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Christopher Jennings Penders
Works at CJP Photos | An online business only |
Attended Southern Connecticut State University
Lives in Madison, Connecticut
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Thanks for sharing this from +All Funny Things
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+Martha Orlando leaves us with a deeply challenging question at the end of her column:
What is the worst broken promise you ever experienced?  Did you ever make a promise you couldn't or wouldn't keep?
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Thanks for sharing, Chris!
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#wisdomandlife   #faith   #goodfriday  
Good Friday is upon us for those who honor this day.  As I said in this column, for someone who doesn't attend organized religion, you may be wondering whether I honor these "religious" holidays.  I do.  

I sometimes worry when I write something overtly spiritual.  When that happens as I mentioned in today's column I hear my friend +Hal Baird echoing his message:
Not to worry about that and not to preface my OVERTLY spiritual writing.

Read the column to understand more about my worldview:
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No !! Happy Good Friday +Christopher Jennings Penders !!
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#wisdomandlife   #writing  
The flame is burning brighter now than it has in years.  I'm writing ALL the time again.  Even when I'm not writing, my mind is turning over new thoughts to put to screen:
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My pleasure +Christopher Jennings Penders ! Thx for the great read!
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What a surprise for the bride and groom.  This is amazing!  Thanks for sharing, +Donna Frasca
My Palm Sunday share. Enjoy.
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My Niece and I on her Easter Egg Hunt at her house today. 
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She's just so adorable!
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Making an exception w/my no sharing from my business page policy today.
+CJP Photos shared his #spotlightthursday  today about his #pictureframing  guy who takes care of him
#spotlightthursday   #pictureframing  

Being a photographer who has public exhibits, you may wonder where I have my photography matted.  Jack Caldwell has been matting my photography for over 15 years.  If there's one thing my friends know about me it's that I'm extremely loyal.  When Jack broke out in his own and left his previous business, I followed him to The Frame Shop on Wall Street in Madison, Connecticut:

Jack takes care of me with my matting.  If you're local to Madison, Connecticut, I highly recommend doing business with him.
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Best line in the article:
“It hit me like a blinding light. I thought, ‘I’m in trouble now,’” Dallas, 32, told People magazine of his introduction to Goodwin

In case you didn't know, I'm addicted to Once Upon a Time.
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Thanks to +Bill Perrin for this piece of info.
Due to #Heartbleed you may want to make sure that your browser checks for certificate revocations.

In #FireFox go to the Options | Advanced | Certificates tab. Click the Validation button and select both options.

In #Chrome you go into Settings, and under HTTPS/SSL there's a Manage Certificates button. Right below that it says, "Check for server certificate revocation." Toggle that on.

To see how your browser handles revoked certificates, visit this page:  This page has a revoked certificate.
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#angelnumbers   #theborg   #startrek     :
I know!
I know!

Sometimes my worldview can be kind of funky, but what fun would it be if everyone thought the same way, if in Star Trek talk we all assimilated?

I certainly wouldn't want to live in that world.  I recently wrote a column at Wisdom and Life called:
*Phone Call to the Future:

where I quoted a blogger who I JUST discovered was active on G+:
+Joanne Sacred Scribes.  If you're interested in finding out more about Angel Numbers, circle Joanne and read some of her content.
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Photographer/Blogger/IT Professional
Writes for Wisdom and Life | |
  • CJP Photos | An online business only |
    Photographer, 2000 - present
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Madison, Connecticut
Lisbon, Connecticut - Farmington, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Branford, Connecticut
Writing for three blogs. I'm also a New England Landscape Photographer.
Day Job:
Library/IT EC Scranton Memorial Library
Madison, Connecticut

Chris writes for three blogs:
--Blogging for Scranton Library in Madison at:

