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Circle Energy0BUILDERS 5  CIRCLE   V1.0Add this mix of All Kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to  build-up your circles!  SHARE  to be in my next version.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle Show less2014-04-24 21:17:48500003CC G+
John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-24 15:13:15478000CC G+
steph wanamaker0#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620212110CC G+
Steve Spell II1,788I'm sharing this circle of Top youtube fans #3.  All of these folks like to watch youtube videos and leave comments!  This circle of people are opinionated and are in this circle because they left a comment on one of my youtube videos at www.youtube.com/stevespell2 #circles   #circlesharing   #circleshare  2014-03-24 17:49:31465022CC G+
Steve Spell II1,788I'm sharing this circle of Top youtube fans #3.  All of these folks like to watch youtube videos and leave comments!  This circle of people are opinionated and are in this circle because they left a comment on one of my youtube videos at www.youtube.com/stevespell2 #circles   #youtube   #videos   #sharing  Share this circle and add these people if you like.  2014-03-24 17:44:59465036CC G+
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917687569CC G+
AyJay Schibig51,916AWESOME CIRCLE 3.8.14Some  awesome people/pages  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!  Please Share!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle  2014-03-09 07:28:425008676106CC G+
steph wanamaker99,599#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2014-02-28 20:13:431691406CC G+
Ads & PR10,781HELLO my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesday    #circle . There are people who are interested in the latest #ads  , news, #marketing     , funny commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle   . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your stream, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle     just:1)pluss it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!! #circleshare   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2014-02-19 22:13:374887060107CC G+
Marquis de Coffman6,907I'm not a big circle sharing kind of person, but this short list of people contain the people that I always read what they post, even if they don't post every day, and I always try to engage every day on G+ or through other avenues.2014-02-16 21:17:4235004CC G+
steph wanamaker98,429#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-01-31 19:45:4118177569CC G+
AyJay Schibig46,776AWESOME CIRCLE 1.27.14Some  awesome people/pages  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!  Please Share!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page   +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-27 08:44:48414744691CC G+
Константин Вишневский43,146A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+2014-01-25 13:00:32447361257CC G+
Pam Adger35,023This is my no drama circle. Great interaction, no drama. I picked people at random using the relevance filter...I stopped at 20 because 20 is a good number for a circle. If you weren't included it has nothing to do with your drama meter...blame Google's algorithms. I rarely look at the people page anymore. If you were notified, you are included in the circle.2014-01-19 04:34:452037019CC G+
Jason Levy19,543This is my Surprise Welcome Circle 3If you received a notification, you are in the circle - this is my thank you and welcome to my circles.This circle contain people who are new to my circles.Because of the holiday season, It's actually been a few weeks since I've published a welcome circle. Many of the people in this circle have already engaged with me in some way.They are all great people, and without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience as they plus, share and comment on your own posts.Please plus, add and publicly share the circle so that everyone will benefit*Please also plus, add and publicly share my Elite Inner Circle here: https://plus.google.com/+JasonLevy/posts/eqggXPGhqxE *If you are in the circle, then well done! You have reached the first level. To get to the next level and become a Team Elite Engager (and this also applies to people who aren't in this circle), there are two simple steps:1. +1 this post2. share this post3. Comment to say hi and let me know what you have done!My Team Elite Engager Circles are shared regularly by other circle sharers - they currently span two circles at 1000 active sharers, and will be reviewed and reshared regularly, so do yourselves a big favour and become one of the Elite!    #teamelite  ~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~Looking for a cure for tinnitus, or just tinnitus relief? Looking for tinnitus treatment prices? To get affordable private tinnitus treatment in London, go here:http://www.thelondontinnitustreatmentclinic.co.uk/Tinnitus-Treatments/tinnitus-treatment-prices.html2014-01-12 21:28:514941285892CC G+
Asif Raza657Add people. You will be added back.Share circle to extend its reach. Have Fun. #circleshare   #circle   #sharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-12 03:07:37406415CC G+
John Nuntiatio24,007#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-10 10:43:08487312434CC G+
Asif Raza340This circle has no specific description. Everyone is regular user and posts some good stuff.Add people and share it with others as well. #Circle   #sharingcircles  2014-01-08 17:06:32187426CC G+
John Nuntiatio23,207#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-04 17:47:08487281237CC G+
Константин Вишневский40,080Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. If you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends2014-01-02 16:06:42447382566CC G+
AyJay Schibig40,675AWESOME CHRISTMAS CIRCLE   12.20.13Some  awesome people/pages  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!  Please Plus, Comment, Add and Share! Merry Christmas!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2013-12-21 01:50:46425624087CC G+
Roleta Anedotas9,158Photographers, Artists & Lots of Interesting People CirclePlease share!Ask me to add yourself to this circle.Also, check out my awesome  #GooglePlus  *pages*:+Roleta das Anedotas <-- Viral Videos+Redhotmustang <-- Comics and Cartoons (which I draw myself)+Punch Notes <-- Daily "Post-it" Quotes#sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #bestcircles   #quotes   #cartoons   #comics   #viralvideo  2013-12-20 11:16:44476563051CC G+
Meirav M.8,464so apparently there's this thing where you share your December Dozen.no way could I restrict myself to that level and pick only 12 plussers to share. so here you are - this is my December Double Dozen.they're all fabulous, each and every one of them.that is all. #DecemberDozen   #sharedcircles  2013-12-16 23:16:4024705CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov24,810Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-15 06:13:214859269118CC G+
Charlotte Hoather2,173#sharedcircles   I would love to share this circle with anyone trying to connect with new friends.  These were my first contacts on Google+ and I would like thank them for their support :)2013-12-06 08:54:1049013422CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov22,737Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-01 13:34:46479412568CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov22,094Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-26 14:09:264538460113CC G+
Vivi Amb0CIRCLE TO HAVE TODAY !My best Google + Users to FollowSpecial thanks to all off us !This Circle will Grow if :1 - You add Contacts creating a new Circle (if this is not done)2 - Share and +1 the circle#circles #circle   #circlesharing #circleshare2013-11-25 00:28:09239519CC G+
