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LaDonna Pride has been at 18 events

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Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48129  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Billy Wilson1,547,854Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week we have a great group of Photographers joining us including @102384669117825357195, @117681034834791918293, @106539835304510344813, @104723167398398004122, @104306683219947597418, and @114728245424310221692; Storyteller @113690413034777001392; along with our Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The player is embedded above. #ThatShowWithBillyWilson       #TSBWTSBW Variety Show #40: Photography & Fun along with Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2013-01-05 04:00:00157  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00180  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Isabelle Fortin27,217Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00136  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Isabelle Fortin27,217Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00145  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00233  
Blast From The Past4,007 OPTIONAL Theme for this Thursday~ Hot Mom's ~ kitchen hot or cute hot or just hot! You can always share any old photo with us! Every Thursday!Blast From The Past2012-09-06 17:00:00104  
Kerry Murphy1,308,828Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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2015-07-28 01:27:03 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Who wants to guess what I forgot today?

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2015-05-07 14:53:40 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-15 02:28:16 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Yesterday this little guy decided my knee made a great platform for hunting mayflies. :)

and as a bonus I learned my Galaxy S5 takes really good macro-ish photos :D

Edit: I have been told this is likely a female white-faced Meadowhawk :) I love it when people help me with ID's :D

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2015-08-28 00:56:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I am taking a vacation and I am NOT taking my computer with me! So if you are trying to reach me...I will not be around again until 9/7....if it is an emergency try Andy Pride or Timothy J. Pride on FB.

I am taking a vacation and I am NOT taking my computer with me! So if you are trying to reach me...I will not be around again until 9/7....if it is an emergency try Andy Pride or Timothy J. Pride on FB.___

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2015-08-23 20:48:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Aerodrome by Simon Alexander: https://goo.gl/vKh3u8 #photography

Aerodrome by Simon Alexander: https://goo.gl/vKh3u8 #photography___

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2015-08-20 12:41:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

too bad he has no idea what he is talking about and all his "FACT"s are incorrect.

too bad he has no idea what he is talking about and all his "FACT"s are incorrect.___

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2015-08-17 21:00:13 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Shigs in Pit BBQ! Where we found good food and a ton of laughs while waiting for our take out order! +Maddie Cramer +Scott Cramer +Keith Cramer

Shigs in Pit BBQ! Where we found good food and a ton of laughs while waiting for our take out order! +Maddie Cramer +Scott Cramer +Keith Cramer___

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2015-08-15 17:47:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

It's heeere!

It's heeere!___

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2015-08-15 17:12:15 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

So for the 5th time this year...my Galaxy S5 died. This time warranty has decided to give me a different phone. I now have an HTC One M8. The camera is not as good....but I am not unhappy with it so far.

So for the 5th time this year...my Galaxy S5 died. This time warranty has decided to give me a different phone. I now have an HTC One M8. The camera is not as good....but I am not unhappy with it so far.___

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2015-08-14 14:47:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

While in Fort Wayne, I learned the joy of driving around town in a Jeep with the top off. At least while being a passenger :D Thanks +Lori Cramer for driving!

While in Fort Wayne, I learned the joy of driving around town in a Jeep with the top off. At least while being a passenger :D Thanks +Lori Cramer for driving!___

2015-08-14 12:38:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Nobody gets to the heart of the issue better!

Nobody gets to the heart of the issue better!___

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2015-08-13 02:19:49 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Peacock hiding under a bush at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. +Scott Cramer kindly pointed him out and the bird was willing enough to pose for me. ok...so sit still and not run away!

Peacock hiding under a bush at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. +Scott Cramer kindly pointed him out and the bird was willing enough to pose for me. ok...so sit still and not run away!___

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2015-08-13 02:14:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

No question, these guys have Talent with a capital T!
and still sound amazing 45 years later!

No question, these guys have Talent with a capital T!
and still sound amazing 45 years later!___

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2015-08-11 02:36:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I stand with Proffessor Folta!

I stand with Proffessor Folta!___

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2015-08-11 02:16:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

So what do you think....Is this Chip or Dale?

