I soon turn 50 in April and I can definitely be proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. I have a wonderful family, I have health, an amazing job working with incredible students at an excellent institution. Life is good, I can’t complain.
Of course there have been failures, mishaps and calamity. Life is like that but I am privileged and lucky to still be here to face the future.
Obligatory Video Clip
I just can’t resist the opportunity to include this not-really-but-somewhat-related-video-because-my-brain-works-like-that.
To many Canadians of my generation, the Tragically Hip was a big part of our youth. For me, this was the background soundtrack to my undergraduate days at the University of Victoria hanging out in the coffee shop, the pub and blaring in the kitchens that I worked in during my youth. This was part of my first 50 years. We all have the soundtrack of youth and many my age remember the hours we poured into making the #PerfectMixedTape.
A Call for Proposals
So I create a call for proposals: “What should Ken focus on in the next 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years”.
Preferably a blog post but short microblog format accepted including tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook Posts.
If you can remember, include the hashtag #KensNext50. It will be entertaining to go find those.
You can choose the medium, the format, the length. The sky is the limit, have fun. I know that I will.
I really want to thank so many of you that I see in person everyday or not so often as well as to my friends and colleagues that I have constant contact with via the wonder that is the internet.
Time for a workout but first some reflection on summer.
I very rarely teach very the summer. The main reason is that I really like to use this time to reflect and plan for the next academic year. I have a bunch of posts in the queue on teaching which I need to get out soon. My shift to coaching other teachers in Flipped Learning and technology in education over the last six months really restricted the time I wanted to use for posting
Well, that post title should have got your attention. Paleo Porn indeed.
In a Previous Life
A long time ago (20+ years ago) in a land far far away (my native Victoria, B.C., Canada) I was training to be a chef. I have many stories I could tell you about those times but not right now. That lasted a couple years before I returned to complete my B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science at UVic and the rest as they say is history.
What I did gain from that experience was an appreciation for good food and a love for preparing food and sharing it with others.