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Jessica Pierce has been at 2 events

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San Diego Zoo485,112+Rick Schwartz is back from his trip to St. Bees Island, Australia, and he's eager to share what it's like to work with koalas in the wild. Bring a question or two and come chat koalas with us!Koala Hangout x2 with Zookeeper Rick2012-11-16 02:30:0030 
Fraser Cain925,051To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004875 

Jessica Pierce has been shared in 116 public circles

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Sinem Kobal0#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-25 11:55:58472000
Oktay Deniz621#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-20 19:35:11402002
Becky Collins14,837Advertising Professionals Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-12 05:01:10486319
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139640
TecnoAndroid.it11,608#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday #cerchie #cerchieitaliane #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #AddCircle #SocialMedia #SharedCircleOfTheDay #addcircles #Engagers #addpeople 2014-05-28 10:30:54499849
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Paige Keaton57,548In memory of +Dirk Talamasca I am sharing a circle of friends from G+ I have shoved into a circle named. People Worth Keeping. As he was really into getting people connected. This circle is 700 people deep and it only shares 500. I need to split this in 2 and share all of you lovelies.. Dirk was a bad ass. He was what G+ was all about. Enjoyed many hours online during Beta with him. Really sucks when people die on here.   #RIPDIRKTALAMASCA   #shareyourpeople  2014-03-31 01:45:085017137
Shashi S5,199Got an Amazing women's circle at Google Plus... through +Ay Jay Schibig ... Check it out...AMAZING WOMEN'S CIRCLE  3.21.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this New Circle!  Add them to enliven 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   #womenscircles  2014-03-22 05:19:3840115920
AyJay Schibig53,216AMAZING WOMEN'S CIRCLE  3.21.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this New Circle!  Add them to enliven 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   #womenscircles  2014-03-21 23:39:21500372945
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Paige Keaton57,202This is my Women's circle. Stuffed with amazing people. A really decent add to anyone's circles.  Thanks ladies for being so great to me and my G+ experience.  Some people may have not been included in this circle share. I can only share 500 at one time. This circle exceeds that. Sorry ahead of time. #whateverwednesday   #wednesdaywisdom   #wednesdaymotivation  2014-03-05 15:08:18501211623
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Bernard Piette7,060Hi,First off big hat tip to everyone who just participated in the Great Google+ Circle debate hosted by +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff . Thanks to all on both sides on the debate to help us all get more perspective on this discussion. *NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM :-) *Announcing version 2 of the #MoversandShakers  circle!! Yippee! Again this week, I have spent much time to ensure there are only quality engagers, posters and mentors who can bring value to your Google+ experience.If you want to be included,,,,, wait for it..... Be a strong contributor and participant on the Google+ platform. That's it, that's all. Just be a great google+ netizen.You don't have to be rich, famous or pretty LOL. I built this circle and stream to help Nooglers meet new people, learn new things, hear different perspectives, encounter someone you may never have had the courage to speak to live in person. Trust me, just reach out and comment on a post of someone you appreciate, You'll be amazed how happy people are to engage with you, once you've had the courage to reach out, so like Nike says, JUST DO IT! Please see some of my favorite posts from the last week below. 1. The Great Google+ Circle Debate - By +David Oldenburg ► http://goo.gl/2fYuuR2. My Joke of the day, Who else is in the same position? - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/pEhlRM3. To most of us, Google +  seems like just another social media platform.  But that misconception�c - By +Ronnie Bincer ► http://goo.gl/AWdvRw4. 11 Quick Tips to Boost Social Media Results - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/hoJO4h5. Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the - By +Randy Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/IMeMl3=======================================================6. Just Joined Ronnie's Hangout Mastery Group - By +Craig Chamberlin ► http://goo.gl/cB1EeE7. Excited to see how +Jenn Herman is embracing Google+ and seeing how much fun and effective it can - By 2014-01-17 19:23:23493452245
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449912969103
Bernard Piette5,325 Hello Everyone! #CircleCanada  v.3 is out with the addition of many (52) new #engagers# in the Google+ world. There are people from all around the world in this circle, the name was chosen as I'm from Canada and it makes for a memorable circle name. Now that we got that all cleared up, please enjoy the rest of your show. :-) There's 350 movers and shakers in #CircleCanada! I have included only those people I find to be very strong contributors to the Google+ platform and NOT only people who share my posts...We have room for 150 more real Engagers and Contributors!It's hard not to mention the people the make this Google+ world a better place. Please allow me to give some credit where credit is due. +Christine DeGraff +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Yifat Cohen +Ronnie Bincer +Stephan Hovnanian +Mia Voss +Fulvio Meloni +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher  Cheers my friends and thanks!The list could go much longer but I hope each of you will take the time to visit their profiles if you have not done so already, your Google+ profile and those that will have to interact with it,... will thank you! :-) Want to be added to the #CircleCanada ??1) Add me to your circles.2) 2014-01-03 23:23:063511104881
Core Marketing4091. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-28 07:48:32495859
Core Marketing2921. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-27 07:10:04496245
Bernard Piette3,755Hello Everyone! #CircleCanada  v.2 is out with the addition of many new #highly active engagers# in the Google+ world. Note there are people from all around the world in this circle, the name was chosen as I'm from Canada and it makes for a memorable circle name. Now that we got that all cleared up, please enjoy the rest of your show. :-) There's approx. 300 movers and shakers in #CircleCanada  as  I have only included those people I find to be very strong contributors to the Google+ platform and NOT only people who share my posts...We have room for 200 more real Engagers and Contributors!It's hard not to mention the people the make this Google+ world a better place. Please allow me to give some credit where credit is due. +Christine DeGraff , +martin shervington , +Lee Smallwood , +Yifat Cohen +Ronnie Bincer, +Stephan Hovnanian , +Mia Voss , +Fulvio Meloni +Traphagen Marc , +Eric Enge , +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk , +Shawn Manaher  Cheers my friends and thanks!The list could go much longer but I hope each of you will take the time to visit their profiles if you have not done so already, your Google+ profile and those that will have to interact with it,... will thank you! :-) Want to be added to the #CircleCan2013-12-23 16:29:36302785495
Jack Humphrey12,866Here's 500 of my top engagers #sharedcircles #circles2013-12-21 08:27:05500104
David Leonhardt3,391This is basically the Megamix 19 of +Tancredi Matranga .   To grow your contacts on G+,:1. Plus the post2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle.4. Share the saved circle (but make sure to tick "include yourself" when sharing).#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #circleshare   #thursday   #thursdaycircle   #circlethursday  2013-12-19 16:54:54498101215
Tancredi Matranga11,444WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 19Have a great Thursday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 19th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #circleshare   #thursday   #thursdaycircle   #circlethursday  2013-12-19 10:54:49498876295
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115
Paige Keaton54,103I shared this circle earlier and realized it was lacking a lot of women that I have circled. I went through my other circles and found about 300 more just glancing. I have added these women and would like to share it with you.  Be kind to the women I am sharing with you today. I don't share circles often but I hear a lot that G+ is mostly male. I have spent a lot of time finding good women. This is not a porn circle if that is what you are into. This is NOT a HOT WOMEN  circle. This is a circle of real women who have a G+ page just like me.  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #womenofgoogleplus  2013-10-30 17:36:0450023821
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255987
Paul Christen113If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500705466
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348088
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277
Jonathan Ballard1,537I let Google choose who is in this circle plus myself from one large circle. This global world of people are very active, as they do follow-back, especially for shared interests and activity. 500 is max, so imagine these are the most active or the most +1'd. Please share this post even if you add or do not add this circle! Thank you!2013-04-11 15:33:01501617
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967159161
Joe Martinez44,982Best of the Best on Google+ - February 2013 Shared CircleI did some major cutting, trimming, and added some fresh new faces! This circle is perfect to add if you are new to Google+ and want to follow people with fresh ideas, amazing photography, music that will make your ears happy, and some of the most thought provoking & fun people on Google+! Feel free to share and add these amazing people! Some of the wonderful people you'll meet in the circle share are: +Tiffany Henry, +Chris Pirillo, +Krystyn Chong, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Amanda Blain, +Daria Musk, +Chris Hadfield, +Renata Sherwin, +Trev Warth, +Casey McKinnon, +Muse TD, +Michelle Marie, +Marques Brownlee, +Philip Plait, +Mohamed Mansour, +Emily SiXx, +Hanae Kimura, 2013-02-28 06:40:0650137941
AyJay Schibig14,98621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  I also curate Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-02-20 00:29:16409234
Fraser Cain694,882The Final Super Science CircleWell, this is it, this is going to be the last posting of the Super Science Circle. Why? Communities, that's why. In case you didn't know, I've been maintaining my Super Science Circle from the very beginning of Google+. As soon as the feature to share circles was enabled, I was happy to share those circles around into Google. I did this because it was very difficult for people with related interests (science) to be able to find each other. I wanted new G+ users to realize this place isn't a ghost town; there are vibrant groups of people actively discussing scientific topics.But it was a hack. Each month took me almost an entire day to curate down the list of people, remove the inactive, and incorporate newly active people who often posted about science. And it was always imperfect. Some people got a massive boost in followers and engagement, while other, equally deserving people were left out.It was inelegant, inefficient and arbitrary.But now you can do this all on your own. You can go into any Community that matches your interest and instantly discover thousands of people who share your enthusiasm for a topic - just joining a Community will bring a trickle of posts about topics that interest you back into your stream. Keep your participation in the Community, or circle the most interesting people and harvest them back into your own stream.In the coming months, I'll be suggesting Communities you should join, instead of people you should circle. Thanks to everyone for using the shared circles and helping science get such a firm foothold here on Google+. Thanks to all the past and present members of the Super Science Circle for sharing such wonderful stuff.Science!2013-01-17 02:59:31420544084
Lee Edgerton60I've never shared a circle before. Thought I'd share my Social Media circle. It's made up of my own finds and recommendations from others. I'm always looking to trim it down depending on the content shared and whether I find it relevant for what I'm doing.Do you have any recommendations?2013-01-15 23:56:36501205

