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Read a novel

Reading a novel was one of the 10 items on my 'bucket list' that I expected should not be challenging in retirement. Thus it was one that I decided to tackle early. The lucky break I had with Emily's quinoa cake took care of trying a new food so I had already ticked off the first item on my list. This was to be the second.
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Retired

As of Monday, 1 January, I am officially retired. My retirement arrangement with USQ specified 31 December, 2017, as my retirement date with all leave to be taken prior to that date. It is 6 months since I did my last day of work at USQ and went on extended leave from 4 July.
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My bucket list

A few weekends ago we had a group of friends over for a shared lunch. Majella's pretext was that somebody else had been going to host it but they were unavailable. Lunch was fine - food, wine and fun company - but the real reason was eventually revealed as a celebration of impending retirement for me and two of our friends, Jim and Warwick.
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Time for a change

For the past several years this blog has been mostly postings of links to items I've bookmarked using Diigo generated automatically each day from Diigo. Those links have been mostly associated with resources I've bookmarked for classes that I've been teaching. There have been occasional other posts related to conference attendance or some thinking about courses I've been teaching. Now it's time to make a change.
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SITE 2017 – Austin, Texas, 5–9 March

Last week I attended the 2017 international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) with support from the USQ Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts where I work in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood. I'm thankful for that support and for the patience of students in my classes who may have experienced oddly time-shifted responses to queries resulting from the time zone differences and long haul flights. With my retirement locked in for 31 December this year and accumulated leave to be taken from early July (77 working days to go) I anticipate
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