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John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484247CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000516CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486518CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,141#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-07 11:13:45451126CC G+
Jean-François Durocher3,158I've never shared any circle but I'll try it today. This circle is on that I built over the last month or so of interesting people on G+. Some are popular some are less but I think it's a good idea to give them all a try and see what they can bring to your Google+ experience.Thanks guys for this cool G+ experience. #engagers   #circles   #circle  2014-03-03 20:50:551865312CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49990014CC G+
Scott Buehler69,427Web Designers of Google+ - These are people that came up in my searches for web design on Google Plus. I'm sure this group has people that may not be actual designers but are people interested in design but nonetheless, I gave it a good effort.Keeping the community aspect alive. Get to know these people.This is a one time release. If you are a designer but I missed you, just leave a comment for others to find you. Rock on Google+Scott's New Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/115253059523607863437 #webdesign   #webdesigner   #circleshare  2014-02-09 22:54:294548832CC G+
Larry Chuon74I'm new to Google+.  My circle of PlusOne is for those who are leveraging Google+ to grow their circle and business.2014-02-08 04:36:20236304CC G+
Mike Elgan3,022,401Drafting +Renata Sherwin into the League!Click "Add people" below to circle my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!" (And please SHARE with all your circles!)My Google+ charm offensive continues with the addition of one +Renata Sherwin into the League. Renata was an early Google+ superstar, then mysteriously vanished for awhile. Now she's back, bigger than life, and sharing her world and discoveries. Welcome to the League, Renata!!2014-01-26 18:46:493220625CC G+
Gerard van Schip19,561My best maintained circle is my "English speakers living in Japan" circle. In this circle you will find people from all over the world who are now living in Japan . About half of them are Japanese natives.Enjoy.2014-01-19 12:42:05216604CC G+
Custom Button Co.119People on Plus to Network with for feeding your Graphic Design NeedsSo we've been carefully curating the best designers, pages, and communities to procure the best logo designs for your business and more.If we were to fill up promotional space on buttons, business cards and other ideas, these are the people we'd look to for inspiration:Some of whom we've recently mentioned in our blog posts+Jake Dugard +Daniel Coelho - Graphic Design +Karl Gookey - Graphic Designer +Aylin Hakova Graphic Design +Chris Metzner Graphic Designer +F5 Graphic Design  #business   #graphicdesigners   #sharedcircles   #customdesign   #custombuttons  2013-12-12 22:00:23169002CC G+
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104CC G+
Laura Milani1,520Topengagers Laura CircleHappy Saturday People !  May you have a great shopping day !This #sharedcircle has my top engagers for great ripples !Laura2013-09-07 15:57:562946215CC G+
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642926629CC G+
Mike Elgan2,555,670Please click 'Add people' below!It's still August. And that means the Blogs of August experiment is still picking up steam. We've got 166 dedicated bloggers now blogging primarily on Google+. Please click Add people to add this circle (even if you've already added it in the past) then share this post to "Public!*2013-08-28 04:19:0216515831CC G+
Mike Elgan2,544,712160 Blogs of August!It's almost the end of August, and we're up to 160 people blogging on Google+ instead of an external blog!Support this movement and improve your streams by clicking Add people below and sharing this post with "Public!"2013-08-25 09:28:1216082238CC G+
Mike Elgan2,515,444More bloggers in the Blogs of August - Please 'Add people' again!I've added more bloggers to the Blogs of August circle since the last time you added this circle. Please add again to get the new people!Also: Please share this circle with all of YOUR circles. August is halfway done -- let's support Google+ blogging by adding, sharing and promoting the Blogs of August!2013-08-15 11:20:36148291535CC G+
