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Bill Abrams
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TV cameraman, runner, attorney
TV cameraman, runner, attorney

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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

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Catwalking at the Thomas Center.
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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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+Meirav M.  tagged me with the #fivedayquest  and this is the payoff post 

Five

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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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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