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Bill Collins has been shared in 36 public circles

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Shivakant Tripathi1,650Here is my 1st circle of engaging plussers. This is the only circle that I share publicly and it's made up of the awesome people who I follow and interact with regularly. If you received a notification then you are in it! I curate the be-jesus out of this circle and you don't get in just by doing the plus, comment, share  thing on this post. I make this circle up based on interactions on all of my other posts.Sharing, commenting, plussing is all encouraged and appreciated BUT re-share for your own reasons. Sharing won't get you in, not sharing will not get you tossed out. Again - not that kind of circle.There is plenty of room, Circle will be revised. #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle   #circleshare  2014-04-16 21:05:12198001CC G+
Cableicous2,524Two Years of #Cableicous: Thank you, thank you and thank youTwo years - we've now been sharing #Cableicous  beautaliciousness for two years here on geeplus: thanks muchly to all of you who have contributed your +Cableicous imagery over these two years and I look forward to more of your cable beauty.Very much so.It must be time for a drink to celebrate.Very much so.And cables - many, many more cables.Very much so.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-03-26 09:26:124334610126CC G+
Moe Tousignant6,227RPG Circle ShareI hadn't done these in some time but decided to start up in the new year. Earlier this week I shared my first circle, my A circle.What you have here is my B - RPG Gamers circle. These are all G+ users who's name they have chosen to use start with the letters B. Everyone in this circle should have something to do with RPGs in some way. They may be a designer, a writer, an editor, an artist, a publisher, a fan, an edition warrior, a blogger, a podcaster, etc. If you do grab some of these people you should take the time to say hi! The best way I've found to do this is put them into a "New People" circle, send a message out to that new circle and then split the people up into whatever circle system you choose to use.2014-01-09 22:25:56205213CC G+
Cableicous2,464Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare2013-11-02 21:35:0030229CC G+
Amanda Blain3,203,837*Geek Circle*This is my personally made circle of people who post geeky themes including but not limited to...  Technology, gaming, science, and overall generally geek'ness There are a few 'geek famous' but many people in this circle are new to G+. This is one of my favorite circles to 'stream browse'. Everyone in here is active on G+. If you are in this circle(you were notified) why not share the geek love around?#sharedcircles #geek #technology 2013-09-25 21:29:031807749180CC G+
Eric magaw1,512Circle sharing is fun. Let's do this;)#Erockacircle#Reshare2013-07-29 16:20:40500005CC G+
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516CC G+
Moe „Gilvan Blight“ Tousignant4,123RPG Circle ShareWhat you have here is my RPG Gamer A-B circle. These are all G+ users who's name they have chosen to use start with the letters A or B.Everyone in this circle should have something to do with RPGs in some way. They may be a designer, a writer, an editor, an artist, a publisher, a fan, an edition warrior, a blogger, a podcaster, etc. If you do grab some of these people you should take the time to say hi! The best way I've found to do this is put them into a "New People" circle, send a message out to that new circle and then split the people up into whatever circle system you choose to use.2013-02-24 22:55:38446002CC G+
Colin Gray266All of the gaming folks I've found so far - if you have a gaming circle, share it so we can connect to more like minded folks!2013-02-13 11:13:18242302CC G+
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628CC G+
lane langmade7,218#ChristmasTown  *Circle Share* and Spreading the G+ #Christmas  Cheer! Ok.. so i's the beginning of December 2012 and 21 days till xmas so i thought.. i should share our Christmas Clique and Page!!! !So here is the  #ChristmasTown  page:https://plus.google.com/b/101587785132030371944/101587785132030371944/postsand circle curated by our 7 merry elves including myself (+lane langmade) +Michael Albrecht, +Lynn Langmade +Gene Bowker +Tom McGowan +Brad Buckmaster and +Shantha Marie Fountain.We started with zero a couple of weeks ago and we already have more than 230 in our circle and trended several times!  So for all those that want to have the next -25- 21days filled with #Christmas  cheer,   #Santa , #ChristmasTrees , #ornaments   #snow  and other fun #merrychristmas  goodness and want to join in and contribute to spreading the #ChristmasCheer , then ADD THIS CIRCLE, add our page, and send out those #xmas  shots ! :) It's so much fun and we build a great community of friends here on G+.Thanks everyone, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!~lane #happyholidays   #Christmas2012  +Christmas Town  #ChristmasCircle  2012-12-04 19:36:29235822964CC G+
Linda Huscher12,163Update for My Peeps circle share...This circle would not complete without my dear friend +Rumiana Nikolova This is a circle of my Peeps. They are an intelligent, friendly, humorous, and respectful sort.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Have a great day!2012-10-30 14:24:07782311CC G+
