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Issue #346

Hello!

How's it going? As you read this I'll once again be in the Lake District, hopefully finishing off the Quality Mountain Days (QMDs) I need to get on a Mountain Leader Course sometime in the near future. This time around I'm walking with Tom Broughton.

It's been a busy couple of weeks, mainly because MoodleNet (which is currently in alpha) experienced some downtime and it was Scout camp. I damaged my ribs at the latter, so haven't been able to do much exercise and have been taking lots of painkillers.

I'm enjoying doing the microcasts again. If you've got any questions for the next one, please do just hit reply!

Friday frustrations

Frankly, I expected more (@EffinBirds)
I couldn't help but notice these things this week.
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Microcast #065 - Your value is not determined by how productive you are

Aren’t you ashamed to reserve for yourself only the remnants of your life and to dedicate to wisdom only that time can’t be directed to business?

Alright. I give up. #protip - If you are unable to be productive, forcing yourself to try and be productive is making you even more unproductive. Read a book or something instead.
Once you remove the specific details from the lives of the ancients, their lives were remarkably like ours. Take today's title, for example, which is a quotation from Seneca. He knew what it was like to be so busy doing 'productive' things to the exclusion of almost everything else. My good friend Laura Hilliger wears her heart on her sleeve, …
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Until next week!
Doug
PS Again, I'll post a weeknote when I get back from this weekend's activities!
Doug Belshaw
Dr. Doug Belshaw is an Open Educational Thinkerer, currently working with Moodle and We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.

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Some say he's hurt his rib, others like the cut of his jib. No-one finds him rather glib.
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