AyJay Schibig36,338AWESOME CIRCLE   11.23.13Some  awesome people/pages  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!  Please Share.See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-11-24 02:19:11422613686CC G+
Jayant Khoshiya2,896THIS WILL BE A MONSTER SHARE! The First Snowballcircle. Time to rock the gplus community!Thx to my man +Mike Pachulski  and +Chris Cota  #Thesnowballcircle Keep this simple! 1. ADD the circle 2 Share the post 3. Plus the post. 4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? My #UDEMY course will be here  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #Circle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #FollowBack   #TeamFollowBack   #HeroicHenry   #FollowTrain   #CircleTrainHave a nice day!! :-D+Jayant yadav +Jayant Yadav +Mohit Khoshiya +Mohit Khoshiya +Alem kim +Angela Ilie +Angel Zoya +Fixfol #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #add   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #sharing   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle   #justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternet      2013-11-20 09:47:51461201023CC G+
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216CC G+
Henry Toledo4,106NEW [Google+ Followers | Follow Train]WITH BONUS (READ BELOW)   If you want to get involved with circle sharing and watch your following grow, please do the following:   1) Make sure you have a profile photo   2) Make sure you are following +Henry Toledo 3) Make sure you share this circle and ADD this circle   4) Comment below after you share so I can add you to the circle    (I will verify if you have done all of the above)   If you are in this circle and you want to remain in future circles, you must share and follow. It is only fair. Remember, all of our circles go to the top of the charts. Thanks to everyone who participates!   |||| BONUS ||||   If you LIKE my FACEBOOK page, I will add you to my HALL OF FAME follow circle that i'm building for gaining large amounts of followers! Here is the link to the Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/HeroicHenryBlog    Send me a private message when you like my Facebook page, then I will verify if you have liked it, then I will add you to the "Hall of Fame" circle. Thanks!    #Circle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #FollowBack   #TeamFollowBack   #BlogStance   #FollowTrain   #CircleTrain  http://www.heroichenry.com/    http://www.blogstance.com/2013/11/cheerios-one-of-few-companies-who-have.htmlTwitter : https://twitter.com/HeroicHenry2013-11-11 23:19:08495534153CC G+
Dustin W. Stout26,662The Most Creative and Inspiring People on Google+As the first of my #circlesplosion  shares, this crowd-curated circle is comprised of those people who have been personally endorsed as some of the most creative and inspiring people on Google+.These folks are artists, designers, photographers, crafters, painters, musicians, videographers, marketers, and all around creators of things here on Google+.If you're a creator of things and want to connect with more people who create and inspire, add this circle.  Keep watch of the people in this stream and connect with the people you resonate with. About #circlesplosionAs I discussed in my introduction to #circlesplosion  (here - dustn.tv/circlesplosion/) managing and curating your circles will ultimately give you the greatest experience here on Google+. In an effort to connect people with passion, with other people with those same passions, I have resolved to share these crowd-curated circles with the world. I hope this group gives you as much value as it has me! Have a great monday everyone!  #creativity   #inspiration   #sharedcircles  2013-11-11 19:47:102366738105CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov20,493Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-11 08:08:57471442257CC G+
Henry Toledo2,419SUNDAY Gain Google+ Followers | Follow TrainWITH BONUS (READ BELOW)If you want to get involved with circle sharing and watch your following grow, please do the following:1) Make sure you have a profile photo2) Make sure you are following +Henry Toledo 3) Make sure you share this circle and ADD this circle4) Comment below after you share so I can add you to the circle (I will verify if you have done all of the above)If you are in this circle and you want to remain in future circles, you must share and follow. It is only fair. Remember, all of our circles go to the top of the charts.Thanks to everyone who participates!|||| BONUS |||| If you LIKE my FACEBOOK page, I will add you to my "HALL OF FAME" follow circle that i'm building for gaining large amounts of followers! Here is the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HeroicHenryBlogSend me a private message when you like my Facebook page, then I will verify if you have liked it, then I will add you to the "Hall of Fame" circle. Thanks! #Circle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #FollowBack   #TeamFollowBack   #HeroicHenry   #FollowTrain   #CircleTrain   http://www.heroichenry.com/2013-10-27 13:44:12493372349CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 08:44:084695213CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 08:39:204677212CC G+
Widya Cok1532013-10-22 16:43:45459251031CC G+
Mastering Circles16,116THESE ARE THE ANNIHILATORSStand back and watch them take this circle to the top!If you want to get involved with circle sharing and watch your following grow, please do the following:1) Make sure you have a profile photo2) Make sure you are following +Circle Master 3) Make sure you share this circle and others circles on my pageIf you are in this circle and you want to remain in future circles, you must share. It is only fair. Remember, all of our circles go to the top of the charts.Thanks to everyone for all of your support and participation! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlemaster   #circlequeen  2013-10-20 22:45:48462487404301CC G+
Sean Cowen43,829My Morning Circle: By Far, The Most Interesting and Unusual Circle I've Ever Created...In the beginning of October, I asked people to dig down deep and give me names of great people to add to a must-read morning circle. ( http://bit.ly/16ow9Cm ) This is the FIRST CIRCLE of those names. I have omitted a few names by my own prerogative and I've left off PAGE names as I'd like to create a separate circle for those. By and large, though, this list is the result of all the recommendations I received. There are more names to follow, as I'm still working down through the comments...What I Originally Asked of Anyone Leaving Comments and Recommendations...I'm looking for a SINGLE CIRCLE of pure awesomeness - a circle that gives me incredible content, insight, analysis, humor, a dose of the erudite, funny, sad, melancholy, happy - in short - I'm looking for one circle to throw into my stream that gets my days started off on the right foot.But I need your input. Who should I add to this circle?We all know the usual suspects (and some of those people will definitely be included if you recommend them), but I am seeking and searching for those little mentioned and possibly unknown to me people who will jump start my day.I'm not looking for popularity or anything specific - just let me know about the people you would include if you were creating this same circle. #circle   #coolcircle   #recommendedcircle   #circleoftheday  P.S. Added myself against my better judgement as I was chosen on this list as well. Now you know... :-)2013-10-20 15:53:26499613067CC G+
Lư Thăng5,976Share vòng cho mọi người đây đừng quên + và share giúp mình nhé :D 2013-10-14 07:43:38363241528CC G+
