Why are we crafting new words, like reflectioning ?
We are attempting a new literacy and most words do not meet that requirement. Though we claim to be literate, in reality we are not. The more loudly we claim to be literate, the more illiterate we are.
What do we mean by literacy ?
Literacy is the ability to make meaning from cues and symbols. It is much more than the ability to manipulate text in a multimodal world. It is quite possible that the more literate we are in the conventional sense the more illiterate we are.
Well how well have we managed to get along with this kind of audaciousness ?
We have been conducting our community stretch retreats since 1990, of three to five days working together for eight or more hours a day. The blog posts here have gone through several iterations both off and online. We believe the opera is more important than the libretto. The posts are akin to the libretto to the framework and the events. The metrics remind us that we are not just dreaming.
2011 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.