Staying away

Staying away

This is the first time in a few years that I did not attend NECC
virtually. I have never attended physically, but I have anticipated
all of the thinking and writing that happens during this conference.
This year, however, I am on vacation. I have not taken a vacation from
thinking or pushing myself in all things ed tech. Rather, a vacation
from the competition for attention. A vacation from large halls with
standing room only (for even virtual attendees). A vacation from
second-hand commentary standing for research.
Really though, this vacation isn’t about escaping NECC. It is about
sleeping on a hammock with my daughter and waiting for the warm Austin
wind to take us away from everything that plugs in.

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  1. Ben – I’m so glad that you got to spend time w/your daughter and away from all the details of business AND YOU ARE SO RITE about your guarantee that that little girl (or boy) of yours will remember with great detail every family vacation you take.

    What a nice way to change the details to the things in life that have transformed our lives.

    Be well to you as well

    Bob Lee

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