Author Archives: mwolske

About mwolske

I'm a Senior Research Scientist in Community Informatics at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

I am a big fan of the daily thought email service provided by the good folks of “Cutlure is Not Optional” . Their thought provoking quotes sent as part of their “the daily asterisk” service help me challenge my thinking on a … Continue reading

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The Economy of the Flourishing

Today I enjoyed a simple breakfast of toasted bread, granola, and yogurt, all items my wife made out of the love that naturally bubbles up from within her. Today I walked the lush, green raised beds that thrive because of the … Continue reading

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Education and Our Future

“One of the primary goals educators are tasked with today is to help students become college ready and – even more importantly – career ready.” Paige Johnson, Education Strategist, Intel Corporation, ISTE Board member. Source: Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces … Continue reading

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Teaching … or Learning

A bit over a decade ago, I had the privilege to help charter and be scoutmaster of a new scout troop with my sons and a few other wonderful families. We decided to especially focus on backpacking as a troop. None … Continue reading

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A tinkerer, a traditionalist, and a change agent walk into a library one day…

In 2010 I spent over half the year in East St. Louis helping to develop a set of grant proposals requesting a bit over $32 million in federal stimulus funds. Little did I know this would be my capstone project … Continue reading

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Living a Good Life

Today my wife and I have a deep sense of joy and satisfaction as we celebrate with both our sons their new internships. But even more to the point, we have joy that they are living a counter-cultural good life. … Continue reading

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Permaculture – discovering the new and formalizing the old

Originally posted on Angie and Martin's Side-yard Urban Farm:
Permaculture is both very new and very old to me. It is new in that I only began to visit websites and read books about permaculture fall 2013. It is…

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