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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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Love +Jean Wise column today:

I can do identify with her challenge of the heart and the head as I often struggle with the same issue. I think she came up with a wonderful solution for herself. What do you think?
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ah, thanks Chris!
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#wisdomandlife   #k10friends  
Places and people mold who you are as you grow up.  I've been fortunate to have both be extremely supportive and loving; so much so that I attempted to recapture that feeling later in life.  I should have realized that you can't go back:
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Are you being as compassionate as you believe you are?  Here are a few things that you can do to be someone with more compassion.  Thanks, +Yvonne I. Wilson
“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ~ Taher Mafi, Shatter Me What does being compassionate to others and yourself look, feel and, or sound like to you? Do you consider yourself to be…
"All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart." ~ Taher Mafi, Shatter Me What does being compassionate to others and yourself look, feel...
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Thanks for sharing +Christopher Jennings Penders Blessings!
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So happy that I have so much support in Madison, CT.  Definitely shareworthy from +CJP Photos
#cjpphotos   #madisonctphotography  
I have such a STRONG support system in #madisonct .  The Madison, CT Chamber of Commerce has ALWAYS had my back.  They go WAY above and beyond to help spread the word about my business.  Today is no different.  In their latest email blast to chamber members they included a link to my 4th of July parade photos:

I'm so appreciative of the support.
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#wisdomandlife   #abrahamhicks   #k10friends  

Are you letting your children go?  
Are teaching them to fly on their own?
Are you giving them wings?  Or are you keeping them on the ground?
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Here's a BIT of #shamelessselfpromotion .  My #eBook  
Random Acts:
Stories of Redemption continues to sell beyond my expectations.  Grab your copy:

And if you enjoy the stories, I'd LOVE it if you left a positive comment/review. 
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This is what I commented on this article:
The people that say Google+ is a ghost town don't know how effective and how crazy busy it REALLY is!  My stream is always flooded with amazing content and roughly 80% of the traffic to my various websites and blogs I own come DIRECTLY from my participation on G+.  From day one when I joined I saw this.

Yes it took me a few months to understand the intricacies of G+, but once I learned, my followers grew every month and I now have well over 15,000 people following me and many of these people engage with me on a daily basis.  So for those who believe the rhetoric:
That Google+ is a ghost town
That Google+ is dying or is already dead

Why don't you stop by and spend some time learning something new?  Instead of re-hashing news?
Though it’s been declared over more times than we can count, it looks like Google’s social network is finally on death’s door.
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+Netflix Grace and Frankie.  
Who is watching?  This show is HILARIOUS!  Sometimes laughing so hard, tears!  If you have Netflix, do yourself a favor and check this series out.  You won't be disappointed!
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#wisdomandlife   #calvinandhobbes   #Imaginaryfriends  

We all had imaginary friends growing up.  Who were yours?
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I don't remember.  More's the pity.
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#ebooks   #madisonct   #libraries  
My eBook:
Random Acts:
Stories of Redemption

is now available through Scranton Library's eLending devices, iPads and Kindles. Thanks to Tom Piezzo for purchasing the eBook for loaning purposes.

If you are a Madison CT resident with a valid Scranton Library card, you can come to the library and check out one of our eReaders and read my book for free. Then if you like what you've read you can tell others about the book. You can EVEN leave me a review at Amazon.

The eBook is still available for purchase as well and is still selling quite well.
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Hi my friends!! Next week we will be launching with Vevo and various networks the "Tango Buenos Aires " Video Clip. Its the first songs the radio stations decedide to play in the next two moths. I will like to share the video with you before it comes out.
Enjoy it share it and Thank you for your unconditional support.
Love You Always Soleil J
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+CJP Photos just shared a new album.
#cjpphotos   #madisonctphotography   #sunsetphotography   #k10friends  

Here is a group of photos from various times at East Wharf Beach in #madisonct .  Want to see my others from East Wharf?  Go here:

My other Madison, Connecticut Town Beach photography is here: 
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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.
Bragging rights
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 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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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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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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