AyJay Schibig29,935AWESOME CIRCLE   9.27.13Some  awesome googlers in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!  Please Share.See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-09-27 06:58:40439653882CC G+
Share Monkey777Share Monkey Presents Yet Another Engaging Circle!This is a circle update for our favorite engagers circle. What is an engager you ask? We put anyone who interacts with us in a meaningful way into our engager circles. These are people who are sharing and growing in Google+ and we are giving them props for their efforts.Please help them grow and help Share Monkey grow by adding us and sending us fantastic content to reshare. #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-09-17 22:22:314371010CC G+
Share Monkey678Are you looking for the best shared circles? We update our circles on a regular basis with those that share, engage and produce fantastic content for Google+. This is revision 3 of our Top Engagers circle with 70 names that we added in the last few days.If you are in the circle then you have engaged with us recently. If you are not in the circle and want to be then please add, reshare and otherwise engage with us and we would be happy to add you! #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circlequeen  2013-09-10 21:35:524138412CC G+
Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112CC G+
Matt McAuley23,556Friday's Fantastic Friends Circle and Weekly Post Recap!This is the 10th Friday's Fantastic Friends Circle!  This circle resets every week, and I only include people who commented on or shared my posts over the last week, so every person is active!  This circle is my way of saying thank you to those who interact with me for making Google Plus a great place.  Your stream will be a better place by adding these awesome people!Would you like to be included in the Friday's Fantastic Friends Circle?1) Add me to your circles.2) Comment on or Share any of my posts that interest you (+1s don't count :P )3) Or (the quickest and easiest way to be included) share this circle with all of your friends.If you are already in this circle and you would like to stay there, just share this post publicly.THE MORE THIS CIRCLE GETS SHARED THE MORE WE ALL GROWThis circle will reset every week so that it doesn't become stale!Featured Posts of the WeekMy favorite posts shared with me from last week!Favorite Photo Post shared by +Meresha Cube Very cool animated spider gif - http://bit.ly/19zRGv8Favorite Humor Post shared by +Dharmik Solanki One of the funniest post I've seen ever - http://bit.ly/12sPqDVFavorite Article shared by +Chris Schutz This was a great read on why your smartphone doesn't always work right -  http://bit.ly/1bWYfIVWeekly Recap from http://MattTalksTech.comBest Mobile Games for Android – A Definitive ListToday’s list is going to give us a great guide to the best mobile games for Android! There are 800,000+ Apps in the Google Play store.  Everytime I put out [...] http://bit.ly/1dwxGfxBest Productivity Apps for Android – The Definitive ListThere are 800,000+ Apps in the Google Play store.  Everytime I put out a list of my favorite apps, games, etc, I always get tons of suggestions for great items [...] http://bit.ly/1bX1hwTDisney Infinity Starter Pack UnboxingDisney Infinity is finally here! If you want to know what’s inside the box, check out my unboxing video below. Are you going to be getting Disney Infinity? Let me [...] http://bit.ly/13TXcEdBracket Showdown – Best Animated Disney Movie Villain of All Time Finals!So here it is. The final round in our Greatest Disney Villains Bracket Showdown. In one corner we have the All Great Power and Powerful Jafar! Facing of against him [...] http://bit.ly/1bX110MDisney Infinity Exclusive Figures and Power Discs at Toys R UsSome fun Disney Infinity collector news is coming from Toys R Us.  They have announced that they will be carrying an exclusive line of Crystal Disney Infinity characters.  These special [...] http://bit.ly/16A3fBaGoogle Plus Community Pages Matt Talks Tech  2013-08-23 13:42:52249232223CC G+
AyJay Schibig25,624AWESOME CIRCLE   8.16.13Some more Awesome people in this new Edition for you to Add and Share.  By Resharing you are helping more G+  members  become connected.Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-17 02:15:42419472761CC G+
Christy Sandhoff14,449It's Jason's circle......Jason Levy originally shared: This is my Circle of Appreciation <2>It is a mix of novice and experienced Gplussers - some are top engagers, some are looking to grow their circles. Without a doubt, by adding this circle you will enrich your own Google+ experience.Please add and publicly share the circle, so that everyone will benefitIf you are in the circle, then well done! You have reached the first level. To get to the next level and become a Team Elite Engager (and this also applies to people who aren't in this circle), there are two simple steps:1. add and publicly share this circle.2. visit the following link and find and click the +1 button:http://www.thelondontinnitustreatmentclinic.co.uk/tinnitus-treatment-expert-blog/technology/the-closest-yet-to-a-cure-for-tinnitus.htmlIt's a bit like a treasure hunt where I have given you all the clues (hint - the +1 button is just below the picture of SoundCure Serenade).My Team Elite Engager Circle will be reviewed and reshared regularly, so do yourselves a big favour and become one of the elite!#circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles #circlequeen  2013-08-12 21:43:5549715217CC G+
Mastering Circles9,653#CircleMaster  #Circle  No. 7PLEASE READ: Tomorrow's circle is almost ready. I have 40 empty spots. Priority will be given to those who share this circle and who have been active on my page by plussing/commenting and sharing.Don't forget that in order to get into my circles you need to:1) circle me and keep me circled2) have a profile photo3) share some of my circles+Tony Bottoms - take a break from sharing. I have you in today and tomorrow. I hope you all enjoyed the little circle sharing break yesterday :D#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  2013-08-10 04:10:23501778399CC G+
Meirav M.7,705Meirav's 42some people have been sharing circles of 100, but me, I like smaller numbers. and seriously, as someone who has under 200 people circled in total, picking 100 would be way over the top. so I went for the obvious number of 42 :)These are not my top favourite 42 or my most relevant according to some algorithm or anything of the sort. And I will not tell you that they are the most wonderful people on earth, the creme de la creme of plusland, the greatest engagers or influencers or whatever managementspeak term is the word du jour. I'll be honest with you, as I tend to be when I'm not making up stories about penguins and stuff, and tell you the truth:These are all people I have had in my circles for a while and I like having them in my circles. They've grown on me. They've become part of my pluslife. I can't know if you'll also enjoy having them in your circles, because I'm not you and you're not me, we have different interests and different preferences and just as you might prefer a different ice cream flavour (I'm a Ben & Jerry's cookie dough gal) you are likely to find different people interesting or fun - but here's a circle of 42 people for you to try out if you would like to, and if you find that some of them are not quite your scene then you can always uncircle them. There's no "till death us do part" in plusland :)and no, you absolutely don't have to add them. It's just in case you are looking for more people to populate your stream.You are, in any case, welcome to cookies from the penguin's self-replenishing jar. We will always have cookies. #SharedCircles  2013-08-10 00:32:3242615CC G+


