NOTHING HAPPENS in the real world without a viable back channel and one of the most robust back channels I have is powered by Google Hangouts. Last night, I attended and recorded an hour-long Google Hangout with several other podcasters who use Anchor. 
EVERY WEEKEND, I create a short audio clip concerning something about the four goldfish that we have in our home. The recording is part of an eclectic mix of voices online at Wave Radio and I've put details about the show below the break in this blog post.
I HAVE A SOFT SPOT in my heart for hands-on sessions involving coffee and that special feeling redoubles when I get the opportunity to make my own coffee. It's even more special when I can share the moment with a network of readers and listeners.
According to my surgeon, only 10 percent of pancreatic cancer patients are eligible for surgery. Had I not been one of them, there would have been, essentially, no useful treatment.
Following surgery, it was a week before the pathology report on the bits and pieces taken from my body was ready. In words you and I can understand, here is what it said, the short version:
The mass in my pancreas was positive for pancreatic adenocarcinoma – pancreatic cancer to you and me.
Gaining strength while reading Ronni's heartfelt commentary.
I'M VISITING LANCASTER, Pennsylvania to catch up with high school friends at a big reunion and during several spontaneous coffee chats, pizza runs, and shopping trips.  I'm throwing in several days to hang out with my brothers, niece, cousins, and daughter before returning to Ireland early in July.
I'M PLANNING a trip west to the States before the end of June 2017, landing in Philadelphia and spending a week in Lancaster County where I'll dig around in the green box (above). 
I'm trying to surface some of the important digital memories from my high school days before I attend my high school reunion  and that's a challening task because I had no digital devices in the 70s. So I'm thumbing through a series of photos that are on Flickr and One Drive, pulling together a framework that I may produce as an Office Sway that I can share with friends from my past.
Voice Record Pro recorded a tabletop session I had with Dylan (5) as we discussed the health of poor Charlie, a fancy goldfish owned by Dylan and Mia. We hope Charlie survives. And we also hope to get suggestions from Wave Radio listeners.
I'M SPENDING MORE TIME creating audio content while listening to friends on Wave Radio. I've done a few segments on our family fish and on the preparation of immersive educational content. You can subscribe to Wave Radio http://waverad.io/rss with your favourite podcatcher.
I SPENT A DAY in Dublin's RDS Main Hall surrounded by thousands of Minecrafters and left with the realisation that our 9yo daughter has immersed inside a virtual learning environment alongside her friends in Busybees of Clonmel. Thanks to her expertise, Mia built me a Minecraft world that I used for a presentation inside the Minevention Education Zone. Several primary school teachers listened and now plan to attend our annual ICT in education conference on 6 May 2017 in Thurles where they will meet up with other coders and Minecrafters.