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I’ve decided to start placing the Read portion of the Read, Watch, Woof newsletters in the blog. So, while you can get the writing part of it, you’ll miss the dogs and the video if you’re not signed up. Jus’ sayin’. So here’s a piece about evidence and being willing to change your mind.

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It’s hot outside in Arizona. I mean, it’s hot virtually everywhere, to be fair. We’re at the very beginning of an extreme heat advisory that lasts from yesterday (July 23, 2018) morning all the way through Wednesday night. It’s dangerously hot. Keep in mind it’s actually hotter today than it was yesterday. Now, you know about our dogs and how much we love them.

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“Nell,” the Constable continued, indicating through his tone of voice that the lesson was concluding, “the difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent. The difference between stupid and intelligent people — and this is true whether or not they are well-educated — is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. They are not baffled by ambiguous or even contradictory situations — in fact, they expect them and are apt to become suspicious when things seem overly straightforward.

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I’m featured as the July EdSurge #DLNchat Member of the Month!

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The idea is to read (and keep track of) a paper a day in 2018. Sounds easy, right? We’ll see. It stems from the #365papers hashtag on Twitter. I’m going with Brook’s rules, too: I'm going to try to read #365papers this year. My own rules: a chapter counts as a paper, a paper I'm peer-reviewing counts, and it doesn't have to be one paper a day for 365 days, but rather on average.

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One of my first ProfHacker guest pieces: a Halloween-themed post about Shelley, an MIT horror writing bot.

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Head on over to ProfHacker to read my first guest post there all about Keybase!

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