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2014-06-07 21:24:08 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Starts about 2 min 20 in. (I can't seem to work the magic to link to a specific time in a video)

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2014-08-20 01:41:56 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

If you're sick of thinking about Ferguson, who could blame you.  But if you're just sick of hearing it via sound bites on big news outlets (spoiler: not whole story; crafted narrative), there are other options. Reddit has a continuously updated page of developments and resources here: reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn

- including links to live video feeds from the ground in Ferguson, which I can't recommend highly enough if you want to know what is really going on right now. Over the past week I have seen things I did not think could happen in this country, and also acts of compassion and peacekeeping that will not make it to the "real" news. I saw a cop rip off a journalist's press pass, throw it on the ground and pronounce it "not worth shit to me." I also saw calm people talk angry ones down, and I saw people share water, information, first aid, and their homes... more »

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2014-11-03 20:51:58 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

The kids who come to the stables for therapy have a variety of conditions. As an assistant, I don't always get the full rundown - the therapist knows, and I don't need more info than how likely a kid is to fall (or leap) off the horse.

So all I knew about David was that he's three, has speech and motor control issues, and was absolutely horrified when we lifted him up. A tangle of alarmed syllables, a shriek, then Daddy, no, Daddy, NOOO, over and over, clear as day. Dad looked like his heart had broken in two but he nodded and said go, go.

We went. That kid cried his head off as we walked lap after lap. Tears literally bursting out of his face and falling on the tireless back of sweet old Pinky. Maybe eight minutes in, I couldn't take it so I grabbed his knee and said David! Look! You're riding a horse!

He made one of my favorite noises in the world,... more »

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2014-12-17 17:33:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Pinky.