lane langmade6,911All Things #Halloween   ( #Halloweentown  Circle Share) Well folks tomorrow is the big day (OCTOBER 31ST) and i would just like to share with everyone the latest circle.. we have over 400 + spooks in here in just a few weeks and these are some of the coolest and most creative peeps on G+!  Me and the scream team +Shantha Marie Fountain +Brad Buckmaster and +Gene Bowker have 'fully' screened and vetted these people (haha NOT!!!!) to ensure its HIGH QUALITY terror in your stream! (x fingers behind back)Ok in all seriousness.... i'm sure we will all be sending out some #halloween  posts hopefully both today and tomorrow and here are the people that would love to see it! And if you love it INTERESTING, dark, and/or horrific.. and just  'alternative' to you know.. flowers and landscapes etc. for the other 364 days of the year... ADD THESE PEOPLE!! Thx Lane(AKA the queen of #halloween ) #halloween2012   +Halloween Town 2012-10-30 12:46:574211022474CC G+
Jeremy Land0Circle share before bed. This is my Ninth Worlders circle: those who are interested in +Monte Cook's #Numenera  +Kickstarter project. Six days left, and he's currently at $290,895 with 2,960 backers.At $300,000, we get the leatherbound special edition. At $350,000, we get a big ol' world book!Spread the word!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1433901524/numenera-a-new-roleplaying-game-from-monte-cook2012-09-11 05:06:1064805CC G+
Pierre Markuse9,415Science and Tech CircleYou like science? You are interested in technology? Then add these circle of really nice science and tech people to add some of that to your stream.Please reshare to get even more science-loving people connected!You believe you should be in this circle? Drop a comment! Your stream should feature science and/or technology of course.#science #sharedcircle #technology #tech #circleshare  2012-09-07 22:33:4955028CC G+
Pierre Markuse9,297Science and Tech CircleYou like science? You are interested in technology? Then add these circle of really nice science and tech people to add some of that to your stream.Please reshare to get more science-loving people connected!You believe you should be in this circle? Drop a comment! Your stream should feature science and/or technology of course.#science #sharedcircle #technology   #tech  2012-08-31 00:55:3853112CC G+
NOD3x491Our first 500 people following us... :)Thanks for your continued support, feedback, discussions and banter.We're sharing this a little thank you - if you're seeing this in your stream, then we can strongly recommend checking these people out and adding them to your circles.They are from all over the world, post on various subject matter and know how to have a good laugh...Plus, they're all great engagers :) #sharedcircles   #fridaycircles  2012-08-17 17:59:5950026637CC G+
Michael Reynolds280If you are new to Google+ and want to get started with some great people, here they are.  This was my first circle, and I love these people.  I call this my +Amanda Blain Circle.  She shared this circle when I first joined Google+ and my circles have grown since.  2012-08-07 11:53:39249547CC G+
Pierre Markuse6,971FollowFriday - Science and tech people - Share it!And again it is #followfriday , if you like science please circle these nice #science and #tech people and share it so other science lovers can join!I still want to expand this circle so if you believe you should be in it just drop a comment, your stream should feature science and/or tech posts of course.#circle #circleshare2012-08-03 23:45:4347002CC G+
NOD3x380We know it's not #FollowFriday  but as another milestone is reached - we wanted to say thank you to our 1st 400 followers.We really appreciate all your feedback and support.If you're looking for a great bunch of people to engage with - please add these to your circles.Lee & the NOD3x Crewhttp://nod3x.com #sharedcircles   #CircleShare   #ThankYou  2012-08-02 10:52:5840019330CC G+
Pierre Markuse6,853FollowFriday - Science and tech people - Share it!It's #followfriday again, if you like science please circle these nice #science and #tech people and share it so other science lovers can join!I still want to expand this circle so if you believe you should be in it just drop a comment, your stream should feature science and/or tech posts of course.#circle #circleshare2012-07-27 22:57:1345423CC G+
Pierre Markuse6,838FollowFriday - Science and tech people - Share it!Another week gone, another #followfriday . Please circle these nice #science and #tech people and share it so other science lovers can join!I still want to expand this circle so if you believe you should be in it just drop a comment, your stream should feature science and/or tech posts of course.#circle #circleshare2012-07-20 20:29:4044345CC G+
Pierre Markuse6,753FollowFriday - Science and tech people - Share it!Ready for yet another #followfriday ? Then please circle these nice #science and #tech people and share it so other science lovers can join!I would really like to expand this circle so if you believe you should be in it just drop a comment, your stream should feature science and/or tech posts of course.And if you are into astronomy I'd again like to recommend +Virtual Star Party #circle #circleshare2012-07-13 19:15:5643200CC G+
