I'm cleaning out my saved items in Bloglines this morning, so it's a bit of a deluge. My transition to the online aggregator is now complete -- I highly recommend it.
George had a couple of great posts last week. In The Value of Debriefing Learning Experiences, he talks about his daughter's frustration in a learning experience and how he reacted to it.
Also I agree with his objection to the idea that online communities 'are old-skool'. It's true that the hype around social networks, IM and blogging has crowded out the status of message boards, but I've recently found very successful online communities for two of my loves...beer and bikes.