Pinky.___

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2014-12-11 18:19:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Luke's blankie is the size of a pup tent.

Luke's blankie is the size of a pup tent.___

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2014-12-11 00:10:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Monty, hoping for treats.

When it was no longer practical for Monty's owner to keep him, she donated him to our program, and started volunteering. It's a genius solution - his upkeep and vet bills are somebody else's problem, and she can visit him every day if she wants. When she's not there, he gets loved on by dozens of other people. He's a little bit of a showboat and very popular.

The other day I happened to walk down the barn at closing time with a group of people. Just meandering and doing the last nose scratches of the night. Monty was glad to see us, but then extra super hyper excited to see his past owner in the group. He whinnied, danced a little, and threw his head around. He could not have been more clear: that is my PERSON. 

I'm still surprised by how often  I have reason to say "just like a dog." I think what I've alwaysu... more »

Monty, hoping for treats.

When it was no longer practical for Monty's owner to keep him, she donated him to our program, and started volunteering. It's a genius solution - his upkeep and vet bills are somebody else's problem, and she can visit him every day if she wants. When she's not there, he gets loved on by dozens of other people. He's a little bit of a showboat and very popular.

The other day I happened to walk down the barn at closing time with a group of people. Just meandering and doing the last nose scratches of the night. Monty was glad to see us, but then extra super hyper excited to see his past owner in the group. He whinnied, danced a little, and threw his head around. He could not have been more clear: that is my PERSON. 

I'm still surprised by how often  I have reason to say "just like a dog." I think what I've always understood that to mean, might actually be more like "like an animal that recognizes and adores you." There's more of it in the world than I knew.___

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2014-12-10 02:30:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Walk down the middle of the barn and you get a mix of horses who couldn't care less, horses who glance up and go back to their hay, and horses who can't wait to be your buddy.

Then there's Tonka, brand new to these stables, with visible ribs and a gaunt face, chomping fast on any food he can find, taking time out between chomps to press his face hard between the stall bars: pet my nose, oh god pet my nose please. He's nervous, cautiously friendly, and skeletal, just like so many abandoned dogs and cats who turned up at our house in the country when I was growing up. He has that same demeanor of a tame, sweet animal who has been through something rough, starved equally for food and affection. So I cried in the car for the four hundredth time.

(I don't know the story yet. Some of our horses are rescues. I was told that when we first got Luke, the sweetest and most... more »

Walk down the middle of the barn and you get a mix of horses who couldn't care less, horses who glance up and go back to their hay, and horses who can't wait to be your buddy.

Then there's Tonka, brand new to these stables, with visible ribs and a gaunt face, chomping fast on any food he can find, taking time out between chomps to press his face hard between the stall bars: pet my nose, oh god pet my nose please. He's nervous, cautiously friendly, and skeletal, just like so many abandoned dogs and cats who turned up at our house in the country when I was growing up. He has that same demeanor of a tame, sweet animal who has been through something rough, starved equally for food and affection. So I cried in the car for the four hundredth time.

(I don't know the story yet. Some of our horses are rescues. I was told that when we first got Luke, the sweetest and most beautiful, his fur was matted with burrs and filth. I can barely stand to type this. The only way I can handle it is to hug his neck every chance I get.)

I've never wanted to speak horse so badly, just for one minute. Tonka be sweet, be good with the kids, and you can live here in horse heaven with all the alfalfa and nose scratches you want. I want so badly for this horse to stay. I saw him taken for a test ride today and everyone seemed pleased. We'll see.

No photo of Tonka yet; it would break your heart. Instead this is Whymsical in her winter jammies.___

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2014-12-09 23:31:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Big man Luke, sleeping.

The jargon is one of my favorite things. I love it every time I say something about tack or girth or thrush and I'm taken seriously. I will learn this language. It's hilarious that "whoa" has become part of my everyday conversation; it's hilarious that "whoa" still means the same thing as it did on Little House on the Prairie. I just can't get enough of this weird, timeless niche of information.

I get a lot of funny sentences in my day just from the names of horses and the odd linguistic habits of autistic kids. One day I heard a child sincerely apologize: "Sorry, Apache, I thought you were Elmo." One kid asked if her horse had ever had cubs; another asked if his horse had a butt.


One of the older riders has the best verbal tic: "Do you agree?" She says it instead of "right?"... more »

Big man Luke, sleeping.

The jargon is one of my favorite things. I love it every time I say something about tack or girth or thrush and I'm taken seriously. I will learn this language. It's hilarious that "whoa" has become part of my everyday conversation; it's hilarious that "whoa" still means the same thing as it did on Little House on the Prairie. I just can't get enough of this weird, timeless niche of information.

I get a lot of funny sentences in my day just from the names of horses and the odd linguistic habits of autistic kids. One day I heard a child sincerely apologize: "Sorry, Apache, I thought you were Elmo." One kid asked if her horse had ever had cubs; another asked if his horse had a butt.


One of the older riders has the best verbal tic: "Do you agree?" She says it instead of "right?" During the riding lesson she tells me the gender, color, and name of her horse, asking every time if I agree. Maybe it's sad or troubling that she only wants to talk about things we'd agree on, but she's little, sweet, fragile, and right about pretty much everything anyway.

After a while it becomes something lovely, the same kind of pleasant, shared experience I enjoy with a lot of my riders, but formalized and explicit. "Here's what I see right now. Are you here with me, do you agree?" It's hard not to.___

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2014-12-07 06:38:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Today I got talking with a party mom who was nervous, as they often are, about the safety of such little kids around such big animals. I love so much to put their minds at ease. I told her that the horses we use for parties are often the same ones we use for therapeutic lessons, and in general they're just big sweet lovey gentle things who are thrilled to be the center of attention.

She was more interested than most in the therapeutic angle, so I hit her up with my best quick stories about what I've seen this program do for the fragile riders. Kids who can't walk but can win races on horseback. She teared up, and touched my arm. That's right, I made a nice lady cry at a party with perfect anecdotes.  I'm not sorry.