Leia Harley300A circle of #geek  s to share!2012-07-09 11:49:222017815CC G+
Amanda Blain1,535,774*Geek Circle*This is my personally made circle of people who post geeky themes including but not limited to...  Technology, gaming, science and fun, generally geeky themes. There are a few 'tech famous' but many people in this circle are new to G+. This is one of my favorite circles to 'stream browse'. Everyone in here is active on G+. If you are in this circle why not share the geek love around? If you are not in here.. it likely means you're in some other specific circle... I still ♥ you :)#sharedcircles #geek #technology  2012-07-08 17:09:0920018489484CC G+
Pierre Markuse6,436Follow Friday - Science and tech people - Share it!And yet another #followfriday , do you like science and tech? Then please circle these nice #science and #tech people and share it so other science lovers can join!I would really like to expand this circle so if you believe you should be in it just drop a comment, your stream should feature science and/or tech posts of course.#circle #circleshare2012-07-06 19:42:5641022CC G+
Quinn Conklin2,149+Adam Boenig if you need people to game with there is probably some one in this circle who will play with you. 2012-06-13 03:19:01500803CC G+
Gabriel Fitzpatrick5,407Time for #followfriday ! This #circleshare represents everyone who has replied to or shared my posts since last #followfriday . Some of you have no doubt noticed, as I just did, that it's quite a lot smaller than usual. Perhaps my content was especially shit this week... or perhaps the fact that I'm getting ready to move has meant I posted less stuff. Who knows?Anyway, those of you who are reading this are probably following me, which means you probably share some interests with me, and therefore with them. So, add the #circle ! Add it now! Make your G+ world a better place!Thanks to everyone who commented. Have a great weekend, and don't do anything I wouldn't do... unless it seems fun. In which case, do it, and then tell me about it so I can do it. If you're being notified, you're in it! Share!)2012-05-11 22:23:154216114CC G+
Gabriel Fitzpatrick5,258It's officially 17 minutes into #followfriday which means it's time for my weekly #circleshare of the people who've contributed to my topics during the week just passed. I think this week in particular has had some great discussions, and I have these people (and, I think we can all agree, my own brilliant topics and shining discourse ^.^) to thank for that.So, thank you all! If you're reading this but aren't in the #circle , there is an easy solution - share this circle, or anything else in the coming week, or better yet contribute to the discussions which form a tiny piece of the amazing G+ experience.If you're being notified, you're in it. Share!2012-05-04 04:23:158618517CC G+
Melisa Beliwicz3,010My bibliophiles circle. Lots of amazing people and awesome content2012-04-16 18:55:24591706CC G+
Rehan Ahmad8,835Best Engagers on Google✚having less than 4k followers; chosen by communityI had no idea to discover such wonderful folks in such huge numbers who are worth getting attention and exposure to the community on G+. Here is link to the original post on which people proposed their best Engagers: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101130656339668533532/posts/f7ou4Hrtp9FWe want to spread the message of equality and friendship, we want to make this space wonderful for everyone. Best Thing about this circle is that it does not contain any of the influencers, but each influencer taken deep interest in making it happen. So have fun with circling all new amazing Plussers and rock your stream.People who should be included but are not included unfortunately +Susan McIntire +carolann O'Connell +Andrey Vlasoff My Apologies: If I have no included the people you had proposed in this circle because their followers were more than 4k limit. Special Thanks: +Denis Labelle +Jaana Nyström +rahul roy +Ryan Crowe +Mark Traphagen +Rajini Rao +Margie D Casados +Farzana Shan +Giselle Minoli +Euro MaestroWish You Luck in Having Wonderful Stay here on G+ Everyone ツ2012-03-12 18:22:16230882934CC G+
Anthony Fox6,969Dungeons & Dragons CircleI want some D&D in my life.If you want in, share this post.I've only played twice, so I'm no expert. And, as far as these people go, I only know one of them +Bill Collins I found two circles with search and added them to make this one.2012-03-03 21:55:2471822CC G+
Anthony Fox6,041Good for a Laugh Circleaka Fun, Funny, Humor, Comedy, Giggles, Chuckles, Jokes, and Laughter CircleThese people laugh. They may even make you laugh.It's my mission here to promote a humorous agenda, so please encourage these delightful people.2012-02-26 22:29:47325432122CC G+
James S. Robbins3,707A circle of other shared circles of people who get shared in circles2012-02-21 21:23:56446806CC G+
Ed Healy2,348I had a request to share my circle of Game Industry Peeps. So here 'tis.2011-11-14 00:59:01299414CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker13,806these are all cool people who I have added in last month as they have such great comments on postsstephanie wanamaker shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 15:25:4826114211CC G+