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2014-04-25 00:53:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Did a mess of cookin' tonight.  

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2014-04-23 12:27:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

It's one of those ambiguous days when I don't know whether to listen to ABBA, Bowie, or Five Finger Death Punch.  So, I settle on classical.  

If you would like to have classical among your playlists, but don't know where to start, I recommend "100 Must Have Classical Songs A-Z," available for the low price of $4.99 via iTunes.  It cheats a little by mixing in a handful of pop songs given classical treatments, including Jackson's "Man in the Mirror."  Still, good fun, all of it.

Starting with track 1, Albinoni's "Adagio in D Minor," you'll start to understand that classical ain't just for movie soundtracks and Bugs Bunny cartoons.  But, just try not to have "What's Opera Doc?" flitting through your imagination during Wagner's "Die Walküre."   Yo-oh-ho-OH! 

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2014-04-23 11:07:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

By our own +paul beard and published yesterday.  Fans of all things zombie will particularly want to read "On the Motivations of The Undead, also known as Zombies, Revenants, &c."  Available on Amazon for the Kindle.

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2014-04-23 01:49:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Even vegans can eat badly.  Once in a while, you should have some fried food.  Especially if it's high protein fried food.  I'll try this next time I make up a batch of seitan and then report back.

PS:  I resent that this is called Vegan Fried Chicken.  It's not chicken at all.  It's seitan, a home-processing of wheat gluten that's high in protein and takes on the flavors you mix into it and simmer it in.  It's not dead bird muscle.  It can't be dead anything muscle.  It's from wheat, for goodness sake.  

But yeah, it's fried, so yum!  

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2014-04-23 00:49:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

It should be titled "The Children's Bible," for leaving out the raw sexuality, gender politics and justice of the Old Testament.

Decent production values and better than average acting give you the broad strokes of the origin myths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, leading to the Christian myth of the revelation of the Messiah in Jesus.  

Always good to be acquainted with the mythological foundations of the world you live in.  

Still, sit down and just read the not-very-long book of Genesis before watching the first episode of "The Bible."  So you can mentally fill in the good bits that get left out in this sanitized production, lest the children become alarmed and confused.

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2014-04-22 00:05:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I am making this some time in the near future, it sounds absolutely delicious.  It's one of those complicated recipes with many steps and many preps that will satisfy me when I don't feel like playing and want to lose myself in something that isn't writing.

For pure vegans, instead of an egg wash on the pastry, use a melted vegan spread like Earth Balance.

