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Joshua Whiting

learner, writer, creator, librarianish person

Welcome to joshuaw.xyz, my home at the end of the internet.

My name is Joshua Whiting (he/they). I am a dad, a husband, a media specialist / librarianish person in the educational technology department of a school district, a sometimes writer, and maybe some other things.

I want to learn about, write, and make more things, and I wanted a place of my own to put those things, so I created this site. This is my main venue for creative activity and publication on the internet.

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i’m paddling my way through Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, though it is definitely taking me more than a week.

Picture of my Library of America Thoreau volume open to ‘Monday’ from ‘A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers’

I have this Library of America edition, but I’m actually mainly reading it on my phone - Standard Ebooks edition, added to the iOS Books app. The LoA edition has reference notes, so I look at it when I can, but I actually like reading on my phone.

[ Full post: Reading Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ]


Ant crawling on flower buds - animated

A large ant crawling on the buds of some plant growing through the fence from our neighbors' yard.

Ant crawling on flower buds - still

[ Full post: Ant on Flower Buds ]


Here are some of the things I’m working on and thinking about now…

[ Full post: Now (June 23, 2022) ]


Sun in elms after the rainstorm

Evening sun breaking through the clouds to some of the upper bows of the Siberian Elms after the rainstorm.

[ Full post: sun in the elms after the rainstorm ]


morning backyard through bedroom window - 01

morning backyard through bedroom window - 02

[ Full post: morning backyard through bedroom window ]


Update: my wife referred to this as my “moveable grotto,” which is ridiculous, but probably better. Definitely better.

Original: a view from my backyard “desk” just as I was creating the home page for my new “digital” garden.

At my “desk” in my backyard

[ Full post: My Backyard Desk ]


Update: I’m sort of trying to implement webmentions on this website. I think I’m halfway there but I don’t really have any way to actually know because I don’t have any friends and I don’t share anything anywhere anymore.

[ Full post: Webmentions ]


This is the first seed I’m planting in my digital garden: notes, links, and ideas about digital gardening itself.

[ Full post: Digital Gardening ]

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