Loss

Entry 037 for Wednesday May 20, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? #educoffee in the morning with Miguel; #TC2007B planning meeting with Alex; recorded a bunch of videos today to start my #TechEduTips and #LinuxTips short video series on YouTube; my #Semana18 class and student meetings with #TC1030 students Daniel and Pedro.
  2. What did you enjoy? Getting back into some video recording and editing. I recorded about 5 #TechEduTips videos so they are ready to go and a single #LinuxTips to have released on Thursday which was actually posted today and scheduled to release on Thursday. I have really never used that feature before.
  3. What did you find difficult? The son of a friend passed away and Audrey posted about that today. I’ve known Audrey and her husband Kin for about four years now and have had the privilege to meet them both in person at various #OpenEd conferences. I deeply value both of their work (Audrey more from the education perspective of my work and Kin from my systems, software engineering and security background). Both Audrey and Kin have shared about Isaiah in posts on their blogs . You can check out Kin’s post “Drone Recovery Flowers” where the featured image for this post came from as well as his writings about his trip with Isaiah at “Drone Recovery“. Years ago I read all of Audrey’s books (collections of essays from talks she gave) and I wasn’t able to pinpoint the passages where she talked about family, but I am going to add here that you can support Audrey’s work at https://www.patreon.com/audreywatters
  4. What has changed? Continuing the thoughts about Isaiah (whom I never met), Audrey and Kin: loss is so difficult, one doesn’t know what to say and in the midst of this pandemic many have also lost the ability to grieve together.

Featured Image Credit

An image of a butterfly on purple wildflowers by Kin Lane
Thanks to Kin Lane for permission to post this image from his blog post at http://kinlane.com/2019/01/27/drone-recovery-flowers/

 

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