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Embracing intentional learning

I’ve become a huge fan of intentional learning. What is it? Well, it’s not about filling a void; it’s about forging a path. We’re bombarded with a ton of information every day, making it easy to get lost in the noise. We scroll, we skim, and we consume content on a daily basis without truly absorbing it. But what intentional learning does is encourage you to make conscious choices about the knowledge you seek and to ensure that knowledge is aligned with your goals and values. Intentional learning is about asking yourself questions, like: ✅ What skills do I need to

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Reflections after my trail run

After my trail run this morning I captured a few thoughts on my current fitness focus. This is also Day 8 of the audiobloggers challenge known as #audiomo Listen: Note: I was trying to post this straight to Mastodon but they have a file size limit as does WordPress. So I uploaded the file to Dropbox to run the URL from there.

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Relevance in the Age of Specialisation

#audiomo Day7: Relevance in the Age of Specialisation As a generalist in a specialist’s world, can I be truly heard? Is the age of the generalist a thing of the past in a world that seems to value ultra-specific niches? As generalists, can we even stay relevant, or are we all just doomed to be “jacks (and jills)-of-all-trades, masters of none” and ultimately ignored? 

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Kerouac’s ghost

Introspection bleeds, a slow leak from a fractured mind. Gotta silence the conscious critic, that nagging voice, before it strangles the flow. It craves control, wants to play gatekeeper to this impulsive writing. But I hear a defiance, a rumble from the depths. “Teenage Anarchist” echoes in my head, a soundtrack to this restless spirit. Remember that fire, that burning need to change the world? It flickered, then dimmed, choked by the machine. I thought I could be a wrench in the gears, but the machine grinds you down, spits you out a cog in its relentless churn. But there’s

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Jack Kerouac’s 30 Rules for Writing

time to invoke Jack Kerouac as my spirit guide, and here are some rules he laid down in support of his philosophy of writing, which he dubbed spontaneous prose: personal truth, spontaneity, and a deep connection with my own experiences and perceptions, this is what i am after.

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the spark

Are you a hero or a villain in this self-made play we call life? I know this question is like a barbed hook tearing at your insides. Let’s twist it some more. What if you acted like the whole world depended on your actions? Every comment a tremor felt across every continent. Each of your decisions is like a boulder tossed into a stagnant pond. Ripples distorting the future you can’t see. Your words morph into weapons, their impact echoing in the hollowness of your skull long after you’ve spoken them. The potential for destruction becomes a constant shadow at

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The Relaxed Rebel’s Manifesto

I’ve been diving back into the comforting pages of Lin Yutang’s The Importance of Living and the timeless writings of Epicurus. It’s like reconnecting with old friends who remind me of life’s most essential truths. Both of these wise souls gently urge us to: Their combined wisdom whispers to my heart, urging me to embrace a simpler, less materialistic life that brings me closer to true contentment. I started tinkering with their ideas and mixed in some Gen X slacker culture to produce the Relaxed Rebel’s Manifesto. It goes something like this: The Relaxed Rebel’s Manifesto We believe in the

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I’m all for creating a new myth of the webmaster

You know, for a guy who claims to hate labels and being labelled, I spend an awful lot of time conjuring up new labels for myself. As much as I hate labels, I know they are necessary because that’s how humans relate to each other—identify, clarify, and classify is their default setting. But the danger with labels is that they come with preconceived notions and emotional baggage. The label carries its own meaning, separate from the person wearing it. I’ve been rummaging through some of my old labels, looking for inspiration. Webmaster, of all things, came to mind. Remember the

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Hi I’m Clay Lowe. I’m a Digital Alchemist and Future of Learning Strategist with an insatiable appetite for information and knowledge (hence the “Infovore” moniker). I’m passionate about using AI and other emerging technologies to create more engaging, effective, and personalised learning experiences.

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