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If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will

Leonard Cohen
Legendary Canadian musician Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to a Facebook post on his official fan page. His music label Sony Music Canada has also confirmed the news.
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All things Leonard Cohen. A fan page that turned into an international community and was visited and assisted by the man himself: https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/ 
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I'd forgotten how much anticipation and delight I experienced with the Serial podcasts last year. I hope the second season gets started soon.

Meanwhile, the clip below is a pretty funny parody.
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WerdGame!
  Version 3.3, July 26

Seven letters provided - You make a sentence using words starting with each of those letters in the order provided. Extra point if it is a "themed" sentence. Play as many times as you want. I'll monitor this game for as long as it is played and update the score occasionally.

Letters:
  W, C, L, O, S, E, T

Themes:
  Medical
  Trees

Straight up rules (more info on the "about" page at +WERDGAME ).
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I've sampled a bit of the chemo cocktail, but don't think I lost very much hair because of it. I like this reaction to the inevitable side effects of high doses over time.  From Aeon Film (3 min.)

When Kim Thelen started chemotherapy for uterine cancer, she knew she would eventually lose the wavy, waist-long brown locks that had defined her appearance for decades. After her hair falls out, she struggles to cope with her changing body image, looking for positive and creative ways to deal with an incredibly challenging situation. When Kim decides to embrace her baldness, she begins to recognize new opportunities for creative expression. Directed by Sarah Berkovich, Blank Canvas is a brief but powerful glimpse into one woman’s experience of ‘Life with cancer, and life after cancer,’ in her own words. The film reveals how Kim’s unconventional approach to facing the disease allows her to share that experience with others in a rich and meaningful way.
This 3-minute documentary reveals a woman's creative and beautiful responses to cancer taking up residence like an alien inside her body.
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Every time I remind someone else it is a reminder to me as well. Thank you for prompting me.
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+Meirav M.  tagged me with the #fivedayquest  and this is the payoff post 

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Over the past 20 years, I've carried one or the other of these bags on most days. The one on the left has been my law bag since the mid 2000's. It carries office supplies like pencils, pens, and pads; personal items like gum, floss, and tissues; and files, phones and mp3 player to and from home, my office, and other places I work. I took my time choosing the briefcase because I knew I’d be using it for many years.  

On the right is my TV bag. I got this from a client and started using it in the early 90’s. It is packed with small tools (Leatherman, scissors, wire strippers, flashlights, make-up brush, crescent wrench, etc.), supplies (wire connectors, ear plugs, headphone covers, spare glasses, tape, cord, plastic bags and sleeving, lighting gels, C-47’s, lens wipes, sharpies, etc.), nutrition for long periods behind the camera. It also performed duty as a book bag during law school and was my original law bag. After I got the briefcase, it happily returned to service as my TV bag. I recently had the manufacturer in Vermont refurbish it and it is ready to serve me for the rest of my TV career.
These guys are always packed and ready to go as is an overnight bag that is packed for two or three-day gigs out of town.

Tagging +Meg L  to show us her bags.

First: http://goo.gl/VaPRdb
Second: http://goo.gl/YbeFXi
Third: http://goo.gl/ORqtNe
Fourth: http://goo.gl/NpFyK3
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+Jessika O'Sullivan 
So you are responsible for these public compulsions?
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For the length of the time it takes to finish the first cup, wouldn't this be a great place to greet the day?

To think great and small things, to stretch and exercise, to be disconnected from the news and the net and connected to yourself?
 
Headed to my chair... coffee in hand... sit down, turn to face the sun... and watch the morning being born...

#sunrise  
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Catwalking at the Thomas Center.
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+Brett Lipton No harm in trying.
BTW: Nice work on the floor.
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WerdGame 3.4 just posted.
Play it over at +WERDGAME 
 

WerdGame!
  Version 3.4 August 2

Seven letters provided - You make a sentence using words starting with each of those letters in the order provided (see also, the Special Rule below).

Extra point if it is a "themed" sentence. (more info on rules and scoring at the "about" page at +WERDGAME   "about" tab). Play as many times as you want. I'll update the score occasionally until the next game posts.

Letters:
  S, K, A, H, P, V, C

Themes:
  Home
  Weather

SPECIAL RULE Because "K" and "V" are not found at the beginning of as many words, there will be a special rule for this game. You may start your sequence anywhere in the seven letters you like. For example, you could use the sequence H,P,V,C,S,K,A. You still must use every letter in sequence from whatever starting point you choose.
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Sample Kale And Have Perfect Vivacious Complexion
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WerdGame! 3.2 just posted over at +WERDGAME 

Make up a sentence and post it there.
 
WerdGame!
  Version 3.2 , July 12

Seven letters provided - You make a sentence using words starting with each of those letters in the order provided. Extra point if it is a "themed" sentence. Play as many times as you want. I'll monitor this game for 24 hours and update the score occasionally.

Letters:
  W, C, H, M, F, A, T

Themes:
  Geography
  Grocery Store

Straight up rules (more info on the "about" page at +WERDGAME   ).
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Anyone interested in a little WERDGAME this weekend?
If this gets ten plusses, it will happen.

What is Werdgame?
http://goo.gl/Gf5les
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+E Blake Play continues as long as you want to give it a shot. Ping a couple of other people and play away. (Mellie and Kyla are very good players) Inevitably, someone who has already played will join in to. If I see a couple of posts, I usually get back in the action.  I think the record so far for waiting to post an entry is two weeks.  Or just post a couple to get the hang of it for next time.
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This is my in box and one of my file cabinets
open up the filing cabinet pic to see both labels

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One of my take-aways from David Allen's Getting Things Done  is an affirmation of my joy of labeling. Before the days of label makers, if you don't count the old school Dymo embosser that we now relegate to art projects and the garage, I used to use transfer letters with Letraset sheets.   

Now, label makers allow me to easily label everything! My oak inbox deserved some gold Letraset transfer letters and my file drawers got the label maker treatment.

It is fun when people who have been in my office several times before, all of a sudden read the drawer labels and laugh out loud. Sometimes the distraction/reaction/connection is just what is needed. 

+Meirav M.  tagged me on this originally and because I'm naturally inclined to create my own rules, I've taken well over five days to comply with her request.

First: http://goo.gl/VaPRdb
Second: http://goo.gl/YbeFXi
Third: http://goo.gl/ORqtNe
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+Valerie Clark It works. Stuff can get left by the door without interrupting me, no sides to jam things in with, real motivation to get it to zero.
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On my way to work, I travel down a two-lane road through the country side. 

#fivedayquest    *3* in response to +Meirav M. 's  tagging me.

Most of the way is at 60 miles per hour, so scenes fly by, but this house set in the midst of a pecan orchard always attracts my eye. I drove out to shoot this picture this morning and saw they had a plant sale planned for today. I thought about returning to visit and maybe buy a plant or two, but a text just changed my plans for the day.

+Jack C Crawford You've just taken off for India for work. Post us a picture of what you see your way to the job.

Day 1:https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillAbrams/posts/F6Xq9GqwuVM

Day 2: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillAbrams/posts/GVMdPAhRsYS
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TV cameraman, runner, attorney
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I almost always post to Extended Circles. 

You can get my attention with intelligent or humorous comments or both.
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