Christy Sandhoff12,220from +Mike Elgan ...Get ready for the return of my charm offensive!I haven't added anyone to or promoted my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends circle in a long time. But the Internet's most charming and original crew of engagers is coming back!Here's what you need to know about the League:As a group, they're not the usual suspects.This circle is not tech heavy or filled with celebrities, pundits or people with massive circle counts (people who reach 100k followers are "graduated" out).This is my hand-picked, carefully curated list of people I personally recommend. So here's what I'm asking you to do: 1. Share this post2. Click "Add people" and circle this shared circle3. If you have a circle you share, please add this circle to that circle. 2013-07-11 19:07:5230033CC G+
Mike Elgan2,441,171Get ready for the return of my charm offensive!I haven't added anyone to or promoted my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends circle in a long time. But the Internet's most charming and original crew of engagers is coming back!Here's what you need to know about the League:As a group, they're not the usual suspects.This circle is not tech heavy or filled with celebrities, pundits or people with massive circle counts (people who reach 100k followers are "graduated" out).This is my hand-picked, carefully curated list of people I personally recommend. So here's what I'm asking you to do: 1. Share this post2. Click "Add people" and circle this shared circle3. If you have a circle you share, please add this circle to that circle. 2013-07-11 18:58:02299924CC G+
Danial Hallock7,489Collaborative CircleMy circle management strategy has always been a little structured and the people in it have always been excessively vetted before I'd be willing do endorse them.By now, most of you have probably heard of my circle "The Three Hundred" (http://goo.gl/kqE8h  :: 251 +1s and 48 reshares) where I vetted people through a series of iterative 'tests' to make sure that they were worth circling and, more importantly, worth endorsing and sharing with the world.Well, I also wanted to create a circle of everyone that those people thought were amazing.  So, I've been going through each of the Three Hundred, and circling up the people that they endorse and share in their circles.  The people that reoccur get added to this circle.For example, if Fred Flintstone shows up in +Sarah Rios, +Kate Savage, +Dede Craig King, and +Bobbi Jo Woods's circles; then he gets added to this circle, because he's obviously awesome.The idea is that everyone has some circle containing people in which they place a lot of faith; everyone has their "League of Extraordinary Circle Friends" (+Mike Elgan).  This circle is the first attempt to combine those circles into one super-project; and it's only the first pass (100/300 profiles scanned).So stay tuned, share, plus-one, and check out my other circle (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).#circleshare   #collaborativecircle   #sharingiscaring(Link to post: http://goo.gl/Ex9ai)2013-06-27 10:48:232111291385CC G+
Max Huijgen46,779The 100 most relevant people on G+ you really should check out. It´s impossible to select the people which contributes most to my experience on G+ so I´ll let Google do the dirty work.These 98 people (and 2 pages I helped founding) are the most relevant ones according to Google´s circle sort so they deserve a spot in the Friday sun.  If you´re not in it, be assured I really enjoy your posts and/or comments. I meet a lot of great people here, but this self imposed limit to 100 is just to make it easier for others to circle the whole bunch and check them out.2013-06-21 19:32:111001281560CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Designers, Graphic Artists, And General Artists ListWant some art in your life? Follow this circle of designers, graphic artists, and general artists. Know someone not on this circle who should be? Let us know!2013-06-21 01:12:47124124CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733CC G+
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425936CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937CC G+
Richard Green16,268Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082CC G+
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213CC G+
Christy Sandhoff10,119Richard Green originally shared:Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-04 04:14:1033821830CC G+
Richard Green15,407Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-02 14:20:43338532176CC G+