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2014-04-21 02:44:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)


Still out of order. Happy Easter! I am grateful for family. So many times over.

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2014-04-21 02:30:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Oops there's this #fivedayquest  thing... Thanks +Deanna Elliott I freaking lost track a week ago. D'oh! Thanks for your patience. And +Felicity Graham I appreciate the tag in too. Here's a start. I'm tagging +J. Hancock - if you're up for it. Explanations at the bottom.

Day One of Five - delayed - Getting back on the road.

Yes on Sundays - sometimes Saturdays - I get out the colorful running gear and go move about the village. Today being Easter Sunday I got to sleep in a bit and then go out and do a few miles. Plus 25 burpees.

Magic appears when your feet draw you down the road past open scapes of tan, sandy earth and pine stumps. A nod, sadly, to where the lady slippers and azaleas bloomed and probably will not any more. A gasp of delight after a slip downslope to a new road partnering to a gorge lined with white birch. 

FiveDay ... more »

2014-04-19 12:59:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

When you dream that your alarm clock is about to go off before it goes off, your brain is out to get you.

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2014-04-19 02:50:38 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

108/365 - a little food pr0n

Today I am grateful for company at dinner. And a platter full of good meat to grill up. And yeah, the grill and the propane in it. Oh hell I'm glad I made it through the week!

It felt so good. I'm learning all the time in my new role. This week was stuffed with learning. And a great happy hour last night in my honor, which was also incredibly nice of everyone. 

Which leads me to a good parent story. 

There I am at the bar yesterday as the last person leaves. I order dinner. (Everyone else had an app or two and had to go.) My designated driver daughter was picking me up. Except that I hadn't asked about the pickup time. So there I had a set of fish tacos on order and a great glass of buttery white chardonnay to help offset the two prior pinot noir when the messages poured in on my phone! 

Somehow my phone hadlo... more »

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2014-04-19 02:28:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)


Yesterday I was grateful for dead beetles, air getting warmer, and roofed bus enclosures. In looking at this photo I should really be grateful for those who serve. That is a tough job.

Anyway, yesterday I was happy that there I was at the bus stop. My daughter drove me again. Second happiest bus ride of my life, right after yesterday. Why was I happy to see dead beetles? Because they were so random. As was the book I was reading. Except it was a memoir. And it conveyed so much. I found myself wondering if there would be dead beetles in the book. (There haven't been any so far.) 