Later I talked with the birthday girl, who, it turns out, takes lessons at the stables, so she already knew one of the horses being used for her... more »

Today I got talking with a party mom who was nervous, as they often are, about the safety of such little kids around such big animals. I love so much to put their minds at ease. I told her that the horses we use for parties are often the same ones we use for therapeutic lessons, and in general they're just big sweet lovey gentle things who are thrilled to be the center of attention.

She was more interested than most in the therapeutic angle, so I hit her up with my best quick stories about what I've seen this program do for the fragile riders. Kids who can't walk but can win races on horseback. She teared up, and touched my arm. That's right, I made a nice lady cry at a party with perfect anecdotes.  I'm not sorry.


Later I talked with the birthday girl, who, it turns out, takes lessons at the stables, so she already knew one of the horses being used for her party. This six-year-old told me so seriously, "Oh yes. Everybody should know Pinky." Agreed.___

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2014-12-03 17:16:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Mikey's got a big butt

Mikey's got a big butt___

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2014-12-03 14:33:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Mikey's got sass

Mikey's got sass___

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2014-11-17 21:08:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Tori, waiting for me to untack her after a long day.

At this last party I got talking with a dad about the interesting nonverbal communication that can happen between animals and people, and how sweet it is when a calm person can soothe a nervous animal, and vice versa.

He said he hadn't realized it before, but horse people are a terrific choice for running children's parties, because they know how to stay chill around chaos. I liked this observation so much that I didn't realize until later that he'd called me a horse person. I carry that with me.

Tori, waiting for me to untack her after a long day.

At this last party I got talking with a dad about the interesting nonverbal communication that can happen between animals and people, and how sweet it is when a calm person can soothe a nervous animal, and vice versa.

He said he hadn't realized it before, but horse people are a terrific choice for running children's parties, because they know how to stay chill around chaos. I liked this observation so much that I didn't realize until later that he'd called me a horse person. I carry that with me.___

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2014-11-16 00:51:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

At today's party, a six-year-old girl with terrified eyes walked slowly toward me and whispered, My mom thinks I'm brave enough to do this. Heartbreak. So I told her nobody was going to force her to get on the horse, but if she wanted to, this was a super gentle, friendly lady who loves hugs and kisses - I demonstrated - and who would never ever bite, even when offered my delicious hand. 

I will admit I was a little nervous, because this was Snap, the only one I've had real trouble with in the past. I don't care if they bite me but it would look pretty bad in the middle of my "don't be scared of horses" pep talk. But Snap was an angel. These horses don't always do what I want, but I swear they can tell what I need. 

This is Snap delicately picking all the clover out of the grass; today she got all she wanted.

At today's party, a six-year-old girl with terrified eyes walked slowly toward me and whispered, My mom thinks I'm brave enough to do this. Heartbreak. So I told her nobody was going to force her to get on the horse, but if she wanted to, this was a super gentle, friendly lady who loves hugs and kisses - I demonstrated - and who would never ever bite, even when offered my delicious hand. 

I will admit I was a little nervous, because this was Snap, the only one I've had real trouble with in the past. I don't care if they bite me but it would look pretty bad in the middle of my "don't be scared of horses" pep talk. But Snap was an angel. These horses don't always do what I want, but I swear they can tell what I need. 

This is Snap delicately picking all the clover out of the grass; today she got all she wanted.___

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2014-11-12 21:48:12 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Whymsical got a haircut. PS I did not name this horse.

Whymsical got a haircut. PS I did not name this horse.___

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2014-11-12 01:27:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Beautiful Grant was a police horse until he got too old, then ended up in a rescue which rejected him (!) for being grumpy. He was only grumpy because he had a sore foot, which the people at our program fixed, and now he's a sweetheart who gets adored by kids every day. This is him leaning out to watch other horses being groomed to ride: pick me, pick me.

Beautiful Grant was a police horse until he got too old, then ended up in a rescue which rejected him (!) for being grumpy. He was only grumpy because he had a sore foot, which the people at our program fixed, and now he's a sweetheart who gets adored by kids every day. This is him leaning out to watch other horses being groomed to ride: pick me, pick me.___

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2014-11-09 23:09:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Pinky, eating her stall.

Pinky, eating her stall.___

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2014-11-07 22:18:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Big man Luke, my favorite, my massive gentle buddy made of pure white light.

Big man Luke, my favorite, my massive gentle buddy made of pure white light.___

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2014-11-06 23:17:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Every week I work with three little kids who have a pretty tough time moving through the world. One can't walk (and therefore is carried straight from car to horse, like royalty), one is deep inside her own world, and they have a host of speech and communication hurdles. Even when I'm feeling grateful for my life, working with these kids is a good dose of "shut up and feel lucky."

Because they're all pure happiness. They are four and five, and have such small, fragile, uncooperative bodies, but every week they have a good time. At their most unintelligible, they can still whoop and laugh like anybody else.

I honestly don't know if I've ever met anyone who seemed happier than this one kid. He's stout and solid in the saddle, has the best motor control of the three, and is an old pro at riding, so there's nothing for me to do but be nearby and get... more »

Every week I work with three little kids who have a pretty tough time moving through the world. One can't walk (and therefore is carried straight from car to horse, like royalty), one is deep inside her own world, and they have a host of speech and communication hurdles. Even when I'm feeling grateful for my life, working with these kids is a good dose of "shut up and feel lucky."

Because they're all pure happiness. They are four and five, and have such small, fragile, uncooperative bodies, but every week they have a good time. At their most unintelligible, they can still whoop and laugh like anybody else.

I honestly don't know if I've ever met anyone who seemed happier than this one kid. He's stout and solid in the saddle, has the best motor control of the three, and is an old pro at riding, so there's nothing for me to do but be nearby and get talked to nonstop. Because Casey is thrilled to be living his life.

