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Staking My Claim for #Western106

Staking My Claim for #Western106

Howdy partners!!! It’s true, I’ve decided to take part in the next iteration of #DS106 – #Western106!! It is the latest iteration of DS106 and it is going to start on January 11th! I’m going to see who I can rustle up to have some fun with us and do some learning with me. If you wanna play check it out. Let me know how I can help.

I have to admit that I’m not much of a western fan but the idea of the course inspired me to start reading one of my favorite authors; Tom Robbins. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is classic Robbins and I’m still making my way through the book but I did watch the movie. I was really disturbed that they shunned the amoeba!!! The amoeba only makes one appearance in the book – in the Single Cell Preface but it is declared as the mascot of the story.

I have a whole tangled mess of roots in my brain about how the amoeba connects to cowfolk and wanderings and wild west. And how all of that can zoom out to act as a metaphor for being on the web as things are pretty wild out here. But alas this post is just to get my feet wet and connect my blog to the #Western106 hub. So the exploration of subtle connected metaphors will have to wait.

I did decide to right this horrible wrong done to Even Cowgirls Get the Blues on my own and create my own movie of the Single Cell Preface. Let me know what you think.



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