Here is my Goal Statement for 2017:
Engage with Balance
Like 2016’s goal statement of Think, Believe, and Act with a Healthy Balance, I want to try to be proactive and follow my passions while not rushing into things (leaving me out of balance) or otherwise distracting me from my commitments (or even what is good for me). I find that if I only follow my passions, I become increasingly frustrated with things that get in the way, and thus the balance that I so need to embrace, or more actively engage, is defeated. Of course, balance on its own is a meditative state that just does not reflect my passions, and thus the active engage I list with it.
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After some time traveling for work, having done a lot of reading along the way, I am finally pausing enough to share some of what I learned via a #5Papers strategy:
1/ I read Barrett, Harmin, Maracle, Patterson, Thomson, Flowers, & Bors (2016)…
2/ …Shifting relations with the more-than-human: six threshold concepts for transformative sustainability learning
3/ http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2015.1121378 via #5Papers Continue reading “Shifting relations with the more-than-human: Six threshold concepts for transformative sustainability learning – An Article Summary”
Glad to be back thinking #5Papers in practice, here as we begin another week!
1/ I read Beckstead (2015) Cultural objects in a transforming world http://doi.org/10.1177/1354067X14551300 for #5Papers today
2/ This theoretical work Continue reading “Cultural Objects in a Transforming World: An #Actor-Network Article Summary”
Leave it to the #CLmooc overlords (hey, I can never figure out who the weekly leaders are, so why not?) to challenge us to think about systems theory during the Week 4 Make Cycle. While last week was a challenging one for me on many levels, I just could not let this one pass by without offering some thoughts and ideas on it.
I think the video to illustrate systems thinking that was provided at the start of the week’s Make Cycle was excellent. Nothing like using the image of the blind men touching various parts of the elephant and thinking, or claiming, they know the entirety as a result. Though the video was a bit heteronormative in its images, I degress . . . or do I? It may be easy to claim Continue reading “Actor-Network Theory and Systems Theory”
Leave it to Maha Bali in her Embracing Paradox: Both/And Mentality and Postmodernism to get me thinking about critical theory and how I find myself somehow free of it.
Egads, what did I just say?
Power is all around us, right?
Do all people operate with equality and fair use of power?
Certainly not in my experience.
So how can you be beyond critical theory, given that it Continue reading “Why I am no longer a Critical Theorist”
As a follow-up, or rather continuation, to my last post on a Rhizomatic ANT in Germany, I have been thinking about the role our ideas play in helping (challenging? confronting? supporting?) us move our actions forward. While traveling, I find myself coming back again and again to the single web presence to help me plan for and navigate, my trip: Google.
Who doesn’t use Google, after all?
That may be one of its benefits / strengths . . . or one of its weaknesses.
Whether for drafting Continue reading “Using Google via a German Actor-Network”