Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Joys of a Sabbatical

Post by Kerrie

For the rest of this week and next week, I am taking a sabbatical from writing and work. My hope is to clear my head in order to be more productive and creative this fall. The plan is that there is no plan. I am doing whatever I feel like doing. So I am reading, baking, cleaning, playing Scrabble online, having breakfast with my brother, hanging out with my family...  It is my own little Eat, Pray, Love except from my own house and I have no intention of gaining 20 pounds by indulging in good Italian food 24/7.

So in lieu of writing something profound and deep, I will share some videos with you. The first one is is a TED video talking about the dangers of Internet filters and is fascinating--a must see for any one interested in how the Internet is changing how we get our news and information. The second video is from comedian Brian Regan (it is actually the audio from one of his routines and someone else added the cartoon images) and has to do with our crazy English language.

Enjoy!

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"



Brian Regan-Stupid in School




2 comments:

Dean K Miller said...

Big brother always watching...

Laughing along our way helps.

Thanks

Marlena Cassidy said...

Love the vids. And best of luck with your little vacation! I hope that you find the peace you're looking for.

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