So what do you think....Is this Chip or Dale?___

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2015-08-08 01:55:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I found Kanga...but where is Roo?

I found Kanga...but where is Roo?___

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2015-08-06 23:12:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I think we may have worn poor +Keith Cramer out!

I think we may have worn poor +Keith Cramer out!___

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2015-08-05 21:05:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

#seancowenlovesflowers

#seancowenlovesflowers___

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2015-08-05 12:42:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

OK Sean .... you Wanted this to start .... so here you Go ..... I know all my peeps Are up to the Challenge of Showing you the most beautiful Floral photos out there. please tag   +Sean Cowen and Give Them the hashtag #seancowenlovesflowers let's show him what he IS missing!

 

The Restless Road: Day 13 – Lalibela to Addis Ababa

When +LaDonna Pride (who takes magnificent photographs, by the way) visited Fort Wayne, Indiana (for my wedding which didn't happen), we talked at length about my love general dislike of millions of flower photos in my stream. I don't mind a pretty picture or two - I'm just not a flower guy. One or two is okay; hundreds start getting my eyes to twitch.

So she and +Scott Cramer and +Lori Cramer +Christy Pemberton +Blaine Hall +Keith Cramer and dozens of other people probably overheard me rant just a bit about how flowers are truly not my cup of tea. 

But there was an extra element to our talks - a *challenge, if you will. La Donna and Blaine seemed to think they could TREND some sort of #hashtag  like #SeanCowenLovesFlowers or something similar, just to put me in my place, the non-flower-lover I am. They promised a kamikazee attack when I'd least expect it, but damn are they slow to the draw. So I'm forcing their hand!

I told them: bring it on. And I invite all the flora lovers out there to do the same. And if I see one incredible shot that knocks my socks off, I'll be the first to apologize and eat humble pie. But it will take a hell of a lot of convincing to do that. There's your challenge!

Use that hashtag to show the legions out there who's beliefs are the antithesis of my own, and prove me wrong. Show me how much #flowers are truly loved here...

#flowerpower   #flowerlover   #floraandfauna  

via/ http://therestlessroad.com/day-13-lalibela-to-addis-ababa-back-with-family/___OK Sean .... you Wanted this to start .... so here you Go ..... I know all my peeps Are up to the Challenge of Showing you the most beautiful Floral photos out there. please tag   +Sean Cowen and Give Them the hashtag #seancowenlovesflowers let's show him what he IS missing!

 

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2015-08-05 02:00:14 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This is a small sampling of what happens when you put +Scott Cramer +Maddie Cramer and +Sean Cowen in a "canoe" together :D (You cannot see Maddie...but she is there right in the middle of it all!)

This is a small sampling of what happens when you put +Scott Cramer +Maddie Cramer and +Sean Cowen in a "canoe" together :D (You cannot see Maddie...but she is there right in the middle of it all!)___

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2015-08-04 00:23:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I got to feed a giraffe! Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

I got to feed a giraffe! Fort Wayne Children's Zoo___

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2015-08-02 13:34:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

A lazy start to a beautiful Sunday morning.

A lazy start to a beautiful Sunday morning.___

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2015-08-02 00:23:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

White Pelicans at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

White Pelicans at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo___

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2015-07-31 23:27:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

How to be a Superhero in Real Life (Part 2)

http://zerosophy.com/how-to-be-a-superhero-in-real-life-part-2/

How to be a Superhero in Real Life (Part 2)

http://zerosophy.com/how-to-be-a-superhero-in-real-life-part-2/___

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2015-07-31 23:01:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A couple flowers, and one bee, from the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

A couple flowers, and one bee, from the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo___

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2015-07-31 01:55:26 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I am back from my short mini-vacation visiting +Scott Cramer, +Keith Cramer, +Lori Cramer, +Sean Cowen and +Blaine Hall. I will try not to bore y'all with the photos ;-)

A capuchin monkey at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Children's Zoo. This guy is missing his tail due to an accident some years ago.