Dede King0Star Stuff Circle"We are all connected: To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the Universe, atomically."  - Neil Degrasse Tyson...And through G+, algorithmically. Thanks for the relevance. If you're new to G+, this is a pretty good circle if you want to liven up your stream or you're in the mood to pop a blood vessel or two. IJS. Have a happy Friday. #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   2013-05-17 14:34:4948121742209CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,429Love the way these new Circle Shares look!Anyway, the good people inside this circle just can't get enough of everybody's favorite sci-fi show: Star Trek[waits for backlash on the above statement]So click +1 if you want to hang out with the cool kids in this groovy looking Circle.  #StarTrek   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare  2013-05-15 23:18:174846315CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,049#StarTrek   #SharedCircle  Beam these awesome Trekkies into your Circles. Want to be assimilated? No Tribble at all, just +1 this post and I'll pull you in with my tractor beam.Energize.2013-05-03 23:43:2447511516CC G+
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019914101CC G+
Dede King0The Fundie CircleIt's round. I've hand picked the ones I interact with not because they're relevant to me or because of what they post, but because I could pick them out of a line-up, state their name and at least one fact about them and they're generally wonderful people to know. The top 10 I'd probably bail out of jail and take a bullet for, but that's neither here nor there. One thing none of them can be accused of, is being soporific. As a disclaimer: Circle with caution or stalk quietly as the circle is filled with every type of G+ user that might not appeal to all tastes including:1. Photo fundies2. Meme fundies3. Gif fundies4. News link reshare fundies5. Art fundies6. Science fundies7. Music fundies8. Narcissistic fundies9. Selfie shot fundies10. Food fundies11. Passive-aggressive one liner vague posting fundies12. Contrarian fundies (not trolls, just opinionated)13. Long form post fundies14. Leg humper fundies15. Lastly, the G+ fundies (they know everything about G+ and will tell you how to Internet)16. High Voltage Noms (+A.V. Flox)17. Low Voltage Noms (+Jake Kern)18. Cat fundies (+Bobbi Jo Woods)19. Sine Wave Noms (+fan tai)It's not really a circle meant to be shared, just my way of saying hey to all of you that make this place worth while <3 No hard feelings if I forgot anyone, it happens. Have a wonderful day.2013-04-17 15:28:3834742831130CC G+
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755CC G+
martin shervington82,368Commoogling Engagers Circle 4 (April 2013)Here you have some more great engagers since I started on Google+A few more of the newest engagers have been included as well, to give them as boost. Add them in for some great conversations and connections as well. #commoogling  2013-04-12 13:22:38425301130CC G+
Fred McMurray3,974G+ BOOST CIRCLE 2013====================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+!If you would like to be circulated here in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done - you're welcome! ツ Zbynek#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme2013-04-02 00:01:0048820319CC G+
Zbynek Kysela4,985G+ BOOST CIRCLE 2013====================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+!If you would like to be circulated here in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done - you're welcome! ツ ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   2013-04-01 21:52:1048524424CC G+
Mike Elgan2,209,377Have you added the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends lately?2013-03-31 09:40:493327321CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,587Meet Web Designers & Web DevelopersMeet web designers and web developers on Google+ with this shared circleHelp me build this circle. Here's how.1. If you are a web developer or web designer make sure your profile mentions that.2. Share this circle publicly3. Leave a comment to confirm your share2013-03-25 23:12:29289229CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,499Shared Public Circle Of Web Designers & Developers Updated 3-21-13This is a hand picked circle of Web Developers and Web Designers that share valuable information about our industry.To be added to this circle or related circles please do the following. If you would like to be removed from this circle or moved to another circle, message me.1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment3. Make sure your profile description says something about yourself e.g. work, interests, hobby's etc.If you are not a web designer or developer feel free to share this post and comment here. I will add you to the appropriate circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #meetnewpeople #googleplus  2013-03-21 17:52:34287144CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,220Creative People On Google+Meet interesting creative people on Google+From Radio Show Hosts, We Developers, Graphic Artists, Artists and Bloggers, this shared circle has some very interesting and engaging content.Feel free to add and share! #webdesign #graphicdesign #artist #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-13 04:24:23500426CC G+