Sometimes enthusiasm destroys his diction; he gets so excited that it's a garbled burst. But it goes like this: nonsense nonsense nonsense, COTTON, nonsense. Even at his most keyed-up, he takes a pause to enunciate, pronouncing both Ts. Because he loves Cotton and wants to get it right.

This past week he was in rare form. Little man showed up with a new shirt, new jacket, new shoes, and a haircut, none of which he could stop telling me about. From horseback he kept calling down to me, "guess what," with a poorly concealed grin and his hands creeping toward shirt, jacket, shoes, or head. "Guess what I got a new shirt!!!" Over and over, my god, this kid probably told me about his new stuff forty times. I couldn't manage to get annoyed.

In a rare moment of reaching out to a stranger, he called over the fence to a woman, "Do you know my name?" She guessed Bob, which cracked him up. 

This kid screamed out, every word clear, "MY NAME IS CASEY, I GOT A HAIRCUT, AND I LOOK GOOD!" I had never seen someone strut and dance while on top of a moving horse, but this kid achieved it.

There is a running joke among riding assistant people like me, that we are there for our own healing. "I'm here for my therapy," etc. I think we say it because it's not so far from being true. Try and hang out with this kid and a gentle horse for an hour and not feel just fine. Impossible.___

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2014-11-05 02:48:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A great day. Every time I was asked if I needed help I could say no, when asked if I felt comfortable doing xyz I could say yes, and more than once I got to say "yep, I took care of that already."

Easter had the sneezes and a little bit of an attitude. I'm still out of my depth when trying to convince a horse to do things he'd rather not, so we reached an inelegant truce where as long as he kept doing what I asked, I let him bite me as much as he wanted. They weren't real bites as he's too polite to use teeth. 

Not a good look, but it got us through the lesson. With a minimum of effort I was able to make him stop, start, and turn, as long as he could keep chomping. The nibbles plus the sneezes plus the wind meant that by the end of the ride, my right arm was encased in a crispy chrysalis of horse fluids. In case you thought it was ever glamorous.

A great day. Every time I was asked if I needed help I could say no, when asked if I felt comfortable doing xyz I could say yes, and more than once I got to say "yep, I took care of that already."

Easter had the sneezes and a little bit of an attitude. I'm still out of my depth when trying to convince a horse to do things he'd rather not, so we reached an inelegant truce where as long as he kept doing what I asked, I let him bite me as much as he wanted. They weren't real bites as he's too polite to use teeth. 

Not a good look, but it got us through the lesson. With a minimum of effort I was able to make him stop, start, and turn, as long as he could keep chomping. The nibbles plus the sneezes plus the wind meant that by the end of the ride, my right arm was encased in a crispy chrysalis of horse fluids. In case you thought it was ever glamorous.___

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2014-11-03 20:51:58 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

The kids who come to the stables for therapy have a variety of conditions. As an assistant, I don't always get the full rundown - the therapist knows, and I don't need more info than how likely a kid is to fall (or leap) off the horse.

So all I knew about David was that he's three, has speech and motor control issues, and was absolutely horrified when we lifted him up. A tangle of alarmed syllables, a shriek, then Daddy, no, Daddy, NOOO, over and over, clear as day. Dad looked like his heart had broken in two but he nodded and said go, go.

We went. That kid cried his head off as we walked lap after lap. Tears literally bursting out of his face and falling on the tireless back of sweet old Pinky. Maybe eight minutes in, I couldn't take it so I grabbed his knee and said David! Look! You're riding a horse!

He made one of my favorite noises in the world,... more »

The kids who come to the stables for therapy have a variety of conditions. As an assistant, I don't always get the full rundown - the therapist knows, and I don't need more info than how likely a kid is to fall (or leap) off the horse.

So all I knew about David was that he's three, has speech and motor control issues, and was absolutely horrified when we lifted him up. A tangle of alarmed syllables, a shriek, then Daddy, no, Daddy, NOOO, over and over, clear as day. Dad looked like his heart had broken in two but he nodded and said go, go.

We went. That kid cried his head off as we walked lap after lap. Tears literally bursting out of his face and falling on the tireless back of sweet old Pinky. Maybe eight minutes in, I couldn't take it so I grabbed his knee and said David! Look! You're riding a horse!

He made one of my favorite noises in the world, which is the half-sob where a child decides to stop crying. I followed up this win with another trick which works on very small kids: pointing out that when they're on horseback, they're the tallest one there. Including the horse. David said, Yeah. So big.

On our next lap around, the dad could see the tears had stopped. On the lap after that, David, with speech difficulties that often prevent him from talking without being prompted, had decided to sing Row Row Row Your Boat. On his own, with Ws for Rs,at the top of his little lungs, bouncing along on his new horse friend.

The dad saw this; so did the mom, who had just arrived and whose mouth fell open. He put his arm around her and they stood there just holding on to each other.___

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2014-11-02 18:28:47 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

For a long time I've used the phrase "pony party" to mean the best thing imaginable. Like, to be a dope I'll text Mandi that I hope she's having a day full of kitten piles, whiskey snowcones, and pony parties.

So it's funny that I've spent the past three weekends helping host literal pony parties in an actual Party Barn. These help fund the therapeutic riding branch of the program, and although I keep getting told that they're the worst, I just don't see it.

This last one was the hardest though. There's nothing like a four-year-old girl in a sugar-charged horse frenzy. Plus fifteen of her friends, in one room. Good god. I came home and went back to bed.

But I can do anything for two hours, and it's hard to get crabby about chaos that comes from joy. Two kids ride while the rest stay in the barn doing pony-themed crafts, except... more »

For a long time I've used the phrase "pony party" to mean the best thing imaginable. Like, to be a dope I'll text Mandi that I hope she's having a day full of kitten piles, whiskey snowcones, and pony parties.

So it's funny that I've spent the past three weekends helping host literal pony parties in an actual Party Barn. These help fund the therapeutic riding branch of the program, and although I keep getting told that they're the worst, I just don't see it.

