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This past Saturday marked Ybor Daily Market's very first Knight Parade, and we (and a 100K or so of our closest friends) celebrated it in classic Ybor City style - watching Chico downstairs cover the wall with a huge new mural, and up on the balcony with great food, drinks and friends.

We also shot some footage for our forthcoming community backing video, and thought you might enjoy a sneak peek! Come pay us a visit at 1920 E. 7th Avenue, enjoy a hot cup from the cafe, and learn more about what this space means for local artists and artisans, musicians, chefs, performers, farmers and anyone who appreciates handmade local products.
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"Celebrating genocidal maniacs is never fun, and even less so when it's on the false pretenses of a discovery that they didn't quite make."
For one thing, better food. For another, less explicitly genocidal overtones.
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Google+ has suddenly discovered and "auto-awesomed" several photos from our trip to Costa Rica a few months ago. The photos are nice, but honestly it seems like a pretty desperate attempt by Google+ to lure me back to their ghost town. 
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Welcome. The tour of "Ye Old Saloon" will begin at high noon tomorrow. 
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Microchipping... not just for Fido anymore. 
At Samsung's "Voice of the Body" event today, the company announced SIMBAND, a modular reference platform for wearable health sensors that it hopes will
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"Be better than we were. Dream the impossible and then make it come true."
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I wrote this letter to my children on a plane as we returned from a recent trip to Washington D.C. For as much as D.C. represents gridlock and cynical politics from a distance, in person it is also a city full of promise...
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Our vision for +The Well is: "Needs met, bridges built, a city made whole."

Far fetched as it sounds, we believe it. 
“Truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:20b (ESV) Our vision stat...
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May it be so! 
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My wife's first ever blog post. It's well worth the wait. 
  The young woman stumbled into The Well's front desk and mumbled her name. She was wearing just a dirty white pair of men's tight boxers and a short t-shirt. Heading to the coffee station to fill her cup, she bumped into se...
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New post. 
As Jon alluded to in the previous post, The Well is now operating a fledgling hydroponics system for the shared benefit of our broader community. This week, a small group of us has the privilege of participating in aquaponics...
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Well that clears that up. 
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Quote of the day, from a job posting: "Pay commiserate with experience."
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Totally. I've had that commiserate position and the pay sure does suck.
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History always repeats itself, that's what we say anyhow. I wrote this two years ago about the Sandy Hook massacre, but it seems equally applicable to the events of the past weekend. None of us are without the ability to influence such events in the future - we can and should use it to prevent more of these tragedies. 
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In case you forgot that escapism comes in other forms...
For some completely inexplicable reason, Facebook has announced that it is buying Oculus VR--the future of virtual reality awesomeness--for $2 billion. What?!
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The Revolution: Tilapia, Torches and Pitchforks
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To Sleep or Not to Sleep
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Be Ye Doers
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On Earth, As it is in Heaven
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BY THE TIME Albert Swiger encountered a cop named Steve Donaldson in the suburbs of Tampa in 2010, Swiger had more than 200 arrests on his r

This intimate casual sushi bar has been a special treat for my wife and I first, and now our kids, for well over a decade now. The food is both exceptional and authentic. Ryo and his crew take special care to ensure that only the freshest and finest ingredients are used, and are impeccably prepared every time. He offers different specials each night based on what's biting in the Gulf, and serves it up with a side of classic rock. This place will ruin mediocre sushi for you forever.
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They had a ton of different options to choose from. The manager helped me pick a style that really complemented an historic house and enhanced the curb appeal. The installation was a couple days later and came out beautifully.
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