For the Americans reading, a courgette is a zucchini and an aubergine is an eggplant.

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2014-04-21 23:14:06 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

It's good to be American (and wealthy).  Watch out for Walmart falling prices on goods largely produced outside of the USA by men, women and children who have no history of fair labor standards or protection from workplace discrimination and retaliation.  Forget about unions and collective bargaining.

I once knew a man who had disappointed his family by becoming an international peace activist instead of joining his father and brothers in the family's substantial and highly lucrative businesses.

My friend, an old man when i got to know him, could afford his lifelong activist vocation thanks to a generous trust fund and a professionally-managed portfolio of investments and a share in the profits of the family businesses.  He did a lot of significant good in his long activist career.  In his 70s, having inherited still more wealth, he settled into a quiet retirement ina g... more »

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2014-04-21 22:19:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Mental Health Community Awaits Passive/Aggressive Olympics  Passive/Aggressive Behavior ( PAB ) plays an integral role in various kinds of mental illness. Historically referred to as Obnoxious Behavior ( OB ) or just plain Irritating Behavior ( IB ), Passive/Aggressive Behavior has been identified as both symptom and cause of a dizzying assortment of psychological maladies including, but not limited to, paranoia, paranormia, pareschewed, and Chumley Standpipe Syndrome ( CSS ).
Early psychiatrists, realizing PAB to be a very sneaky and elusive foe, adapted an innovative approach to treatment. They reasoned that, rather than causing patients to feel guilt about passive aggressive behavior, long-term recovery goals would be much better served by luring PAB out of its lair with promises of rewards, praise, and lucrative commercial endorsements. Far easier to treat a condition after it’sven... more »

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2014-04-21 21:30:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Authenticity of voice, I get it.  However, somewhere between 35 and 45, I started to lose my taste for fiction that includes numerous f-bombs and other bits of bluer Anglo-Saxon when their liberal use isn't really necessary to the characters or plot.  I'm listening to an audiobook right now that has me turning down the volume lest any of the language be overheard by others.

My problem.  Not the author's and certainly not a reflection on other readers.

Now, if I begin chiding random children to, "Stand up straight," I'll worry.  So far, so good.  Find a posture pal who gives a hoot, kids.

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2014-04-20 16:20:33 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Easter not-crab cakes.

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2014-04-19 12:10:17 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

Easter is wonderful.  On Easter, Westerners of faith dress up in pastels and suits and attend a service that celebrates the resurrection of the divine vessel for the redemption of all of humankind, past, present and future.

People of faith and non-believers color chicken eggs.  Sometimes they hide them and invite children to hunt for them.  We talk about a bunny hiding those eggs.  People gather to share a feast of community and celebration.

Again.  Easter is wonderful and you should really get into it.

Easter changed Western human history.  The dating of Easter, its celebration, became a subject of maniacal importance in Western Christianity.  

Why?  Because the Bible tells us that Jesus was executed around the time of the Jewish Passover.  The famous Last Supper was not a meal just because people were hungry.  It was a ritual meal in observanceof the Pa... more »

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2014-04-19 01:57:54 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

God Hates Flax (or at least linen mixed with other fibers)

Leviticus 19:19:
"You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together."

Throw out those poly/cotton blends, they are an abomination.

2014-04-18 11:11:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Wiki.  We all know the word or the prefix:  Wikipedia, Wikiquotes, Wikileaks, and so on.  

The Internet term was coined by US computer programmer Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham in 1995, based on the Hawiian word for "quick," wiki wiki.  Properly pronounced with a long E sound, weeky weeky. 

As you already know, wiki caught on and we have wiki-this-and-that today.

Supporting information obtained from Wikipedia and Wiktionary.

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2014-04-16 19:25:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

I'm guessing they use "Pee-Mail" too.  

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2014-04-16 17:25:28 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

I've become one of those people who photographs his lunch and posts it. It's just so pretty. And delicious.

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2014-04-16 13:28:53 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Strange things happen in Gray Cove, everybody knows. 

Seamus Gray, the son of Artie and Colleen Gray, woke with a start and an unvoiced cry.  He opened his eyes, breathed and winced at the pain in his chest.  The light through window hurt his eyes and he blinked and tensed at the shapes moving against the light.  He withdrew from the cool hand on his cheek.

"Seamus, honey?" the voice tentative and worried.  His mother.  

"Ma?" Seamus croaked, his throat dry.  He blinked again, trying not to inhale too much against the pain in his chest.  He remembered the boat.  Using a hook to retrieve a trap that had fallen off the side.  Something had happened.

"Relax, honey," his mother soothed, her thin fingers moved to softly rub his chest.  Colleen Gray, born Colleen Flannery, never babied her seven children unless somethingwas seriou... more »

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2014-04-16 10:23:07 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

April 16, 2014.  Snow in Maine.

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2014-04-16 01:15:04 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

It's almost all worthless nonsense.

But, handled well, it's going to be OK.  

Relax.  There's always something that matters.  You know it because you're human.  

It's not the money, the station, the status, the stuff or the fears.  Those exist to confuse us.

It's that one person, at least, who loves you and who needs you because your life makes theirs mean something.  You love them.  Maybe for that, but you love them back and that's what counts.

Loving means assuming a responsibility.  As responsibilities go, it beats money, station, status or stuff.  Those are, in the end, worthless things.  