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2014-04-22 02:23:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Callirhoe involucrata
Winecup. Even the name is inviting.

#atx

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2014-04-20 17:54:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Crinum bulbispermum
Native to South Africa but naturalized in Texas.

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2014-04-20 00:33:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Oenothera speciosa and Lupinus texensis
Pink evening primrose and Texas bluebonnets.

#atx #bluebonnets  

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2014-04-19 15:25:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Free Speech With Consequences
Yes, you may speak.

No, I don't have to listen. I don't have to agree. I don't have to suppress a smile at your foolishness, nor my disdain for your idiocy. I don't have to stick around to listen to anything else you have to say.

Your speech has consequences. Like all your actions. If you thought for one moment that it doesn't, why do you even bother to open your mouth? When you act like a bigot or a cretin, do not blame others for thinking you one.

via +Cara Evangelista and +Nate Behary 

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2014-04-17 01:44:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Girl Hunts with Eagle
via +Alex Moffat 

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2014-04-15 10:43:48 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)

Demographics: Black in America: The Usual Suspects 
Another story from the alternate reality which will probably fall on deaf ears of those in the default reality. That's the true failure of empathy. So many people think just because it doesn't happen to them that it doesn't happen or that it's no big deal. They lack imagination (which is more important than empathy).

What if you lived your entire life under a cloud of suspicion, not as a result of your actions and character, but because of your appearance.

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My biggest challenge as a father will be to help my kids navigate a world where being black is both a source of pride and a reason for caution. I want them to have respect for the police, but also a healthy fear—at least as long as racial profiling continues to be an element of law enforcement. But Ial... more »

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2014-04-14 00:41:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Metaphor: The Power of Myth 
Literalists miss the unique capacity of the human mind—to convey meaning through metaphor. For something to be "literally true" does not make it somehow more important. To insist that the only truth is literal is a incredible misunderstanding of how human beings communicate the really important truths of both head and heart.

#fundamentalism   #literalism   #myth  

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2014-04-11 10:13:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Japan: Hot Springs and Hells: Beppu-shi
A little story on the town I once lived in, in Japan. Steam rises from the streets. And going to a public bath after drinking with your coworkers is just part of the evening out. Recreational bathing. Skinship.

#japan #onsen  

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2014-04-09 11:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Politics: Cupcake Fascism and Infantilizing Dissent
When the pressure to "be nice" really means "shut up and don't make a fuss that will disturb your elders and betters".

From the article...
"Thus the form of the [Keep Calm and Carry On] slogan is a perfect expression of the infantilized subject’s orientation towards reality. The same goes for the content. The idea that the best response to any situation is just to accept existing conditions, swallow your anger, swallow your pride, and continue as best you might is an expression of a sort of ideal Britishness, the “stiff upper lip.” But stiff upper lip is, dialectically speaking, nothing more than a form of cowardice; less a level-headed stoicism than a neurotic unwillingness to confront an unjust reality."
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2014-04-09 02:08:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Stereotypes: The Obscuring Filter
From the article...
"People tend to think that stereotypes are honest reflections of what they see in the world. But instead, they often shape how we see the world, how we metabolize the data in front of us. It's confirmation bias"

#statistics #stereotypes #bias  

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2014-04-06 23:55:40 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Statistics: Big Data, Are We Making A Mistake
From the article:
"...a theory-free analysis of mere correlations is inevitably fragile. If you have no idea what is behind a correlation, you have no idea what might cause that correlation to break down."
...
"Big data sets can seem comprehensive but the “N = All” is often a seductive illusion."
...

"But big data do not solve the problem that has obsessed statisticians and scientists for centuries: the problem of insight, of inferring what is going on, and figuring out how we might intervene to change a system for the better."

#statistics #bigdataanalytics  

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2014-04-06 00:31:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Whales: Recycling Themselves Into Abundance

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2014-04-05 03:00:44 (6 comments, 23 reshares, 49 +1s)

Wie Tabellen eigentlich aussehen sollten: 

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2014-04-05 02:58:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Women Work: In the Line of Duty

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2014-04-04 01:17:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Love S'more: Honey Maid
Suddenly craving some graham crackers.

