Guest Blog Post: “Who’s Perfect?” a video via David Kanigan

Still from "Because Who is Perfect?" video
Still from “Because Who is Perfect?” video

Who’s attractive? What’s chic? Always it’s a good time to embrace our humanity and our uniqueness — but now is better than ever. Hoping Kanigan’s post makes you smile like it did me …

Live & Learn


Thank you Susan

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Guest Blog Post: “The Prison of Your Mind” video of Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson TED TalkA must see dose of reality inspiration for all …

What inspires you?

Guest Blog Post: “Your Dog Remembers…” in Decker’s exact words

Photo of cute puppy
Henry, the Asylum’s mascot.

Couldn’t resist passing Decker’s sweet post along, especially as her doggie looks much like mine did when they were pups …

Dispatches from the Asylum

Reading today in EurekAlert! – The Global Source for Science News (www.eurekalert.org) comes an article entitled:  Your Dog Remembers What You Did

img_0616Henry, the Asylum’s mascot (to your left) and resident mischief-maker does indeed remember what we do here.   He remembers that if he picks up a Locust pod and starts to chomp away on the poisonous seeds in the pod, that we’ll chase him all over the compound. Never mind that all pods have been raked and properly disposed of – he seems to have a cache of pods stashed somewhere outside that can be magically retrieved within seconds of departure time from the back yard door.  He delights in the chase. Once the game is on, he blitzes in full gallop, pod proudly in his mouth, taunting us to even try to catch him. We never can.

He remembers that if guests come to the compound, he is NOT…

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Guest Blog Post: “12 Beautiful Travel Quotes” in A.M. Sanders’ exact words

"Adventure is Worthwhile in Itself" Amelia EhrhardtNothing connects us more thoroughly than the face-to-face connection of travel. What a super fun political action! …

Ōrphic Flux

Travel has always opened my mind to fresh ideas and opportunities, new friends and different places, all overflowing with life, love, and memories. There is so much wonder and beauty out there to discover.

I hope these quotes inspire a wanderlust inside you that will take a lifetime of adventures to satisfy.

  1. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalía de Castro

2. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

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3. “It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.” – African Proverb

4. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

5. “Experience, travel – these are as education…

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Guest Blog Post: Important Info on Net Neutrality from WordPress

Join the Fight for Net Neutrality today and every day — an important message from WordPress …

The WordPress.com Blog

Automattic strongly believes in a free and open Internet and it’s hard to imagine a truly open Internet without Net Neutrality.

What Is Net Neutrality?

“Net Neutrality” is the simple but very powerful principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. Whether you’re reading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming Game of Thrones on HBO GO, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your Internet service provider delivers the Internet to you at the same speed, without blocking, throttling, or charging extra tolls based on the content you’re viewing. You can learn more about Net Neutrality and why it’s important by visiting battleforthenet.com.

Net Neutrality gives all online businesses, large and small, a chance to reach customers and succeed. It also protects important free speech rights online by prohibiting Internet providers from slowing or blocking sites or messages they don’t agree with.

Net Neutrality means an Internet where…

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Guest Blog Post: “Princess is Kind of a Bad Ass” link and comment from LJUBICICAMESOZDERKA

Snow White gets edited up!
Snow White gets edited up!

Sure this is a reblog — of a reblog! — it’s that good!!! …

I am totally ripping of post from here because, well, I like it so much 🙂

Sometimes there’s nothing to do but take matters into our own hands. Danielle Lindemann, a mother and sociologist, decided to do just that. After discovering that one of her daughter’s books required some “subversion,” she decided to do a little editing. Here’s to one way of fighting the dis-empowering messages taught to little girls by capitalist icons:

Lisa Wade, PhD is a professor at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture, and a textbook about gender. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Guest Blog Post: “Dogs and Babies” in imhavingadadday’s exact words

Unexpected life turns can be wonderful:

“… here I am…almost 30, married nearly 4 years with a baby and another on the way, living in my hometown and yep…BACK in school for engineering.  And I couldn’t be happier … “

They can bring out the best in us:

“In a sea of mom blogs, I am hoping that this blog can shed some light on many of the same topics but from a dad’s perspective.  It can be stressful when everything is happening at once, but I always try to remember that I’m just having a dad day.”

Enjoy …

I'm Having A Dad Day

I’m a dog person.  Hands down.  Growing up we had a couple of cats (RIP Molly and CoCo), but we always had dogs.  In fact, I don’t think that there was ever a day that went by throughout my life that we were dog-less.  There was Chelsea, Belle, Jessie, and Bella (as you can see, my two brothers and I were very creative dog naming children).  So when I moved away for college, I did what any responsible 19 year old does…get a puppy!  This puppy, Tank (in the photo), now nearly 10 years old, is the greatest dog known to mankind and currently lives with my parents and good old sweet Bella; his best dog friend and window watching, old lady in the street barking, life companion.

My wife grew up like me, with dogs.  So like any responsible 20 year old, what did she do when she was…

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