I am back from my short mini-vacation visiting +Scott Cramer, +Keith Cramer, +Lori Cramer, +Sean Cowen and +Blaine Hall. I will try not to bore y'all with the photos ;-)

A capuchin monkey at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Children's Zoo. This guy is missing his tail due to an accident some years ago.___

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2015-07-29 22:51:00 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Not that FOX news viewers will watch this or care.

Not that FOX news viewers will watch this or care.___

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2015-07-28 13:01:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Lori Cramer we JUST talking about stuff like this!!!

+Lori Cramer we JUST talking about stuff like this!!!___

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2015-07-28 01:27:03 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Who wants to guess what I forgot today?

Who wants to guess what I forgot today?___

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2015-07-25 01:45:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Sharing for me friend +Blaine Hall 

Sharing for me friend +Blaine Hall ___

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2015-07-22 21:43:42 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

A bit of perspective.

A bit of perspective.___

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2015-07-22 20:56:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This former self-proclaimed "GMO skeptic" has changed his mind on GMOs. As I've said before breeding method is irrelevant to sustainability, safety or quality. As a technology, it is no better or worse than other breeding techniques. Getting caught up in this false debate prevents us from addressing the real issues.

"By the way and for the record: The argument here, as I read it, is not that GMOs are inherently good. It’s that they’re not inherently bad; they’re safe, have untapped potential, and are already being consumed safely and by the megaton. Also: GMO/not-GMO labeling misses the real problems, and is entirely counterproductive. Just FYI"

This former self-proclaimed "GMO skeptic" has changed his mind on GMOs. As I've said before breeding method is irrelevant to sustainability, safety or quality. As a technology, it is no better or worse than other breeding techniques. Getting caught up in this false debate prevents us from addressing the real issues.

"By the way and for the record: The argument here, as I read it, is not that GMOs are inherently good. It’s that they’re not inherently bad; they’re safe, have untapped potential, and are already being consumed safely and by the megaton. Also: GMO/not-GMO labeling misses the real problems, and is entirely counterproductive. Just FYI"___

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2015-07-22 13:58:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-21 20:08:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Our first cosmos bloom. I think it is a fitting way to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing! :D

Our first cosmos bloom. I think it is a fitting way to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing! :D___

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2015-07-20 01:15:32 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

"It was a dark and stormy night"

at not quite 5 in the afternoon. Soon after this was taken we had pea sized hail...with a few stones approaching silver dollar sized.

"It was a dark and stormy night"

at not quite 5 in the afternoon. Soon after this was taken we had pea sized hail...with a few stones approaching silver dollar sized.___

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2015-07-17 02:15:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Amber Alert in New England!

#BREAKING: Here are photos of the man and baby police are looking for regarding the Amber Alert. http://wmtw.tv/6261BDmIJ___Amber Alert in New England!

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2015-07-15 20:45:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-15 01:50:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

It will take until Oct 2016 to download all the data! 

It will take until Oct 2016 to download all the data! ___

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2015-07-14 02:09:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

just 9 hours 40 min until the big flyby!!!

Plutophiles everywhere rejoice. On the eve of history’s first ever up close flyby of mysterious Pluto on Tuesday morning July 14 making the first detailed scientific observations, NASA’s New Horizons has made a big discovery about one of the most basic…___just 9 hours 40 min until the big flyby!!!

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2015-07-13 15:28:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+Michael Interbartolo according to this article NASA is now confirming some pretty weird stuff! (I just noticed the date of the article is 2013)

It's difficult for me to believe people can be taken in by such BS.....but I had actually heard of this before today. I want to laugh at the absurdity and cry at the stupidity.