--A Spiritual blog with a Law of Attraction tone

--A Photography News and Advice blog:
CJP Photo News

I'm a Blogger, and a New England Landscape and Nature Photographer based in Madison, Connecticut. I've traveled outside of Connecticut, but mostly in New England.  Some exceptions:
--Key West, Florida
--Washington DC
--New York.
Put me in these circles:
--Law of Attraction
--Nature/Landscape Photography
--Connecticut (Photographers)
--Science Fiction/Fantasy Reader
--Social Media
Circle Management Strategies:
I've taken Jonathon Barton's Circle Management Strategies and incorporated them into my own strategy.  That's why if you see me adding you to my own circles it's because I've been using Jonathon's strategies now

My photography site is here:

My Gear includes:
--Canon 40D
--Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM
--Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
--Canon Speedlite 430EX

Adobe CS 5 Suite

2007 iMac 20 inch
iPad 2
(All in w/Apple since 2007 and don't plan on returning to the PC Windows World.)
I blog about Spirituality and Law of Attraction. 
Check out my blog:

A bit about my spirituality:
I believe in a benevolent loving God
I believe we ALL come back. (Yes I'm talking about reincarnation.) I believe we return in groups.
I believe God created us and he won't forsake ANY of us.
I recently discovered Rob Bell's Book Love Wins and after reading it I realized Mr Bell and I believe the same things.
I believe we should follow our heart, follow our soul.
I believe we should find our own spirituality.  One should not be foisted on us.

I was baptized Catholic but I found my own way.
Some have begun calling me a universalist.
I'm not fond of tags but this one seems to fit me.
My day job is at the Scranton Library in Madison, Connecticut where I'm one of the IT professionals

I'm a voracious reader, sometimes reading two books a week.  I read EVERYTHING, but if my back is to the wall I'd have to say my favorite genre is Fantasy.
Some Favorite Fantasy Books in no particular order:
by Clive Barker

--Enchantment and Lost Gate
by Orson Scott Card

--Anything by Jonathan Carroll and Alice Hoffman
(These are my two FAVORITE authors.)

--Veil of Gold
by Kim Wilkins

The Galactic Milieu Trilogy
by Julian May:
--Jack the Bodiless
--Diamond Mask
--Bob Dylan
--Led Zep

--Kenny Chesney
--Lyle Lovett
--Tim McGraw
--Emmylou Harris

As you can see my musical taste is quite eclectic.  This is just a sampling of what I like.  Want to know more?  Just ask.
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Been published sporadically in the early to mid 1990's in the SF/F Small Press
  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Library Science/History, 1992 - 2002
  • Daniel Hand High School
    1979 - 1983
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I just completed my best Wojdylo Show yet with Ryan Best. You can watch the 15 minute show in its entirety here. One of the main reasons we

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We meet in the world of blogs and bloggers. We both were relatively new to the whole game of blogging. I saw her blog in one of the blogs I

CJP Photos - 2013 Holiday Sale

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I'm volunteering at my son's school next week for a whole day and I'm going to be talking about personal finance and needs/wants. This is a

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Excellent Pizza. My favorite in Madison, Connecticut actually. And they deliver too. Have tried several of their pies. --Marco Polo --Classico --Margarita --Primavera are my favs.
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My friend, +Andrew Kaplan has been been my go to Web guy since the 2000s. Andrew hosts my two blogs: Wisdom and Life and Scranton Page Turner at +Walden Pond Design . There are plenty of hosting opportunities available, but since Andrew has taken care of me for over almost 15 years now I wouldn't trust my hosting service to anyone else. If you are looking for a reliable web host. Talk to Andrew.
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Jeff created my business logo last year and I've gotten nothing but stellar remarks on it. I highly recommend Biz ID. He took the time to listen to my wants and needs and provided his own input and together we arrived at a welcome decision.
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I visited Madison Therapeutic Massage for the first time over five years ago now. I could hardly walk. And I'm not exaggerating. After spending an hour with Jackie, I felt better than I had in months. I've been seeing her now once a month and she is a miracle worker! She keeps me fluid. She keeps me upright. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Been to Jia Mei Asian Kitchen twice already and have had two different meals. Both were outstanding. A small intimate restaurant with about 10 tables. Have not been disappointed yet. Staff has been friendly. Food has been healthy and amazing. Would NOT hesitate to recommend!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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