... keyboard rambling cyberspace from my corner of #Mountainair. Posting it, just not in the usual "post mode." Whatever that might be: I'm not sure anymore, but it promotes more procrastination than posting.
Blogging guides suggest trying something different. All writing guides, whatever the medium or genre, agree on voice. Keeping it, not losing it or sacrificing it imagined whims of an imagined audience. So rambling it is.
election season ...
Primary is June 5 but early voting sites are already open. Not at all too early to start reading up on candidates and issues to make an informed decision. Announcements posted a NM election fundraiser as a public service: we'll post yours too: it's a public service ~ no endorsement implied. There, not here. No rhetorical excesses allowed. I'm working on general guide for the electorally perplexed. In the meantime, here's the Alibi's Primary Election Guide, a handy key to NM June ballot
with not much in the way locally of summer activities for youth. What information there is not always effectively disseminated or well supported. The two are not unrelated. I'm working on a list of what there is. Gathering in one place and posting (reminders too) may help.
Three TNT outings, June 6- August 1, are scheduled for Mountainair youth. Adult volunteers needed too. MaDonna Garcia-Sheppard is a local coordinator. Call her. Sign up kids. Volunteer.
More on this and other summer activities over on Announcements if activity providers pony up information. Library (Battle of the Books), Art classes at MPS Summer School, MMAC Art Center programs (clay works, mosaics), Kids' Garden Project, Friday Gym Nights [?],Vacation Bible School and other church programs.
Stuff about blogging and submissions whether it interests you or not...
As I've mentioned (but never quite seems to register), Blogger, the platform I use, does not acceept pdf or document files. I can't use them even if I wanted to. Period. On the other hand, Posterous does, redirecting to Blogger, but hit a recent speed bump. Working OK now. Most attachments go to other blogs. Query firstname.lastname@example.org.
All community blog posts go to Facebook, profile and Mountainair Online. Other items, an eclectic lot, go straight to Facebook. All, posts and shares, go to Twitter. There are gadgets on community blogs to display Twitter stream, feeds for area news and video clips. I set them up both blogs and Facebook, overlapping but not identical content, to be portals ~ one stop shopping via either, no missing something because you don't follow both.
Just because it interests me...make of it what you will... or not
Recent links include Overlapping Morphic Fields; Benoit Mandelbrot on fractals on TED; The Fractal Geometry of Ancient Maya Settlement; What is a MOOC; Rhizomes for Breakfast; Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics, here and here (a sort of assignment I am working on and hope to complete soon); and way too many more.
Curating pages on Pinterest, Scoopit, Storify, Stacks and trying out new curation apps (when I don't forget) and throwing together themed (NM, poetry, higher education, gardening, precariat, MOOC, ESL, writing, poetry, etc) email / twitter dailies and weeklies on Paper.li, curated by algorithm.That's already way too much for one time... I'll do this again but much less of it...promise. Basically, it's thinking through what to do with this blog to keep it interesting for all of us without eating up an inordinate amount of time (except when I feel like it. Local announcements belong on, well, Announcements, Facebook or Twitter, even arts ones. Here: eclectic; less local; more curation. A longer winded version of what I am now aiming for on my profile.