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The kiddo and I are camping, but that doesn't mean we can't still selfie for +John Stavropoulos 
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If you want a copy of this but can't fit it into your budget, message me your email and I'll send you a gratis copy. Better yet, send me something you've written/recorded/drawn; I've gotten some amazing things from people in the past week.

If you're able to give me your money, you can buy it from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2byyZ3L
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+Jesse Coombs never apologize for spending money on soul food. 
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I'm considering running a yearly "Thing-a-Day" here. February will still be the "official" month, but I miss seeing the cool stuff you folks are doing.
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After years of blogging about creativity, productivity, intentional living, and Zen, I've finally written a book that synthesizes my ideas and experiences.

Here's the link to the Kindle edition: http://amzn.to/2bMbFRb

(Print version below)
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Walking Spanish. 
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Do you do commissions?
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Black Snake Moan. 
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Learning to use chopsticks while waiting on our bulgolgi. 
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MmHmmm bulgolgi
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I'm a jazz and blues guitarist. In terms of blues, I play mainly the Piedmont style (primarily Atlanta in the 1920s). As a jazz guitarist, I play bebop and soul jazz. I named my son after Charlie Parker.

I play this music because I love the absolute fuck out of it. I play it because it's physically and intellectually demanding. I play it because there is no other music in entire world that grabs my guts and gives me a deep religious experience, and it has since I first wandered off of Led Zeppelin into Son House.

Is this cultural appropriation?

Is cultural appropriation always a bad thing? Or is it necessary for the growth of culture? When is it okay to appropriate one aspect of culture and not another?

I don't know.
 
When your daughter asks you if you think white rap is cultural appropriation.
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An African American Jewish man playing rock music on guitar. A Spanish woman rapping in Romany. A Japanese man playing classical music on a cello. Just a few examples of "cultural appropriation." This is not a bad thing.
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I'm inviting all of you to participate in the 100-day challenge.

The rules are simple: make something every day for 100 consecutive days, post a photograph (or other documentation of what you made), and number it 1/100, 2/100, etc. If you miss a day, you have to start over.

Feel free to start whenever you feel like it, and also go longer than 100 days.
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A few weeks ago I put together a little book about how to function efficiently and live intentionally as a multidisciplinary artist with a life-long existential crisis. In other words, I wrote it for myself.

If you want a copy and you're broke, let me know why you think it might help you and I'll send you a gratis epub.

+Ron Figiel worked very hard with me to streamline each chapter and make it the productivity book version of an ultra-condensed cleaner. He's an amazing editor and gives great feedback!

I guess it's in the Religion & Spirituality Kindle category because it's heavily influenced by Zen, and if you're into that kind of thing, a lot of this book might resonate with you. Don't worry, it's very secular.
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+Meshon Cantrill at this point, the epub, but feel free to do whichever suits you. There's also an option to get the epub at a very reduced price if you buy the print version. 
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Sometimes the cards lack subtlety. This was a very well shuffled deck. 
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Royal Flush!
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"Hello, Satan, I believe its time to go."
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Autodidactic Polymath, Cultural Enthusiast, Transdisciplinary Artist
Introduction
I like old music you've never heard of, old movies you've never seen, strange food you've never tasted, and places you've never been.
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Autodidactic polymath.
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Auburn, AL
Previously
Opelika, AL - Atlanta, GA - Manassas, VA - Philadelphia, PA - Pittsburgh, PA - Auburn, AL - Los Angeles, CA - Orlando, FL - Barnesville, GA
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Graphic Designer, Musician, Artist, Writier
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  • Auburn University
    Multimedia Specialist, present
  • Auburn University
    Communication Designer, present
  • Auburn Guitar Shoppe
    Guitar Instructor, 2004 - 2010
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Episode 1 – Brennen Reece
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For my inaugural episode of SpellCheck there was only one person in the running – Brennen Reece. You may know Reece from his work on several

1000-Word Productivity System
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This is a bare-bones productivity system that anyone can do for very little money. It's pretty light on the philosophy to keep it under 1000

Taking a decent headshot for publication: tips for the non-photographer.
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I'm constantly being emailed substandard photographs which lower the property values of my beautiful layouts. Enough was enough, so I wrote

Don't blame your tools. Just start making stuff.
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There’s very little you can’t do with what you already have. In fact, you’re probably better off simplifying and doing more with less. If yo

Homebrew Chemical Cocktail Gives Spooky New Life to Old, Forgotten Negat...
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“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge,” said Pablo Picasso. It would seem the full potential of a work sometimes only emerges through

iZen - Art of Zen Meditation
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iZen provides Zen music that helps you reach an inner calm that you can't achieve in absolute silence. It gives your mind something peaceful

Plain.txt: Dropbox Notes
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Take notes quickly and easily, organise them in folders, sync them with all your devices using Dropbox.Why another note taking app? Other ap

Muddy Colors: How to Professionally Photograph Your Artwork For Less Tha...
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To begin, there are a few basic tools which are absolutely essential. A Camera: Choosing a camera is itself quite a broad topic because ther

Seth's Blog: First, do no harm--three rules for public interfaces
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When we think of design, we usually imagine things that are chosen because they are designed. Vases or comic books or architecture... It tur

The restaurant inside Asian Super Market has some of the best, most authentic Chinese food I've ever had. The service is quick, the prices are reasonable, and everything just tastes better than other places I've had them (well, MK's has similar quality, but the flavor profiles are different).
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If you get anything at Mike & Ed's other than the ribs, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are competent at their other selections, but their ribs are among the best in the world. The staff will attempt to trick you into getting sauce, but don't let them. The ribs don't need them. At all.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
Mr. Wu cooks authentic Chinese food off the menu if you ask. Sometimes he invents new dishes for me. He rocks.
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Byron's Smokehouse has the absolute best breakfast in town. Amazing biscuits. Our weekly Saturday-morning ritual is to go get biscuits from Byron's and hit the yard sales.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
The food is great, just be sure you have plenty of time.
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