”

3 Haiku: Hope, Dream, Fear

haikuI came across a reference to writing Haiku today related to #CLmooc, somehow connected with #PoetryFriday, and also connected with The Dreams of Dragonflies: A Game about Death Poems (a nicely creative way of writing and discussing haiku through a simple game), and was inspired to try my hand at writing these poems. Remember Haiku, with 5-7-5 syllables?

Not sure how I came up with 3 Haiku, but that is what I decided to write, one each about Continue reading “3 Haiku: Hope, Dream, Fear”

Let’s play a game (or at least write a Poem about it)

game_of_thronesI have been thinking about Make Cycle #3: Level Up Your Game Design! that begins this week, and found myself chatting about games, which all got me thinking about what we learn and their effects on us. Mind you, I do not use games when I teach or learn, though i have somehow been engaged in thinking about this all day, especially about how I do not really find games . . . engaging.

Inspired me to write a poem as I strive to process Continue reading “Let’s play a game (or at least write a Poem about it)”

What do I want to do next? A Poem

happenI have been thinking a log about my work, career, teaching, learning, and accomplishing my PhD, all of which leave me wondering about my next steps. Perhaps this is (not) helped with the creative juices in #CLmooc, but Continue reading “What do I want to do next? A Poem”

Sometimes I know what I don’t know

This poem comes from a week of struggling with Make Cycle #2: Re(MEDIA)te With Me. I have struggled with this topic Continue reading “Sometimes I know what I don’t know”