This last one was the hardest though. There's nothing like a four-year-old girl in a sugar-charged horse frenzy. Plus fifteen of her friends, in one room. Good god. I came home and went back to bed.

But I can do anything for two hours, and it's hard to get crabby about chaos that comes from joy. Two kids ride while the rest stay in the barn doing pony-themed crafts, except for the ones who crowd to the window with the best view of the riding field. The window gets filthy at four-year-old nose level - they press tight against the glass and murmur and squeal. This one tiny person tugged me to lean down so she could say, with such a serious face, that she had seen the horse, and the horse had made big poops, and the horse was friendly, and she had petted his soft nose, and his poops were so big. It's hard to hate any part of this.

The best part, oddly, is the parents. The curious ones ask me sweet things, like, are the ponies ok with this much commotion, are we upsetting them? And I get to say, they love it. The only horses used for parties are the ones who are thrilled to be there. Pinky's two hundred years old and happy to be useful, and Gallagher is a showboat who loves the attention and pulls butt-nipping tricks if a crowd is watching. And I get to say, I couldn't be a part of this if the horses weren't happy, but they're retired, pampered, and loving every minute.

Someone always wants to know more, and I love to share the little pony biographies and trivia I've picked up so far. In my personal life there aren't that many people I can tell all the stories to (thanks guys) but man, I do not get sick of talking about the one big fella who got adorably spooked by a plastic pumpkin and hid his massive face against me, or the former police horse we nursed back to health, or the one you don't have to be polite with because he loves big rough hugs and belly rubs like a dog, or the two who love each other, or Luke.

Not all these people want all the stories, but some do, and if I'm not needed elsewhere and I have a little group of listeners, I can just keep going. It's weird. I don't seek an audience in other parts of my life, I don't particularly want to be looked at, and I'm fine with listening more than I talk, but I love these horse stories so much that I don't want to stop, nobody indicates that I should, and I can't believe my luck.

These are not deep connections - I will never see these people again. That's ok; it helps. There's usually a moment when I'm surrounded by seven strangers who want to hear about the horse who'll lick the chapstick off your face, and everything is so perfect and surreal that I feel buoyant and dizzy like a dream. It's just another thing I never knew I wanted.___

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2014-10-31 18:09:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

The other day, my frightening wrestling match with Snap happened after an hour of arguing with her, in which I had to re-convince her of our trajectory every third step. Like, come on man, your whole job is to walk in a circle, could you maybe just walk in a circle instead of trying to reach the grass outside the fence or climb into this bush or slam into me for no reason. It was miserable and difficult, and then she got truly spooked and my whole strength was nowhere near enough to hold her. I was drenched in sweat and shaking by the end. I still love Snap, but damn.

As my reward, the riding instructor put me with Jack for the next lesson, who, I was told, barely even needs a lead rope - you just go, and he follows like a sweet obedient dog. I had doubts because I'd never met him, so why should he trust me? As I started grooming him, he closed his eyes, nuzzled my shoulder, and we were... more »

The other day, my frightening wrestling match with Snap happened after an hour of arguing with her, in which I had to re-convince her of our trajectory every third step. Like, come on man, your whole job is to walk in a circle, could you maybe just walk in a circle instead of trying to reach the grass outside the fence or climb into this bush or slam into me for no reason. It was miserable and difficult, and then she got truly spooked and my whole strength was nowhere near enough to hold her. I was drenched in sweat and shaking by the end. I still love Snap, but damn.

As my reward, the riding instructor put me with Jack for the next lesson, who, I was told, barely even needs a lead rope - you just go, and he follows like a sweet obedient dog. I had doubts because I'd never met him, so why should he trust me? As I started grooming him, he closed his eyes, nuzzled my shoulder, and we were immediate friends. It is so easy sometimes with the right animal in the right frame of mind.

We walked in big lazy circles for a long while, and then the instructor asked us to practice trotting. I was nervous (no previous horse had ever listened to me when I begged them to trot, forcing me to give up or ask for help - embarrassing), my rider was nervous because of her balance issues, and I had no idea how Jack felt about it.

He felt fine, and we ran effortlessly into a sharp cold wind and I felt, again, like I might cry from all of it.

After the lesson, the instructor said the usual things to the rider: Be sure to thank your leader, and thank your horse. I turned, expecting a mumbled thanks or the rare high-five. But this kid, this autistic, strange, shuttered, self-focused kid, threw her arms around me, in that awkward, off-center way that someone, usually a kid, will give you when they don't think about being hugged back.

In what way is this not heaven.___

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2014-10-31 01:46:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Three guys whose names I don't know, but who were excited to get company.

Three guys whose names I don't know, but who were excited to get company.___

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2014-10-30 00:56:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

This funny lady is Snap, and yesterday we wrestled. I expected her to be afraid of the loud delivery truck but I did not expect her to pull me like she did. Horses are strong. A scary moment. But it turned out well: people shouted offers of help and I kept saying Nope, we're ok, which was mostly true. I had to use my whole body and my whole strength and I'm sure it looked clumsy and terrible, but I got her where I wanted her to go, without putting anybody else in danger. I'm proud of the fact that nobody stepped in to help, because nobody had to. I am still inexpert but at least I'm not inept.

She crashed into me a lot of times with all her gear on. Today I could not be more pleased with the buckle bruises all down my right side.

This funny lady is Snap, and yesterday we wrestled. I expected her to be afraid of the loud delivery truck but I did not expect her to pull me like she did. Horses are strong. A scary moment. But it turned out well: people shouted offers of help and I kept saying Nope, we're ok, which was mostly true. I had to use my whole body and my whole strength and I'm sure it looked clumsy and terrible, but I got her where I wanted her to go, without putting anybody else in danger. I'm proud of the fact that nobody stepped in to help, because nobody had to. I am still inexpert but at least I'm not inept.