Just the chance to read a book again?? That is marvelous. It has been a long four years of slippage since my daughter hit high school. It's even a good book.

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

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2014-04-19 01:38:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

So an OS update prevents me from adding two photos. [Don't ask. ;) ]

Here's a pic. My doctor had an interesting interpretation. What do you see here? 


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2014-04-17 03:06:29 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)


Today I was grateful - and still am - that my daughter drove me to the bus stop. Here's what my bus looks like returning home. It was the first time in 8 years that someone took me down the hill to the bus when I had to get up in the morning. I haven't taken the bus all of those mornings. Most of the time I could drive my car to a lot and leave it there. However, there were a couple hundred mornings that I walked and about the same number of evenings that I happily stepped up the hill to home knowing that there were warm lights and people waiting for me.

It was so nice of her. 

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

2014-04-17 02:52:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

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2014-04-16 03:21:17 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)


Today I am grateful for strong hands.

Yes this is my hand. I held a side plank and hit the shutter on the camera. It blinked for a while then took a photo. There were more than one before I got this shot…

Why am I grateful for them? Well. Aside from the obvious, it's because I once felt my hands and my whole body getting weak. 

Let me pause by saying how much I cringe talking about myself. Yet people keep calling me an "inspiration". So this is for all of you and for all those who inspired me. I digress.

Once upon a time there was a man (and his spouse who rarely appears in his tales for many good reasons) who bought his kids a Wii. When they did not use that thing, he thought to himself "I am fat and should try the whole Wii Fitness thing." It worked. He took off 30 pounds. He still wasn't down to his collegewe... more »

2014-04-15 19:46:05 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Day 100 of 100 Days of Burpees

Done. At the gym on lunch hour. 8:51 time. One set of 60, 30 seconds rest, one set of 20, 45 seconds rest, final set for 20 and I threw in 1 extra for 101 just because. Oh arms were shaky after. Feels great to be done.


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2014-04-15 01:48:20 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)


Today I am grateful for reliable transportation. It got me home yesterday through a nasty I-84 traffic snarl and it got me to a new gym to check it out where I I also got a calendar with a new set of recipes to try. Can I get a week to indulge my inner foodie? Please? And maybe use the bottle opener on something good instead of being the DD for the past two Saturdays in a row? ;)

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

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2014-04-15 01:36:15 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Day 99 of 100 Days of Burpees

Damn I did them. Left shoulder pain. Wow. Did 60 during the day then 39 of them after a pretty kicka$$ circuit class suggested by +Deanna Elliott who turns out to be as nice in person as she is online. My bright thinking was that there would be burpees at the gym. Ha! Well I liked the place and the instructor. Waiting to see what my gym does with the rates. Oh my word you should see their ads…

Anyways it's Day 100 tomorrow! So damned excited to finish. Gotta work burpees in every day thought. And figure out a new challenge.


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2014-04-12 23:40:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)


Today I am grateful for family. And inherited time shares. That let me spend a day with my daughter and her boyfriend and get away for one blessed day before I start my new role on Monday. (Yes, I moved to a new role. Good timing.) Mind you we stopped at St. Joseph's in West Hartford so she could audition for a show. It's hard to get time with your kids when they are teenagers. So any opportunity is grand. Driving 4 hours one way in a day is 4 hours more with her...


*I missed a day. And I didn't even get mad at myself. I just took it all in stride and said "Okay I'll just add a day at the end of the year."

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2014-04-12 23:35:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Day 97 of 100 

Almost there. Wearing work boots. Done looking out at Loon Mountain NH. Okay, with my butt facing the mountain as it turned out, but the room looks south at the mountain. Heh. Here this is a hilarious video suitable for gaming inspiration.

2014-04-12 03:18:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Day 96 of 100 Days of Burpees

Home. 24. OMG Pizza! 24 more. Geez I'm full. Crud martinis with Dad and he's been patient. Okay 48 straight through. Done!