Name any famous, rich, important and resourceful person from the past.  They live now only in your memories of their exalted lives and deeds.  But, they're just as dead. 

You will be deadtoo.  One da... more »

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2014-04-16 00:23:23 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)

It takes time, attention to details, and effort to eat well as a vegan.  But, hell, I had nothing else planned.  I made "crab" cakes tonight, delicious enough to make an omnivore weep.

The making took two and a half hours, from prep to plate.  The partner husband, who cannot fool me with any lie when I'm focused on him, loves them.  He did before.  

Crunchy spicy exterior.  Soft, steaming, flavorful center.  Slathered with tartar, horseradish, or cocktail sauce, a delicious, savory treat.

The leftovers?  A delicious sandwich with lettuce, tomato and etc.

After all, what else did I intend to do with this time?  Make what you have into a celebration, or shut up and go stand over there.

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2014-04-15 13:31:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

April is an interesting month.  Lots of things happened, lots of things happen.

Adolph Hitler, the US Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, the Titanic, Martin Luther King, Jr., Kurt Kobain, the Bay of Pigs, Waco, Bosnia, Oklahoma City, Chernobyl, San Francisco, Columbine, Overland Park, Murraysville, Virginia Tech, Tōhoku and BP and the Gulf of Mexico all had big events that started or ended in this month.  

April is the month of marijuana.  

April celebrates resurrection, both natural and supernatural. 

In April we're asked to remember those with autism, victims of child abuse and sexual assault, and the rights of crime victims.  In April we become or cause others to become fools.

April, etymologically, is "to open." It is sacred to Venus, St. George and St. Mark.  On St. Mark's Eve it is said that might you spot, "Amournf... more »

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2014-04-15 12:37:57 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)

The world is designed to make you feel badly about yourself, or to make you feel good about yourself at others' expense.  Those are the conditions.  The reality?   It's going to be OK. 

2014-04-15 03:16:48 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Visited Facebook for the first time in ages.  It's so odd looking.  I noticed lots of advertising.  A couple of friends said hi.  That was nice.  Then I saw a posting by somebody who reminded me why I left Facebook.  Doubt I'd get back into that space.  Maybe repeat some posts there, if anything.

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2014-04-15 00:56:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

These deviled tomatoes look good, and I bet they'll taste good.  I'll make this for Easter dinner at the neighbors' house.  Along with my traditional pies:  chocolate cream for them; apple pie for me, and anybody else who might want it.

I'm also going to make a vegan variation on crab cakes.  Those are so good people argue about who gets the last one, nobody minding there's no crab in it.

At omnivore neighborhood gatherings, I take care of myself, but I try to make things that others may also like.

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2014-04-14 11:41:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Spring in Maine is like the opening of U2's 1987 "Where the Streets Have No Name."  Small, almost imperceptible signs.  Each day, the snows recede and the signs build.  Becoming a chord.  A bass line.  Becoming a sudden rush.  Right now spring in Maine is still in the keyboard notes, leading to the guitar's entry. 

"Where the Streets Have No Name"
by U2, The Joshua Tree (1987)

I wanna run, I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls that hold me inside
I wanna reach out and touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I wanna feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building, then burning downlove, ... more »

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2014-04-13 12:09:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

"Frankenstein's Army" (2013)

A World War 2 found footage movie?  Sure, run with it!  In the waning months of the war a squad of seven Soviet Red Army comrades are in eastern Germany pushing toward a radio distress call.  Dmitri films the events in remarkable color and sound (suspend your disbelief).  As the group near their destination they discover clues that something monstrous is going on.

What the movie does well:  History references, both actual and Frankenstein fictional.  The movie starts in colors that slide toward alarming monochrome as peril builds.  Most of all, the monsters!  The monster designers eschewed CGI and created over-the-top steampunk abominations; great fun.

What the movie does poorly:  Ham-handed use of Russian prejudices about Poles and Jews as the chief source of character development.  The typical brutish or stalwartRussians,... more »

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2014-04-12 16:11:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

I'm pondering construction of a garden space, about 20'x3', for other side of the pictured kennel fence. Give over the rest of the sunny parts of the fence to peas, green beans and morning glories (the husband loves those).

I discussed the rough plan with the husband. He likes it, so I'm clear to drop some cash, get noisy and dirty.

He said, "We can get the timbers tomorrow." I said, properly pitching, "I thought I'd take Annie and do it right now; I need to get morning glory seeds anyway." (I've already finished my "honey-do list for today.) He smiled and said, "Oh, I have morning glory seeds," and retrieved the bag of seeds he collected from last fall's plants. That's the bag in the picture.

Now, I'm pretty sure what I planted last year were hybrids, so I can't be certain of results or... more »

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2014-04-12 13:05:10 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)

Any human regardless of their diet choice can eat well, or eat poorly.  Omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, lactose- or gluten-intolerant, people with food allergies; everybody can make bad decisions.  

Number one bad decision:  Packaged and heavily processed foods.  It's 2014, you don't need me to tell you that the only good things these foods do for you is give you a feeling of appetite satiation and, as an old Navy buddy liked to put it, "make a turd."

Number two bad decision:  Sugars.  Most of us have adapted to sugars to the point where foods can taste funny without added sugars.  You can overcome this.  Allow your expectations and taste experiences to roll back to enjoyment of flavors without the taste of sugar.  This includes fake sugars, those artificial sweeteners that deliver sugary sensation (and probably trick your body into responding to themas if th... more »

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2014-04-12 12:16:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

"Germ Z" (2013) 
What can you do with a half million dollars.  You can make a zombie movie!

