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A Short Course in Hot-Wiring Your Life!

nogandhiLet’s face it; finding direction and contentment in life can sometimes be a challenge.  And while there’s an abundance of information on the Internet about how to make our lives better, much of it seems to be of very limited value.  We’re prompted, for example, to simply enjoy life and laugh more (too vague) or to follow the ideas of Gandhi or Mother Teresa (not practical) or to follow a “simple” list of 150 ways to improve ourselves (too involved). Continue reading

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25 Best Life Quotes!

starsI love inspirational quotes.  I collect them, I refer back to them when I need inspiration.  I seek out a new one to put on FLYODI each day.  While short quotes are certainly no substitute for reading an entire great work, they often manage to encapsulate an important part of the author’s central messages. Clearly, learning from accomplished people beats reinventing the wheel every time.   Continue reading

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Did You Ever Wonder..(Episode 1)

crusaderHere at FLYODI we passionately believe that continual learning is a key aspect of a fulfilled life.  So, we will periodically present short, fun learning features. This is Episode 1 of the series.  We hope these episodes will generate lots of discussion.

Did you ever wonder where the English language comes from? I recently discussed this question with some friends and, while a number of interesting (and well, let’s say innovative) theories emerged, it soon became clear that none of us was sure of the answer. Continue reading

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About Those New Year’s Resolutions …

$RWGYNPLHow about those New Year’s resolutions?  Yes; THOSE New Year’s resolutions — remember them? No?  Well, it’s time to pull out your list, give it a thorough going-over, and perhaps make some, ahem … adjustments.

Why, you might ask, do I bring your resolutions up at this particular moment? Continue reading

First Impressions of a MOOC

neverIn a recent FLYODI post, entitled MOOCs and MOODLES and Modules – Oh my!, I discussed some of the recent developments in online learning.  I also mentioned that I’d soon be participating in a MOOC — a Massive Open Online Course — and that I’d provide my impressions of the course.  I’ve now finished week one. Continue reading