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2014-04-11 00:37:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

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2014-04-11 00:34:05 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Day 95 of 100 Days of Burpees

4560 to date. Wow!


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2014-04-11 00:33:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)


Today I am grateful that I get to stay home with Liam, who is recovering well from earlier this week. It let me spray paint eggs! Okay, now you may be squint-eyeing me. Every year for about five years now the kids and I have painted eggs at Easter time. It's about all the religious observing we do but hey? We bring the painted eggs (wooden or paper machet) to my brother's house and give them out to everyone. So really, I'm getting excited for a family gathering and spending time with the kids doing something neat. And although I wasn't thrilled about having to work from home today, I had some really great moments with Liam since we took Roscoe of the 19 Toes for a walk and talked.

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

2014-04-10 02:54:09 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Day 94 of 100 Days of Burpees

Ow. Abs. Maybe I shouldn't have tried that Hindu Pushup thing to demonstrate for my daughter. Maybe I should have only done 35 instead of 50 before running a 5k? Nah. That part was good. Yep. Got them done. It's so close.


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2014-04-10 02:29:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Doodliness continues. Meet Angersnail! And Dotty. An inchworm of the imagination. Thank you as always for your kind considerations and view. If you have doodles of your own, please let me know. :)


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2014-04-10 02:27:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)


Today I am grateful for tiny, green growing things. Hope returns amidst grit storms and cool breezes. Life takes back the earth. 

It was a good day. Contrast to yesterday made it so especially. I am still unable to do a one-armed pushup, yet I am able to laugh at myself as my daughter watches, which is a double blessing. 

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

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2014-04-09 02:43:43 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)

98/365 - A Ray of Light

Today I am thankful for the professionals at Connecticut Children's Medical Center as I have been on many occasions before. This we let our eyes savor and taste as we departed. The clouds gave way to the light and let it out. 

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

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2014-04-09 02:29:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

95/365 [Taken Saturday 4/5/2014]

That day I was grateful for a cheery wave from the Statue of Liberty of Quincy. It was a quirky moment. Still he was quite cheerful. Waving back seemed apropos.

I was en route to my father's 72nd birthday celebration. Life had conspired against me yet I still showed. Hours later I would chase my 10 year old niece and 7 year old nephew about the streets sidewalks of Hingham, Massachusetts after a fine meal and family company. 

There was a grand, secret triumph in that day when my niece finally beat me on the last leg home to my brother's. I was wearing work boots, and I toted my nephew Aidan on my shoulders at least 100 yards before I told him he had to take part on his own. Yet she beat me. Poor thing. She had a slight stomach cramp from pulling out all the stops to make the last curve ahead of me.

Ahh the joy of knowing... more »

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2014-04-09 02:17:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

May I present two more doodles? I tossed off the squiggly lego-ish one too fast. I think it would have benefited from more thought. The geometrish one I worked a while at and I like it. Even if I see several panicked faces inside it. ;)

2014-04-09 02:03:54 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Day 93 of 100 Days of Burpees

I am at the "I want to finish this damn challenge point." Not because of the exercises - I now love them and so do my shoulders.


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2014-04-08 00:14:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)


Today I am incredibly grateful for not cooking and for pizza. Well who isn't?

Ah but I have an additional motive. Pizza* was a reward for my son Liam who spent a week afraid of school. It was a rough week. With the aid of an entire team of good folks, a good pediatrician, and a few tricks, he made it in. I'm hopeful for a second day of success.

*He only eats cheese pizza. It isn't as photogenic.

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2014-04-08 00:02:12 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

96/365 [Yesterday]

I was grateful for the amusement this sign gave me. It was a few hundred feet from the motel entrance where I stayed Saturday night. It was also about 8 AM. My high school buddies played the guitar until 3 AM. This was after an evening of meeting folks anew after 30 years and a day of celebrating my father's 72nd birthday.

So really, it was a warm, quick laugh that celebrated surviving and thriving and family and friends.

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

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2014-04-07 23:51:04 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Well here's a cartoon I drew about 7 weeks ago when the icicles ruled the land. 

