JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 35: What Have These Eyes Seen in the Past 61-Years

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 35: What Have These Eyes Seen in the Past 61-Years

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 35: What Have These Eyes Seen in the Past 61-Years After my 61st birthday and while immersed in Apollo 11 nostalgia I comment about events that I’ve experienced over the course of my 60-plus years life, things ranging from Space to Music to Religion, to Technology to Family. What events have your experienced that you haven’t reflected on lately. MP3 Version: … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 35: What Have These Eyes Seen in the Past 61-Years

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JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 34: Maybe I’m Not As Done As I Thought

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 34: Maybe I’m Not As Done As I Thought I thought I had a pretty good idea where I was going to want to focus my energies to get to the next level of my life’s journey. Then I talked to fellow-Full Sail University refugee, Mel, and I’m not so sure anymore about those plans and my role as an educator. … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 34: Maybe I’m Not As Done As I Thought

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JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 33: Zen as “F”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 33: Zen as “F” Busy last weeks of the school year filled with events and conferences from Rockabilly, to tech training, to podcaster hangouts, to live music events, to writers conferences. It looks like I currently have a one-year path to figure out what I’m going to do in the next three to five-years. Fun. MP3 Version: Enjoy and please subscribe … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 33: Zen as “F”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 32: Three Odd Encounters with Contentment

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 32: Three Odd Encounters with Contentment Five weeks left in the current school year and it’s been a real challenge. I’m left half-way contemplating the things I want to change, and what I really need to focus on to have more of a sustainable/constructive year versus what has felt much more like running from emergency to emergency. That said, I found … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 32: Three Odd Encounters with Contentment

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 31: Bad UI & How It’s Hurting Tech Usage in the Classroom

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 31: Bad UI & How It’s Hurting Tech Usage in the Classroom Two examples of bad user-interface design that can easily derail tech usage in the classroom. You thinks it’s “meh,” now multiply the pain by 25 unhappy and vocal students on an hourly basis and let’s see how “meh” you feel by the end of the day. MP3 Version:  Enjoy … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 31: Bad UI & How It’s Hurting Tech Usage in the Classroom

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective Four paragraphs, the passing of a family member and this fellow educator’s final lesson: perspective. MP3 Version:  Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow blog via email” box). Please Subscribe: YouTube Channel Apple … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No” Episode 25: The Power of “No” After a very long hiatus I’m back… This video podcast is based on a presentation I gave on August 5th, 2018 at Sunday Assembly Las Vegas about living more intentionally and making choices based on the things that are most important to ones self. With that in mind I’m hoping … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 23: Six-Months Later – Search for Meaning Continues

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 23: Six-Months Later – Search for Meaning Continues.: Half a year has now gone by since my lay-off. That’s the longest I’ve been unemployed since 1979. The process really makes you think about what’s really important in life… like I need any more encouragement to be reflective. What will this next chapter bring and what will it demand from me? Originally posted … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 23: Six-Months Later – Search for Meaning Continues

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 18: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 18: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80. Originally recorded 2015-01-28. Three months after being unceremoniously laid off by Full Sail University, this podcasts ponders the next chapter on this adventure as far as the job search, continuing my PhD and more. MP3 Version:  Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 18: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 02: The Mystery of the Unexplored References

MP3 Version: JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 02: The Mystery of the Unexplored References. Found a forgotten letter from an old college professor who reviewed a book I’d written, pondering what I did with her advice. I refer to a familiar phenomenon, where I uncover some repeating themes in my past journal posts (see, “The Curse of Having Digitally Enhanced Memories“). I’m not deterministic, but apparently … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 02: The Mystery of the Unexplored References