Kevin McMahon

Enthusiast

Favorites from April 2020

A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from April. These aren’t comprehensive but do capture some of the things I found interesting, thought-provoking, or cool while surviving but not thriving during the past month.

When you know more than doctors who've spent their entire careers studying infectious diseases, it's time for Dunning-Kruger.

via @theturner

Quotes

“The great ones do not set up offices, charge fees, give lectures, or write books. Wisdom is silent, and the most effective propaganda for truth is the force of personal example. The great ones attract disciples, lesser figures whose mission is to preach and to teach. These are gospelers who, unequal to the highest task, spend their lives in converting others. The great ones are indifferent, in the profoundest sense. They don’t ask you to believe: they electrify you by their behavior. They are the awakeners. What you do with your petty life is of no concern to them. What you do with your life is only of concern to you, they seem to say. In short, their only purpose here on earth is to inspire. And what more can one ask of a human being than that?” – Henry Miller

“Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid.” – William Faulkner, The Bear

Bring on the May flowers!

2020 in a picture

I can’t think of a better way to capture what my 2020 has been like so far than this.

Yep. Pretty much.

Favorites from March 2020

A collection of some of my favorite links, images, tweets and quotes from March. These aren’t comprehensive but do capture some of the things I found interesting, thought provoking, or cool while trying to survive the past month.

The greatest pleasure of life is love. -- Euripides

Listening

Favorite Quotes

  • “Half of strategy consulting is breaking one question apart into three and the other half is turning three questions into one.” – Ben Evans

Links for Parents with Kids on a (Sudden) Staycation

Like most families we found out last week that our school and daycare were closing. For the better part of the weekend I’ve been scrambling to prepare and figure out what our game plan is. Our school district sent home e-learning resources, lesson plans, and enrichment activities. This will help but, as a parent, your bag of tricks can never be too deep.

I’ve started collecting ideas, activities and information for our kids and figured I’d share. Below is a collection of what I’ve aggregated so far. I’ll continue to edit these and encourage anyone to share what they’ve found useful or helpful via this Github Gist.

Activities

Digital Field Trips

Creative

Talking to Kids

Home Schooling

Last Updated 3/24