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2014-04-07 00:58:06 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Day 91 of 100 Days of Burpees

So close to the end now. Damn. I had to do an extra 11 today thanks to doubling up yesterday on my Dad's 72nd Birthday party and my 30th high school reunion. My shoulders are clearly stronger. I need to keep doing these every day. 

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2014-04-06 23:16:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Two more of the doodles. Periodically I seem to return to oddly bug like creations even though there is no intent to do so. I am always amused by the shapes they take. One looks like it has arms upraised and the other looks like a knight's helm to me.


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2014-04-05 04:26:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)


I am grateful for laughter. Spilled coffee grounds no less.
Read on, I pray you?

A few years ago I went on a long journey far to my west. With good friends and my daughter. On that trip, when a friend offered not just a home but a meal and company, I got to operate The Machinery. Somehow - a frigging miracle - I got it out of the garage and into it again. Only to push over a decorative Thing.

When it went crash, Maria laughed. Ohh a good laugh. And my daughter joined in. So too did I. 

Then I learned to laugh heartily and sad and said at my mistakes.. When the backfire died in that house's garage.

Friends are friends in deed and need or perhaps they bleed and all too soon we find them weeds. 

Tonight I spilt used coffee beans. Ground beans. And laughed at self. Flavorful humor.

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2014-04-05 04:18:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)


I am grateful for the beaches of my youth. Because I found glittery shiny things and dropped them onto a matte black object.

*[Thursday - yes I skipped Weds and need to find it but I fricking took a photo.]


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2014-04-05 04:03:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)


April Fool's Day. Rly. 

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2014-04-05 03:44:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

90/365 [Monday]
I was really grateful for the warmth arriving. It meant I didn't have to clean the car off at the end of the day. I so rendered this in black and white because it was "Cool."


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2014-04-05 03:16:10 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

89/365 [Last Sunday]

When I took this picture I was grateful that my daughter had a place to go to college and that was in her program. Today, thinking about this picture, I am also grateful for stamina. I got up at 5:30 AM and went to Rochester NY USA and back.*

The company on the first half of the trip was really excellent! My daughter and her friend Delaney. You live a new life in a different world when you have to hold a minivan steady whilst young ladies apply makeup and adjust outfits. 

I really liked the folks at this college. They were so genuine. She's so crestfallen that she isn't getting into a prestigious program that will move her forward. Gawdammit how do you give advice to 17 year olds?? ;)


*It could be R NY USA for fun.

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2014-04-05 02:48:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

88/365 [Last Saturday]

Gaming! I love it. I'm so happy I had a chance to play in the middle of the chaos of the past two weeks. My gratitude to the FATE Core folks, and Justin the GM and the whole crew is unbounded. I needed that. Thank you guys.

Why yes Gentle Reader Below the Fold, I like to go away occasionally to pretend to be a 6'4" native of the Midwest who turns into a white crow. In Rhode Island. :p


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2014-04-04 17:43:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Doodles are back finally! Yes, it's nice to take less than two months to fill a moleskin again. I hope I can keep pace. Thank you in advance for your plusses and views. I hope your spring has started!

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2014-04-04 17:29:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

As the article says, this is one of recycling's rare big success stories. Also, no more tire dump fires is good for the air...

2014-04-01 02:49:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Day 85 of 100 Days of Burpees

It felt pretty good doing them actually. Maybe my pilates reformer class today helped. ;)


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2014-03-31 02:51:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

87/365 (picture taken Friday 3/28/2014 in Amherst Mass)

Friday I was grateful for friends and for deep, measured breathing. :)

Why? Funeral services. I am tired of burying friends*. Two in two years. Too young at 46 and 56. Yes, I consider Mary Robison's death at 56 to be too young. Sheesh. 

Okay by now you're thinking I've contradicted myself. How can you be grateful for a dead friend? I'm not. Nope. I showed up for her funeral as did a good couple dozen other friends. Ahhh, now perhaps we're getting to it? The presence of friends lifted my spirits immediately. Surrounded by them all I had to do was to breathe slowly and deeply and immerse myself in the service to be there for the living. As we all were. 