Present day, the movie opens on a man in a tattered white hazardous materials suit running through the woods.  He's pursued by a bloody man.  Hazmat suit man tries to use a cell phone while running.  No good.  He stumbles and falls down a shallow embankment.  Bloody man catches up.  Bloody man stops, grips his head, and the back of his head explodes outward.  Bloody man sinks, falls.

And then the movie backs up to tell its story.  A satellite is hit by a meteor, sending satellite and meteor debris into impact on South Mountain, Preachers Mill (aka, Hyde Park, NY).  The debris delivers a non-terrestrial microorganism.

What the movie does well:  Nice camera work.  Gore fans will be satisfied.

What it does poorly:  Clunky writing.  Manyscenes have th... more »

2014-04-11 19:18:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

I have occasional business dealings with a person with the surname Goldfinger. So, of course, I have the bold Bassey Bond song stuck in my head for hours afterward.

It's a cold finnnnnguh! 

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2014-04-11 13:58:21 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)

Most people know that the maritime terms for left and right are port and starboard, respectively.  But, where did those terms come from?

In ye olde tymes, we're talking Old English times from roughly the 5th to the 11th centuries, boats were commonly steered by a rudder that draped over the side, operated from the deck.  The word "steer" was both a verb (to steer) and a noun (the steer).  The rudder was normally located on the right side rear of the boat.  So, the steerboard (literally, steering board) was on the right side.  In time, the term changed from steerboard to our starboard, indicating the right side of a seagoing vessel, later adapted to aviation to indicate the right side of an aircraft.

Because the rudder was on the right, a ship would pull up to a dock, or port, on its left side.  So, port indicated an action done on that side of a boat, and theterm ... more »

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2014-04-11 11:38:50 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)

Cultural trivia.  Maine has a sizeable East African, principally Somalian minority immigrant population.  Minorities are frequently targets for discrimination or retaliation, so over the years I've spoken with many Maine Americans from Somalia.  

Almost all of the Somalis I speak with have a birth date of January 1.  It's not that Somalis attach particular importance to being actually born on that date, so they all try to conceive nine months before January 1.

In many non-Western cultures one's birth date is not particularly important.  There are not the socially recognized and reinforced traditions of birthdays, or the state quantification of the population through key statistics like birthdays.  Other things matter more in some societies.  One's role within a family and society grouping.  A name.  An identification with a place.  Gender.  Statuswithin a c... more »

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2014-04-10 12:33:52 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Oh, Apple.  How I've grown to loathe you.  You make devices, you make iTunes to sync with those devices.  

I do not ask for much.  I like my music, I like my podacsts.  You do not have to deliver much to me apart from your software that works with your devices.  

With you I get less than my modest expectations because you fail.  Regularly and spectacularly.  And you've been failing for too long.

You used to work.  Now you suck.  That from a man who never asks that much of his technology.

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2014-04-10 00:10:42 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

My group/mass email "thing."  Whenever I have to email a group of people or, worse, send an email to a massive number of people, I always do this:  I sit there, staring at the email.  Did I properly address, bcc when I should?  Did I have a literary Tourette's moment somewhere in that text?  Better check, and I do.  I stand up and walk away.  I come back, do the same things, scrutinizing the message and my protocols.  Eventually, I hit send.  And feel light-headed for a few moments.

I've done these kinds of emails literally for years.  I've never messed up.  Heck, I've trained people on proper group and mass email protocols.  The writing is routine.  The sending?  Never.

That image is not me, in case you wondered.

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2014-04-09 13:53:45 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

What the heck is a Tatar?  With events in Ukraine that word and those people keep coming up.  The Tatars (sometimes referred to as Tartars) can trace their historical relevance to Genghis Khan's spectacular 13th century career of taking over much of Asia, the Near East and parts of Europe.  Seriously, if you score a human being by his impact on the trajectory of human history, Genghis Khan is Number 1, or at least in anybody's serious Top 3.  

Factoid:  Modern DNA science estimates Genghis Khan's family DNA exists in 0.5% of Earth's total male population, or about 16 million now-living dudes, the largest single family line yet discovered.  Genghis and his sons, grandsons, etc., got around and they enjoyed well-stocked harems of women from all over their conquered world. 

The Tatars were a Turkic people living in Central Asia.  They were invaded andconquer... more »

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2014-04-09 12:16:06 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Creative uses for song lyrics.  When you want to get out of a conversation, but you have to make some response, hit 'em with a seriously intoned song lyric, then drop the metaphorical mic and walk away.  Good ones to keep in your pocket:

"There must be some kind of way out of here, said the Joker to the Thief."

"In the time of the chimpanzees I was the monkey."

"Love when you can, cry when you have to."

"A world without heroes is like a world without sun."

"You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain."

"You're living in your own private Idaho."

"If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?"

"Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one man gathers what another man spills."

"I guess I should havek... more »

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2014-04-09 11:27:22 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Been hearing about coconut oil, but clueless about it beyond the hype?  Here's your primer.  Presented by our own +Andrew Jecklin.  This article is part of his new series of newsletters on a variety of health, wellness, and general interest topics.  You can sign up via the site for announcements on new postings.  Finally, if you're in the Greater Eugene Oregon area, schedule your massage at Andrew's Stillpoint Massage Therapy.

