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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

Posted in Uncategorized on 09/11/2013 by mark novelli


[HT: Church Mag]

2012 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on 01/03/2013 by mark novelli

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

John Cleese on Creativity

Posted in Uncategorized on 04/19/2012 by mark novelli

Great lecture by Jon Cleese on Creativity (this is a trimmed version).

Quiet, space and time = environment for creativity

I am considering how I can block out time each week for this. Much to consider from this video!

[ht: churchmag]

Steal Like An Artist

Posted in Uncategorized on 03/09/2012 by mark novelli

Ran across this new book by Austin Kleon (thanks to Jesse Oxford) entitled: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. Fascinating stuff – I am going to have to pick this up! Here is a a taste:

Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds?

Posted in technology, Uncategorized on 01/21/2012 by mark novelli

I found this intereseting infographic about effects of Social Media. I believe that there are some huge changes going on in us as a result of social media. I have noticed a change in myself. I am not sure about some of the validity of the statistics on this infographic, but it certainly raises some good discussion. What do you think?

[Source: assistedlivingtoday]

Can You Make it Through The Month?

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/14/2011 by mark novelli

I ran across an online interactive learning experience call SPENT. It puts you in the shoes of an unemployed, single parent, facing financial crisis. You are given the task of making it through 1 month on a very small budget. That budget gets added to / subtracted from as you make various decisions about healthcare, employment, grocery shopping, etc.

This is a perfect example to me of a new category of learning. Rather than presenting me with a list of information, I am asked to interact, make choices and engage in a story. As I have an experience, I use my imagination to place myself into another story. I don’t feel marketed to, yet I care about the cause of this organization.  I am inspired to dream and create new approaches like this.

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/06/2011 by mark novelli