#lgbt #marriageequality  

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2014-04-02 15:15:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Spredfast and Mass Relevence Merge

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2014-04-02 02:32:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Lupinus texensis: Pink bluebonnets 
Yes, they're still called bluebonnets (one word) regardless of color. 

#atx   #bluebonnets  

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2014-04-01 02:30:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Ecology: Farmers and Brewers
Brewers make a lovely mash which farmers, since antiquity, have fed to their livestock. This is a wonderful use of one "waste" product meaningfully repurposed. Tons of edible grain used rather than thrown away.

And now the FDA wants to prohibit it?

#brewers #farmers  

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2014-03-31 00:56:47 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Art: The Story Behind Simon's Cat

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2014-03-31 00:46:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

ATX: Violet Crown Theater Takes Up Collection for Employee
...injured in the SXSW crash which took the lives of four (including his wife) and wounded 21 others during South by Southwest. Kudos to +Violet Crown Cinema owner  Bill Banowsky and to the Violet Crown Theater community. It's a lovely gesture for a business to make to one of its employees.

I hope that 29-year-old Evan West has some kind of health insurance but this being Texas, perhaps his only recourse is for his friends and family to pass around the hat.

We shouldn't have to depend on the kindness of strangers. We should just create a system that works for everyone no matter the circumstance.

#ATX #SXSW #ACA  

#SXSW

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2014-03-29 02:28:05 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 19 +1s)

This was painful in that "all-too-familiar" way

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2014-03-29 02:09:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

ATX: Austin Then and Now
Side-by-side swipable comparisons. The "then" isn't really that long ago. I wish they'd had just the first downtown shot for each decade since Austin's founding.

#atx  

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2014-03-28 01:43:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Books: We Go to The Gallery
An art book which satirizes the English version of the "Dick and Jane" readers is censored by a claim of copyright.
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“At this moment, a shadow looms over this book, and my right to publish it. It is the shadow of a vast flightless seabird, fed fat on fish, krill, squid, and the creative integrity of struggling young artists such as myself. Penguin books are after my blood,” Elia wrote to Hyperallergic, in a joint statement with her brother, Ezra.

She continues: "We Go to the Gallery is in danger. Penguin mean to pulp it, to sue me, and to prevent it from ever entering the public realm again. They do so on the pretext that it pollutes the idyllic brand of Ladybird books, and that I have infringed copyright on images they own. Yet they are still to prove that they own any such copyright, and the Ladybird brandis ... more »

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2014-03-26 23:17:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Communication: Meaningless Montage
Community. Diversity. Social. Ecosystem. Together.

#waronwords

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2014-03-25 00:56:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Women Work: Erased from History 
"Cannon transferred to Radcliffe College in order to work with Pickering, beginning in 1896. Pickering and Fleming had been working on a system for classifying stars based on their temperatures; Cannon, adding to work done by fellow computer Antonia Maury, greatly simplified that system, and in 1922, the International Astronomical Union adopted it as the official classification system for stars."

"In 1938, two years before Cannon retired and three years before she died, Harvard finally acknowledged her by appointing her the William C. Bond Astronomer. During Pickering’s 42-year tenure at the Harvard Observatory, which ended only a year before he died, in 1919, he received many awards, including the Bruce Medal, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s highest honor. Craters on the moon and on Mars are named after him.
An... more »

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2014-03-24 02:52:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Books: In Search of a Hero Like Me
As children chart the world, they search the landscape for heroes and role models with whom they can identify and grow—searching for "Someone who is what I could become." For many children, books spawn a first hint that they are invisible to the world.

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2014-03-23 19:40:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Film: Tim's Vemeer
Magnificent obsessions. Technology is not antithetical to art. Creative people use every tool at their disposal to manipulate our world in new ways, to get us to see in new ways.

Trailer
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony/timsvermeer/

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2014-03-17 00:25:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Yes.