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2014-04-09 10:41:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

It's a nice day in Google Play's Music store.  Free music tracks include Johnny Cash's cover of Trent Reznor's "Hurt," Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke," and Lynard Skynard's "Sweet Home Alabama."

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2014-04-09 10:30:39 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

It's not that I don't find Google's Glass interesting.  It's that I prefer to sit out its 1980 Colecovision phase and join in when the technology offers simplicity, utility, and lenses that adapt to anybody's vision prescription.  It will come.  I can wait.

2014-04-08 20:47:47 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I changed the screen resolution on Reception's dual monitors. I'm almost sorry I won't be here to witness the howls of shock and protest in the morning.

But, honestly, how does one work at 800x600?

2014-04-08 16:46:46 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Her: Why don't you ever participate in birthday things at work?

Me: Honestly? I feel awkward and uncomfortable at those kinds of social gatherings.

Her: No you don't!

Me: Ah! Your refutation of my reality has cured me, bring on the cake and silly chatter.

Her: OK! I take it back.

Taken one-on-one, humans are often lovely. In an office and as a group? Not so much. To me.

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2014-04-08 13:24:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

There is nothing essentially wrong with us until we accept the wrong things about ourselves and the wrong things about our world.  We were born with a standard human body, each muscle with its impulse to action and a mind capable of realizing every heaven and every hell.  All human animals are alike in their essentials.

We were born into a world that needs us to doubt and to despise.  We must be taught to hate and to use belief as the absolute reason and the justification for each and every lie we hold dear.  Including the lies we accept about ourselves.

No thing has a meaning until we assign it a meaning.  We are taught to accept meanings as-delivered and not to question or to examine anything.  In return we are handed a pittance in myths and slogans and prejudices and sentimental pabulum that explain nothing beyond a certainty of rightness through belief in theiras-de... more »

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2014-04-08 11:28:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

What makes an iconic work of art?  It helps if it is a great example of art.  If it comes from a famous age and, preferably, a famous person, that helps.  Finally, it takes great marketing.  If that piece of art is a marble statue of a female with its arms missing, it also helps if national pride is at stake.

You know about the Venus de Milo even if all you know is that "It's that statue of the lady with her arms missing."  It was found in the ground in on the Greek island of Melos, hence the name of the statue, it is the Venus from Melos, sometimes called Milo.  The statue was bought by a Frenchman and hustled off the island by boat.  

It was 1820.  Napoleon Bonaparte had faced his Waterloo and been packed off to the island of Saint Helena.  Fat King Louis XVIII was placed on a reinforced throne in Paris and the winning nations set about returning the artthat Nap... more »

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2014-04-08 01:37:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)


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2014-04-08 01:25:03 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

I can't stop giggling and the giggles are inappropriate on every level.  Apparently, when the UK's Margaret Thatcher died a year ago tomorrow a site called IsThatcherDeadYet recommended the Twitter hashtag #nowthatcherisdead.

Unfortunately, having not used capital letters to make the hashtag's meaning clear, many people read it as NowThatCherIsDead, alarming Cher fans and inspiring many heartfelt tweets of sadness over Cher's pseudo-demise.

Since learning of this a half hour ago I keep getting the giggles over it.  There really is a level of Cher-ness in all things.

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2014-04-07 02:04:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Tina:  Bold.
Louise:  Worth it.

From my favorite "Bob's Burgers" episode.  Season 3, Episode 21, "Boyz 4 Now."  

2014-04-07 01:31:53 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

What do a gun and an idea have in common?  

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2014-04-07 00:58:52 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

This weekend I listened to an intelligent hard working man explain to me that the government is stockpiling .22 caliber bullets, creating a scarcity and higher prices for that ammunition.

I listened, popping pieces of pineapple into my mouth.  His tone conveyed certainty with an air of superiority; the superiority of one who owns the truth.

Feeling rested and happy with my pineapple, as well as being somewhat of a captive audience, I paused and adopted his world view for a moment.  I asked, "What does it mean to you that this is happening?"  He huffed and looked around and replied, "Well, it's obvious!"

I nodded and chewed, realizing that the pineapple was delicious.  Then I considered:  Was it delicious pineapple?  Or was I just hungry enough that that pineapple, which I hadn't expected to eat, was good in the moment, but not thatgood ... more »

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2014-04-07 00:06:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I guess I need to sharpen my apocalypse survival skills. 

My result:  "You're alive, but you're missing a leg."  I guess I'm the Hershel?  Note to self:  Get Governor types before they get me.

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2014-04-06 19:28:16 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I'm making up a batch of seitan and the partner fled.  He's out walking two of the dogs.  Yes, it does look odd, seitan, but I love that part.  The brain-like texture and look of it.  (Actually, to be honest, it looks more lung-like, but bending one's imagine to brain-like is just more fun.)  Mostly, since I'm not eating meat, dairy or eggs again now, I need some solid and consistent and reliable protein sources.  One of those is certainly seitan.

It's fine, seitan.  It's tender or chewy, depending on how you prepare it.  I like mine to have some bite because I generally eat it as a sandwich (with toasted bread, crisp greens, onion, humus on one slice, horseradish on the other) or in a stir-fry (too many delicious variations to pick just one), so I like my seitan with some bite to it.

I season both my batter and my broth, and that broth does notget was... more »

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2014-04-06 08:18:38 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

God bless a graham cracker.


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