Afterwards we talked and visited as much we could as time still ran down. This is the way of life's passing. It does, in myf... more »

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2014-03-31 02:07:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Day 84 of 100 Days of Burpees  

Or "How only 84 burpees after 8:40 hours of windshield time* are so much easier than 163 yesterday." I was so happy to get home! Did your day go well?

*An insurance adjuster term for driving. I was in the car for about 10:20 hours today, but who's counting?


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2014-03-30 02:55:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)


I am grateful (should say I was as this is backdating) for the Moon and Venus at 6:15 AM. Why? You might well ask. Read on please?

Thursday. 5:30 AM Eastern Standard Time. I hauled my aging yet firm behind off a couch out from under a jacket to grab my Bi-Pap and find my car. At Camp Chase in Colebrook, Connecticut. It was the morning after I suddenly volunteered as a chaperone so my son Liam could stay overnight. Yeah, Canton does this awesome thing called Nature's Classroom. Four days, three nights away at camp. Unbelievable memories. I got to participate a tiny bit. Liam did four ways, two nights away.

Ever forget a sleeping bag? An hour and a half round trip from home? Yep. I did. That's why I was on a couch with my jacket over me and a propane fake fire blazing to my left on Wednesday evening. 

This led to strolling through cold, cold air in... more »

2014-03-30 02:11:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Day 83 of 100 Days of Burpees

163 in a day kinda sucks - and is pretty awesome. Yesterday lost to such a huge combination of circumstances, mileage and time. Today was makeup day. Ouch. Did 50 this evening though, followed by sets of 25 and 25. (Hammered out 63 this morning before breakfast, which was Dumb with a capital D.)

Hope you're doing well!!


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2014-03-27 23:22:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Day 80 of 100 Days of Burpees

Whoo! 45, 5 and 30 for sets. Sheesh I'm not spending enough time around here. Gotta go in fact. Hope you like this one.

2014-03-26 23:14:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)


Whoa life gets crazy. In the midst of all that, I am surprised, delighted and grateful to get a thank you note from my Dad! He did all the work. Still it was great to hear. I drew a doodle in honor of the race so I threw a  sneak peek into this photo. I love my Dad - and my Mom who came out to stand by him, walk the 2K and be there. Parents are amazing.

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife   #doodle  

2014-03-26 23:07:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Day 79 of 100 Days of Burpees

Sets of 30, 30, 19. Not bad at all considering. Seems to help the day after a good arm workout to blow through a set.

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2014-03-26 03:15:08 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)


When you slice an egg lengthwise, and it pops out ears, you know Easter is coming. The season of spring and renewal and green growth and yes, f--cking like bunnies. :) 

Today I am grateful for unexpected laughs and things seen in places not meant to be and friends.

#cy365   #2014laughsjoysandlife  

2014-03-26 01:57:15 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Day 79 of 100 Days of Burpees

Incorporated them into an hour workout at the gym. YES. How goes?

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2014-03-25 03:43:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

On the off chance that someone here is a friend from UMass Science Fiction Society, or from Arisia, or numerous other places, I must pass along that Mary Robison has defied mortal life and moved on. There will be a memorial service Friday at UMass I'm told. If anyone wants details please let me know and I'll be happy to provide. 

Goodbye Mary.

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2014-03-25 02:04:11 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)


Today I must thank perspective. And the time to achieve it. Looking out from the 3rd story of the Intermediate School showed a rare view. Elevations, shadows, blue sky, bare trees and the notion that as we walk our life changes. We must move about; take stairs and ask our children to pause sometimes to catch a moment.

I moved about Hartford today when her call came that Liam had an anxiety attack at school and could not stay. I walked to the gym. Exercise be forgot. My son needed me. Instructor made a knowing, sad face and put away a reformer. Meetings were cast aside, rescheduled, postponed. In anger.

Here is where I must confess that rare troubles are like explosions to my routine. Yes, I had a smile on my face while I briefly gritted my teeth for none to see. Tis not easy to satisfy the needs of the corporation at times. Especially as a long-considered change of... more »


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