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2014-03-15 22:13:47 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

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2014-03-15 21:36:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

ATX: BBQ 
Jimmy Kimmel checks us out...some nice shots of Austin. And the meat!

#atx   #bbq   #jimmykimmel  

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2014-03-15 14:58:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Economics: Free Markets Ha Ha Ha Edition 
Christie Crony Capitalism
From the press release...        
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"Proposal PRN 2013-138 seeks to impose stringent licensing rules that would, among other things, require all new motor vehicles to be sold through middlemen and block Tesla’s direct sales model. This move comes in spite of discussions with the Governor’s staff as recently as January, when it was agreed that Tesla and NJ CAR would address their issues in a more public forum: the New Jersey Legislature. Instead, rather than engage in an open debate on such a significant policy issue, the Administration has expedited the implementation of a new law that the Commission intends to stealthily approve at a meeting in Trenton today at 2:00 PM EDT."

#tesla   #capitalism   #freemarket  

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2014-03-15 01:50:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Segmentation: Being More Wholly Human 
From the article...
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Yet some still bemoan our current atmosphere as “feminized” — a rhetorical construction that in and of itself is misogynistic because it establishes femininity as a lesser, undesirable expression — rather than understanding that femininity and masculinity aren’t strictly gendered and their expressions not rigidly conveyed.

Our current turn toward tolerance for sexual identities and gender expressions isn’t about more people being less of a man or woman, but about more people feeling safe to be more wholly human. And it’s about freedom — freedom of expression, freedom of self-determination and freedom of fluidity.

Related
"Only weaklings cling to their manhood as if it was in danger as soon as they manifest some 'feminine' qualities.There's noth... more »

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2014-03-12 22:25:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Power of Myth 
Communicating through movie characters and dialog after language disappears. 

From the article....
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Owen’s chosen affinity clearly opened a window to myth, fable and legend that Disney lifted and retooled, just as the Grimm Brothers did, from a vast repository of folklore. Countless cultures have told versions of “Beauty and the Beast,” which dates back 2,000 years to the Latin “Cupid and Psyche” and certainly beyond that. These are stories human beings have always told themselves to make their way in the world.

But what draws kids like Owen to these movies is something even more elemental. Walt Disney told his early animators that the characters and the scenes should be so vivid and clear that they could be understood with the sound turned off. Inadvertently, this creates a dream portal for those whostruggle wi... more »

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2014-03-12 12:13:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Take a look at Ruven Afanador’s strange, sculptural, intense photographs of members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company rehearsing “Cloven Kingdom”: http://nyr.kr/1harhXe

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2014-03-11 19:29:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

All Things Being Equal  
...a pretty face will take you far. If you are a man.

2014-03-09 23:22:07 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Economy: Exploitation  
From the comments on the article...
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I have never known a more potent example of why the private sector has not earned the right to go lightly-regulated and absent of oversight. The need for government controls & involvement in commerce apparently remains monumental, if places such as this can exist in the modern era.

While this is an extreme example to be certain, it paints a vivid picture of where self-serving greed can take personal aspirations for wealth, and the living hell that such callousness can inflict on vulnerable citizens of this nation.

I hope this very timely and essential piece of journalism helps fuel a conversation about how we can make some meaningful changes to the top-serving nature of America's current business environment.
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via +Giselle Minoli 

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2014-03-07 13:27:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Politics: Living in Different Realities: Affluenza 
Divide and conquer. How segmenting the population into different groups and then describing the same behavior with distinct vocabularies for each group, changes our perception of each group's behavior and our reaction to it (whether or not we are sympathetic).

#language     #euphemism     #pathologizing   

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2014-03-05 22:46:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Humor: Grand Theft Auto 5 with Coco Peru 
I have never had any desire to play Grand Theft Auto...until now. The idea of walking around slapping people so involved with their gadgets that they ignore the view is almost irresistibly appealing. However, I think my final assessment would be quite similar to Coco Peru's.

