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The French Broad river. After the Nile and the not so aptly named "New" River, this is the third oldest river in the world. I never heard of this river before. The Cherokee name translates as the Long Man.  Older than the Mississippi, than the Missouri, the Columbia, older than them all.
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Well, BIG changes. I have changed the name of the website and WordPress Design and Education Company to E-Inkvoices Studio and here at InkVoices I have changed the focus to be the beginnings of a blog about K-12 education. Twitter @inkvoices will follow. (Get it? Follow? Hahaha.)

Website changes will follow. It takes a lot of trial and error to build a business (and sometimes a life for that matter) Of course the education logo may change a few more times but hey, it's the price for doing everything yourself...and the rewards are many. Feedback always helps!
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Interesting turn of events for small businesses.
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Even though this software works with a hierarchy in a corporation, it is team-focused so people can start to see managers as people who are good at coordinating or organization --NOT that they are "superiors" to those who have the skills to do the day to days tasks. The brain creates the software and the software changes the brain. After years working on projects in theater, business and education and waiting for managers, principals and colleagues to get up to speed and contribute, I am more than ever convinced every type of organization needs to move beyond traditional hierarchy-thinking in terms of project organization and into we all have different skills thinking. This is a communication tool! Communication is collaboration.
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Painted by my friend Christopher Agostino of Agostinoarts.com. Amazing!
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I am working on Scott's website and loving his videos!
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This Fresh Air Interview is so interesting! Read (or listen to the podcast) where he discusses his theory, based on studies, that mindfulmess training may be the only way to treat violent criminals. The scientific "why" of that is what fascinates me. And what if it started in elementary schools....this thickening of the cerebral cortex? Wow. One thing I like is it is not done TO them. it is offered. This story goes well with the documentary The Dhamma Brothers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dhamma_Brothers

This is not religion, folks, this is neurobiology and an enlightened focus on longterm rehabilitation (even if they stay in jaiil) for people most of us give up on. 
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In a new book, The Anatomy of Violence, Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has a biological basis just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability an...
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Well, I think the answer is you get an overview and familiarity from books but the project means you will know it forever.
 
How We Learn

This is a full recreation of the Battle of Hoth done in Lego. The guy who did this wasn't a pro. In fact, if you read all the YouTube liner notes, he's learning as he's going along. It's totally wild to realize just how much he learned to make this happen.

Do you learn better by creating a project and realizing its completion? Or do you learn better by reading a book and hoping some day to do the things you read about?
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One of the greatest world-changing books I have ever read.
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First, it is simply a wonderful leadership book that is based on research and observation rather than opinion. I mean, I think behavioral scientists are just as unbiased as journalists, which is to say, not. However, this certainly fits with my observations of groups and leaders over my lifetime and with my observations of myself. It is also a pragmatic book with real strategies to help groups evolve their cultures beyond the ubiquitous "team-building" that seems to only help sometimes, and then only some relationships.

It is very linear, which makes it both easy to understand and apply to what we already observe, so it's practical. That is also its weakness because of course, things move more like spirals and waves but still if a whole group reads this book, then they have a vocabulary to discuss their own dynamics that I think is very valuable. If as many people were reading this as are reading The Art of War, business and education would transform!

What I just said is very abstract and the book is NOT abstract--that is a big part of what I like: an actual concrete ladder from insanity to sanity. I suspect at least one of them as being a Buddhist:)
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Einstein said that either everything is a miracle or nothing is. Change "miracle" to "funny." Either everything is funny or nothing is funny.
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