Welcome to the mix…

I’m mixing things up a bit and doing things a little out of sequence than how the Week 1 assignment was intended. After finding some “balance” between work, life, school after a sick week, I’m slowly making my way through WordPress, trying to upgrade my blog site to one that is appealing, engaging and inventive. I remember creating a blog before I moved to Egypt in ’07 as a way to keep my friends and family informed of my life in Cairo; it seemed so much easier to set up that blog and manage it. But, I’m keeping in mind the advice of Alan Levine (cogdog), our professor,  that the course is about the exploratory process and thought behind the story and not just the mechanics of getting the grade or posting to the blog. I’m catching up this week and though the process of figuring things out has been a challenge, I am enjoying the thought-provoking video clips, articles and just the vastness of this ds106 arena. There’s so much to learn and do!  So, welcome to my blog. I hope you stick around and pop in from time-to-time to engage!

A weekend jaunt to Jordan's Waadi Rum,  when leaving in Egypt.

A weekend jaunt to Jordan’s Waadi Rum, when leaving in Egypt.




3 thoughts on “Welcome to the mix…

  1. Wow, that’s an awesome photo of Wadi Rum. I am hoping a trip to Israel and Jordan happens this year, and a visit to Wadi Rum is going to be part of it. I think part of your exploratory process is doing things out of sequence. I do that sometimes when I have to work on a list—I start in the middle or at the bottom, rather than at the top 🙂

    • I’m so jealous of your hopeful trip to Israel. I wish I was more purposeful in my exploration of the region when I lived out there, but alas, I missed my opportunity to visit Israel and Turkey and a few other spots on my list. I did see Israel from across the Jordan River, though. Thanks for your thoughts on doing things out of sequence. By the way, I really enjoy your blog …. I’ll be visiting later today 🙂

  2. Welcome to the mix indeed! I was struck by your comment of ‘the vastness that is this DS106 arena’. I started my involvement with this vastness last year and completed the last open run of it Headless13. It is a wonderful space and Alan keep the vastness updated and looking beautiful quietly behind the scenes. It is sometimes hard to find your way, but you should find a resource for just about anything you are grappling with. Experiment away and us open participants are here trying to support you learning in any way we can – we are on Twitter and Google plus in case you decide to join us there: always fun spaces to do DS106 in. Good luck and have fun.

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