Well, I’m back. Sort of. Sweden was incredible, as was spending less than 15 minutes online in the last 11 days. Now that I’m back, I can’t believe my inbox, my aggregator (Did Wes really write 47 posts while I was gone???), my todo list, but frankly, it can wait. If nothing else, turning off the box for a while reminded me that there is life beyond the blog. (Is it sad that I had to be reminded of that?)
With less than a month until my official resignation date, I don’t expect to be too active here for a bit more. There are things I need to finish, things I need to write, and lots of weeds in the garden. I figure I’ll have plenty of time for this when my workload gets lighter or, I guess, ends. (What a concept.)
Just a couple of notes for now. I’m pretty humbled by the fact that next Tuesday I will have the distinct honor (and pleasure) of sitting on a panel with none other than George Seimens, David Weinberger, Liz Lawley and a few others to talk about “Blogs, Wikis, MMORPGs, and YASNS: Shaking Up Traditional Education“ at the Milken Institute Global Conference. Talk about being in over my head… I am especially looking forward to meeting George in person as he has been one of my most influential teachers, and to seeing my niece Liza who is quite the rock star in her own right. If anyone wants to feed me some lines for the panel, I’m open.
And I just want to thank James Farmer again for all of his help in the transition of this site. There is still some work to do, I know. (“Where’s the video on blogs in education?” “Where’s the RSS Quick Start Guide?”) And I’m hoping to get the major fixes done this week. But all in all, it’s exceeded my expectations.
Now, if I can only figure out how to tweak the CSS in WordPress…