She crashed into me a lot of times with all her gear on. Today I could not be more pleased with the buckle bruises all down my right side.___

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2014-10-27 19:15:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Although I'm mostly moving nonstop, the job has a little downtime where I get to hang out with a horse and make sure she stays calm. Not a problem as this is horse heaven and they're all sweet and happy.

Because of where I stand when I do this, I realized I have spent a lot of time looking at the backs of horses' ears. It's such a unique privilege and something I never even knew I wanted. Sometimes I get so happy so quick that I actually feel a bit nauseous.

This is Pinky and she's the best.

Although I'm mostly moving nonstop, the job has a little downtime where I get to hang out with a horse and make sure she stays calm. Not a problem as this is horse heaven and they're all sweet and happy.

Because of where I stand when I do this, I realized I have spent a lot of time looking at the backs of horses' ears. It's such a unique privilege and something I never even knew I wanted. Sometimes I get so happy so quick that I actually feel a bit nauseous.

This is Pinky and she's the best.___

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2014-09-26 21:55:12 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

I'd never heard of equine-assisted physical therapy until a few weeks before I started volunteering. Now it's kind of all I think about and here's why.

This sweet old lady is 28 and will put up with anything. Including a young rider shrieking "I SEE MY FRIEND CALEB! MY FRIEND CALEB IS ON ANOTHER HORSE! MY FRIEND CALEB'S HORSE IS NAMED COTTON BUT MY HORSE IS PINKY AND PINKY IS THE BEST! I AM IN FRONT OF MY FRIEND CALEB AND THAT MEANS I AM WINNING THE RACE!" All this as we plod around at 0.0001 mph.

I told this story to several friends before remembering to add, because I had honestly forgotten, that this particular rider can't walk. But he won that race.

These programs are all over the place, and are generally desperate for volunteers and require no horse experience. Want this amazing thing in your life? Hit me up for more info.... more »

I'd never heard of equine-assisted physical therapy until a few weeks before I started volunteering. Now it's kind of all I think about and here's why.

This sweet old lady is 28 and will put up with anything. Including a young rider shrieking "I SEE MY FRIEND CALEB! MY FRIEND CALEB IS ON ANOTHER HORSE! MY FRIEND CALEB'S HORSE IS NAMED COTTON BUT MY HORSE IS PINKY AND PINKY IS THE BEST! I AM IN FRONT OF MY FRIEND CALEB AND THAT MEANS I AM WINNING THE RACE!" All this as we plod around at 0.0001 mph.

I told this story to several friends before remembering to add, because I had honestly forgotten, that this particular rider can't walk. But he won that race.

These programs are all over the place, and are generally desperate for volunteers and require no horse experience. Want this amazing thing in your life? Hit me up for more info. spidercamp@gmail.com___

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2014-09-05 19:11:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Photo by Linden Gledhill.
flickr.com/photos/13084997@N03/14754360590

Photo by Linden Gledhill.
flickr.com/photos/13084997@N03/14754360590___

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2014-09-05 00:58:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Photo by In Cherl Kim.
flickr.com/photos/floridapfe/14819231480

Photo by In Cherl Kim.
flickr.com/photos/floridapfe/14819231480___

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2014-09-04 21:56:43 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Photo by Akimasa Harada; Wake Up.
flickr.com/photos/rampx/15131223081

Photo by Akimasa Harada; Wake Up.
flickr.com/photos/rampx/15131223081___

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2014-09-04 21:04:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

(photo by Martin Cathrae - flickr.com/photos/suckamc/826716983 )

I did not expect Moby Dick to shift halfway through from novel format to Shakespearean-style play, complete with stage directions. I was also unprepared for racial jokes in the traditional template of "white people so crazy" and "white person says something horrifically racist, then says 'no offense.'" I knew these were timeless but I had no idea they were, like, 1851 timeless.


A black sailor, watching a white one do a stupid dance to... celebrate whales(?) comments:

"That's a white man; he calls that fun: humph! I save my sweat."

Later, a white sailor crosses the boat just to tell his coworker,

"Aye, harpooner, thy race is the undeniable dark side of mankind - devilish dark at that. No offence."


Why did nobody ever... more »

(photo by Martin Cathrae - flickr.com/photos/suckamc/826716983 )

I did not expect Moby Dick to shift halfway through from novel format to Shakespearean-style play, complete with stage directions. I was also unprepared for racial jokes in the traditional template of "white people so crazy" and "white person says something horrifically racist, then says 'no offense.'" I knew these were timeless but I had no idea they were, like, 1851 timeless.


A black sailor, watching a white one do a stupid dance to... celebrate whales(?) comments:

"That's a white man; he calls that fun: humph! I save my sweat."

Later, a white sailor crosses the boat just to tell his coworker,

"Aye, harpooner, thy race is the undeniable dark side of mankind - devilish dark at that. No offence."


Why did nobody ever force me to read this thing? I wish someone had at least said, "You won't believe how weird it is."___

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2014-09-04 02:02:50 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

"Walking Without Guard" by Sebastian Luczywo: http://goo.gl/rV00I9 #photography

"Walking Without Guard" by Sebastian Luczywo: http://goo.gl/rV00I9 #photography___

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2014-08-28 20:24:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I wish I could. 3 min.

I wish I could. 3 min.___

2014-08-20 01:41:56 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

If you're sick of thinking about Ferguson, who could blame you.  But if you're just sick of hearing it via sound bites on big news outlets (spoiler: not whole story; crafted narrative), there are other options. Reddit has a continuously updated page of developments and resources here: reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn

- including links to live video feeds from the ground in Ferguson, which I can't recommend highly enough if you want to know what is really going on right now. Over the past week I have seen things I did not think could happen in this country, and also acts of compassion and peacekeeping that will not make it to the "real" news. I saw a cop rip off a journalist's press pass, throw it on the ground and pronounce it "not worth shit to me." I also saw calm people talk angry ones down, and I saw people share water, information, first aid, and their homes... more »

If you're sick of thinking about Ferguson, who could blame you.  But if you're just sick of hearing it via sound bites on big news outlets (spoiler: not whole story; crafted narrative), there are other options. Reddit has a continuously updated page of developments and resources here: reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn

- including links to live video feeds from the ground in Ferguson, which I can't recommend highly enough if you want to know what is really going on right now. Over the past week I have seen things I did not think could happen in this country, and also acts of compassion and peacekeeping that will not make it to the "real" news. I saw a cop rip off a journalist's press pass, throw it on the ground and pronounce it "not worth shit to me." I also saw calm people talk angry ones down, and I saw people share water, information, first aid, and their homes with total strangers.

