TWiB Notes

As a kid growing up with the dream of being a major league baseball player, one of my favorite shows was  “This Week in Baseball“.  It was a fun, fast-paced recap of highlights from recent games, interviews with players, and other regular features. I can still hear Mel Allen’s iconic voice and vividly recall the amazing things Ozzie Smith seemed to do every game. It’s easy to see TWiB’s influence in today’s sports programming like SportsCenter and others.

So with Mel and Ozzie as my inspiration for finding and sharing the best things of the week. (and a huge technological helping hand that I’ll share in a future post) I’m relaunching my regular FridayFive recap of the best things I discovered during the week.

You can follow along here every Friday. Or if you like, have things automatically served to you via email, you can subscribe here for your choice of daily or weekly updates.


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Skuawk is a curated set of public domain photos you can use for both personal and professional projects.

Take a peek at my big and growing list of free design assets for even more great sites for photos and other design resources.


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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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