+Michael Interbartolo according to this article NASA is now confirming some pretty weird stuff! (I just noticed the date of the article is 2013)

It's difficult for me to believe people can be taken in by such BS.....but I had actually heard of this before today. I want to laugh at the absurdity and cry at the stupidity.___

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2015-07-08 21:13:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

So +Gary Munroe posted that +Allen Firstenberg  was asking everybody to search "rock" in their own photos and post an album with a sampling of the results. Mine were pretty good in that there were rocks in most of the photos, even if that wasn't the main subject. At first I laughed at the interior of the lighthouse showing up....until I remembered it is called Split Rock and the photos were titled as such :D

So +Gary Munroe posted that +Allen Firstenberg  was asking everybody to search "rock" in their own photos and post an album with a sampling of the results. Mine were pretty good in that there were rocks in most of the photos, even if that wasn't the main subject. At first I laughed at the interior of the lighthouse showing up....until I remembered it is called Split Rock and the photos were titled as such :D___

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2015-07-07 03:18:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

this is AWESOME news!!!

Despite some hair-raising and unplanned 4th of July fireworks of sorts in deep space which caused NASA’s Pluto bound New Horizons spacecraft to enter “safe mode” due to a computer glitch and temporarily halt all science operations over the weekend, the…___this is AWESOME news!!!

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2015-06-29 23:56:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I have a couple of friends with kids/grandkids at about the right age to really appreciate this book!

Big, big news, friends! Artist +Takeshi Miyazawa and I launched a Kickstarter today for ABC DISGUSTING, an alphabet book about disgusting things! Perfect for any kid or parent who's ever laughed at a fart -- and particularly great for reluctant readers who might need something just a bit naughty to entice them to pick up a book.

Please do check it out and spread the word!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gregpak/abc-disgusting___I have a couple of friends with kids/grandkids at about the right age to really appreciate this book!

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2015-06-26 13:16:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I really enjoyed this book! and for only a dollar...it is a steal!

Looking for a good fast read?

I don't often use Google plus for out-and-out promotional purposes so I hope that you'll excuse a rare exception.

My wife's first book (Kindle version) is currently on special offer @ $0.99 for the next couple of days. It is a traditional type mystery/women's fiction novel and has been really well received - 45 reviews on Amazon (All genuine!) averaging 5 stars. It has also been endorsed by many more established authors. 

Just to note, it is a full length (around 90,000 words) novel with a well thought out plot and really good character development - and yes, I know that I am biased. 

Anyway check out the Amazon page, see what others say and spend a dollar! it will make us both very happy :)
http://www.amazon.com/An-Uncollected-Death-Charlotte-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00IOTWQPG___I really enjoyed this book! and for only a dollar...it is a steal!

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2015-06-23 03:47:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

my new science hero +Kevin Folta!

my new science hero +Kevin Folta!___

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2015-06-15 02:28:16 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Yesterday this little guy decided my knee made a great platform for hunting mayflies. :)

and as a bonus I learned my Galaxy S5 takes really good macro-ish photos :D

Edit: I have been told this is likely a female white-faced Meadowhawk :) I love it when people help me with ID's :D

Yesterday this little guy decided my knee made a great platform for hunting mayflies. :)

and as a bonus I learned my Galaxy S5 takes really good macro-ish photos :D

Edit: I have been told this is likely a female white-faced Meadowhawk :) I love it when people help me with ID's :D___

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2015-06-05 13:16:59 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

awwwwww

awwwwww___

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2015-05-25 23:23:44 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

NOT MY PHOTO

This is in the oven now! If the batter is anything to go by...this is going to be delicious! And yes the bowl is absolutely clean ;)  (but will be washed anyway! LOL)

**I used toasted coconut vanilla greek yogurt

JAMAICAN BANANA BREAD

2 cups all-purpose flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1/4 cup butter, softened 
2 large eggs 
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas) 
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or pina colada flavored!!)
3 tablespoons dark rum OR apple cider
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut 
+1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut 

Cooking spray

1/2 cup powdered sugar 
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flourinto dry meas... more »

NOT MY PHOTO

This is in the oven now! If the batter is anything to go by...this is going to be delicious! And yes the bowl is absolutely clean ;)  (but will be washed anyway! LOL)

**I used toasted coconut vanilla greek yogurt

JAMAICAN BANANA BREAD

2 cups all-purpose flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1/4 cup butter, softened 
2 large eggs 
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas) 
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or pina colada flavored!!)
3 tablespoons dark rum OR apple cider
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut 
+1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut 

Cooking spray

1/2 cup powdered sugar 
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, rum, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.