#gta5    

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2014-03-04 21:27:27 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Women Work: Radium Girls 
From the article... "(1924) Keane and her co-workers at Waterbury Clock Co., all young women, were told they could paint faster if they dipped their brushes into the radium-laden paint and then sharpened the bristles with their lips."
...
"Keane recalled learning of radium's deadly affects when her co-workers from that summer began to die in 1927. Later, a friend warned her not to have a tooth pulled because her mouth would never heal."

"About 15 of the young dial painters in Waterbury died from radium poisoning during the 1920s and '30s. Scores of women died later after suffering for years from crumbling bones and rotted jaws."
...
"The case of the radium girls eventually led to federal law that placed industrial diseases under workers' compensation rules."

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2014-03-04 16:11:44 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Politics: Living in Different Realities  
From the article, "...same-sex marriage opponents are unique in the depth of their misunderstanding of the issue. Because they skew strongly conservative and deeply religious, this may be a manifestation of what Andrew Sullivan has termed "epistemic closure." Think of this as an extreme case of confirmation bias -- that tendency of people to filter out information that challenges their beliefs and preconceived notions."
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"The PRRI survey data show that among much of the GOP base, epistemic closure is still very much alive and well. And this fact is crucial to understanding the "religious freedom" legislation cropping up in places such as Kansas and Arizona. On the surface, it makes little sense to codify discrimination into law when public opinion has shifted dramatically toward equality and the courts are... more »

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2014-02-28 23:31:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Lupinus texensis, Texas Bluebonnet 
Bluebonnet. First flower of 2014. A bit earlier than average but not the earliest I've ever recorded.

#atx   #bluebonnets   #floralfriday  

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2014-02-24 22:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Prunus mexicana
The garden is full of flowers today. Mexican plum. Summer snowflakes. Baby blue eyes. False dayflowers. Grape hyacinths.

#atx  

2014-02-23 14:19:20 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

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2014-02-23 14:01:15 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Free Will 
Although influenced by nature and nurture, we are not slaves to circumstance. We possess free will.

People who excuse their behavior by saying "I couldn't help myself" are not full-functioning adults. They should be kept under strict supervision, like small children or wild dogs, so that they cannot harm themselves or others.
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From the article... 
"Of course, there’s also a third ingredient, in addition to genetics and environment: free will. “Since finding all this out and looking into it, I’ve made an effort to try to change my behavior,” Fallon says. “I’ve more consciously been doing things that are considered ‘the right thing to do,’ and thinking more about other people’s feelings.”

But he added, “At the same time, I’m not doing this because I’m suddenly nice, I’m doing it because ofpride—because I want to show ... more »

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2014-02-22 21:46:32 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

ATX: Jaywalking 
APD cracks down on dangerous blonde joggers. I feel safer already.

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2014-02-22 02:46:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

ATX: Lady Bird Lake 
From the Drake Bridge looking west. Walking home from the movies.

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2014-02-22 00:42:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Film: Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) 
Which is more important in the relationship between parents and  children? nature or nurture? Folk tales, biologists, and psychologists focus on the favoritism many demonstrate for their own blood as opposed to step-children. On the other side, an adopted child who is raised by a loving parents who actively sought him out might argue that the real parent is the one who raised him, not bore him.

Complicate matters further. What if the issue is not about abandonment and adoption or divorce and custody. What if you brought up the "wrong" child, loved him, cared for him, nurtured him, for six years because the hospital sent you home with someone else's baby? And what if your "real" child was also raised and loved by a different family? 

How do you do what's best for the child you raised? Howdo you look the li... more »

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2014-02-21 00:40:24 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

Japan: Tips for Japanese Travelers to America  
Seeing ourselves through another culture's point of view: we're strange but they still find us oddly charming.

via +George Takei 

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2014-02-20 07:59:29 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

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