Tim Pool with Vice got shot at yesterday and is going back tonight; unbelievable. His feed should be up soon: new.livestream.com/accounts/45219/events/3295551 (or through Vice News' youtube) and another great one is the I Am Mike Brown feed here: livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930

If you're scared like I am, you might find it comforting to at least have a small window into these moments as they happen. Good or bad, I would rather see what's going on via a citizen's iphone than wait for my grandpa's CNN to tell me a twisted tenth of what happened.

May the terrifying parts please die down soon; may this start much-needed conversations and improve this messed-up country; may everybody please make it home safe tonight.___

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2014-08-06 20:29:52 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

1min

1min___

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2014-08-02 20:15:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

whoa.
2 min.; really gets going about halfway through.

whoa.
2 min.; really gets going about halfway through.___

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2014-07-31 18:51:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Won't mean much unless you know the original. I love this kid.

Won't mean much unless you know the original. I love this kid.___

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2014-07-14 17:17:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2014-06-25 19:06:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This is a photograph I did not take of Larry, who, without context, told me all about the trainyard jargon he remembered from many years ago. My favorite is something very small that I'd never heard before: when someone asks, "How are you doing?" the only answer is, "Just right."

This is a photograph I did not take of Larry, who, without context, told me all about the trainyard jargon he remembered from many years ago. My favorite is something very small that I'd never heard before: when someone asks, "How are you doing?" the only answer is, "Just right."___

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2014-06-07 21:24:08 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Starts about 2 min 20 in. (I can't seem to work the magic to link to a specific time in a video)

Starts about 2 min 20 in. (I can't seem to work the magic to link to a specific time in a video)___

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2014-05-16 22:43:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

i love george saunders. he is a personal hero, he once sat with me in person and was terribly kind, and this made my day. 2-minute story's at the bottom.

"Maybe you, in your future clothing, can drive your jet car to my grave, hover over grave, think fondly of time you read these words, leave weird cloned flowers, go scooting back to own life."

i love george saunders. he is a personal hero, he once sat with me in person and was terribly kind, and this made my day. 2-minute story's at the bottom.

"Maybe you, in your future clothing, can drive your jet car to my grave, hover over grave, think fondly of time you read these words, leave weird cloned flowers, go scooting back to own life."___

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2014-05-06 21:43:25 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

30sec.

30sec.___

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2014-04-18 22:22:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

It's probably not that terrible to be Spoons.

It's probably not that terrible to be Spoons.___

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2014-04-18 22:08:06 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Photo by Olivier Grunewald; sulfur burning on an Indonesian volcano.


via news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140130-kawah-ijen-blue-flame-volcanoes-sulfur-indonesia-pictures

Photo by Olivier Grunewald; sulfur burning on an Indonesian volcano.


via news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140130-kawah-ijen-blue-flame-volcanoes-sulfur-indonesia-pictures___

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2014-03-18 23:32:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Photo by Amanda Arns.


flickr.com/photos/amanda_arns/6078237003

Photo by Amanda Arns.


flickr.com/photos/amanda_arns/6078237003___

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2014-03-18 22:21:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Photo by Katie Sokoler.


flickr.com/photos/katesokoler/5727178498

Photo by Katie Sokoler.


flickr.com/photos/katesokoler/5727178498___

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2014-03-13 21:26:39 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Illustration by Joy Ang.


joyang.ca/artwork

Illustration by Joy Ang.


joyang.ca/artwork___

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2014-03-13 17:03:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Chris Thorn's x-ray of a bat.


via fastcodesign.com/3027530/18-mind-blowing-images-from-the-world-of-science#8

Chris Thorn's x-ray of a bat.


via fastcodesign.com/3027530/18-mind-blowing-images-from-the-world-of-science#8___

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2014-03-07 16:15:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

1min

1min___

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2014-03-06 18:03:04 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"Just then four teenage girls came off the quad chair and were skiing down the ramp straight at the group. A chorus of shrieks went up... they plowed into the +Dalai Lama and his monks, knocking them down like so many red and yellow bowling pins. "


Story by Douglas Preston, photo by Bob Shaw.

slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/02/dalai_lama_at_a_santa_fe_ski_resort_tells_waitress_the_meaning_of_life.single.html

"Just then four teenage girls came off the quad chair and were skiing down the ramp straight at the group. A chorus of shrieks went up... they plowed into the +Dalai Lama and his monks, knocking them down like so many red and yellow bowling pins. "


Story by Douglas Preston, photo by Bob Shaw.

slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/02/dalai_lama_at_a_santa_fe_ski_resort_tells_waitress_the_meaning_of_life.single.html___

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2014-03-02 01:25:14 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

2min 40sec. Animation by Philipp Artus. I'm a little sad that this isn't a video game.

philippartus.com

2min 40sec. Animation by Philipp Artus. I'm a little sad that this isn't a video game.

philippartus.com___

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2014-02-28 19:59:18 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Sculpture by Ben Foster.


benfoster.co.nz/goldenboy.html

Sculpture by Ben Foster.


benfoster.co.nz/goldenboy.html___

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2014-02-27 22:38:31 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

My nephew, the coolest.

My nephew, the coolest.___

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2014-02-22 18:47:34 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

30sec

30sec___

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