Recipe and photo credit: Sharon Fox___

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2015-05-15 13:04:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday, +Alan Shapiro!

Happy birthday, +Alan Shapiro!___

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2015-05-15 12:09:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Rest In Peace, BB, Thank you for the music!

This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart. 

BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The tone he got out of that guitar, the way he shook his left wrist, the way he squeezed the strings... man, he came out with that and it was all new to the whole guitar playin' world. He could play so smooth, he didn't have to put on a show. The way BB did it is the way we all do it now. He was my best friend and father to us all.

I'll miss you, B. I love you and I promise I will keep these damn Blues alive. Rest well.

All my love, 
Buddy

Rest In Peace, BB, Thank you for the music!

This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart. 

BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The tone he got out of that guitar, the way he shook his left wrist, the way he squeezed the strings... man, he came out with that and it was all new to the whole guitar playin' world. He could play so smooth, he didn't have to put on a show. The way BB did it is the way we all do it now. He was my best friend and father to us all.

I'll miss you, B. I love you and I promise I will keep these damn Blues alive. Rest well.

All my love, 
Buddy___

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2015-05-07 14:53:40 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Awesome!!!

h/t +Blaine Hall 

___Awesome!!!

h/t +Blaine Hall 

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2015-05-06 21:51:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Win a Trip to Disneyland

Winner being chosen on May 7th, 2015 at 2:30pm (PDT -- Disneyland time). To be entered you must reshare this post publicly.

As my followers may or may not know, I am a big Disneyland fan. July 17, 2015 marks Disneyland's 60th "Diamond" anniversary. I'll be going, of course, and I'd like to bring one of my followers with me. Here's what you get and how you can win:

First, transportation to California is not provided, but everything else is. I will pick you up from either SNA or LAX and you will stay in my highly rated Airbnb guest house for five nights (arrive on Thursday July 16, depart on Tuesday, July 21). I will provide all meals during your stay by either cooking for you myself or taking you out to some of my favourite restaurants in the area. Bright and early Friday (July 17) morning I will take you... more »

Win a Trip to Disneyland

Winner being chosen on May 7th, 2015 at 2:30pm (PDT -- Disneyland time). To be entered you must reshare this post publicly.

As my followers may or may not know, I am a big Disneyland fan. July 17, 2015 marks Disneyland's 60th "Diamond" anniversary. I'll be going, of course, and I'd like to bring one of my followers with me. Here's what you get and how you can win:

First, transportation to California is not provided, but everything else is. I will pick you up from either SNA or LAX and you will stay in my highly rated Airbnb guest house for five nights (arrive on Thursday July 16, depart on Tuesday, July 21). I will provide all meals during your stay by either cooking for you myself or taking you out to some of my favourite restaurants in the area. Bright and early Friday (July 17) morning I will take you to Disneyland in my new Mercedes. You will get a three-day park hopper ticket. While at the park, I will pay for all meals, and I will take you on a guided tour of the park drawing on my knowledge gained from many years of being an annual pass holder. We'll return to the park on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday July 20 you can relax at my beautiful property before heading home on Tuesday. You will also get three (one on Friday, one on Saturday, one on Sunday) $60 gift cards to spend at Disneyland however you like.

If you have a husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/child/etc they can come as well. I won't cover their expenses, but they can stay with you in my Airbnb and I will provide transportation to and from the park with you, and the same guided tour, etc. The winner can bring two guests.

How do you win? First, you must reshare this post publicly. You must be following me. You must be at least 18 years old. And you must be able to get yourself to southern California. This contest is open to residents of ANY country, and the prize is transferable to any member of Google+ who is following me. If you meet all these requirements I may select you to win this great wonderful prize.

I am choosing the winner in May to give the winner plenty of time to arrange travel to southern California.___

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2015-05-06 12:31:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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