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I'm looking forward to two of these movies....Guess which ones!
Upcoming 20th Century Fox movie releases Wolverine 3, Alien: Covenant, and Avatar 2 will reportedly begin production this April.
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Atlanta Trip
Today I turned 37. Man...I'm getting old. I don't feel old, but 37? I'm in my twilight-30's?! Ahhhh!!!! :o

I was very lucky this year to be able to travel down to Atlanta with KaShauna and our new puppy Junni on Saturday. Junni got a little car sick on the way down but was overall very good. While in Atlanta we've had the pleasure of staying with a couple at their apartment that we found on Airbnb.

So, I've gone to the beach and swam in the ocean and I've felt a fish or two swim by me while I enjoyed the surf. Until this past Christmas I never dreamed of swimming with whale sharks though! That was the gift that KaShauna gave to me as a Christmas/birthday present. The experience was EPIC!

Starting off we went through a short class on the equipment and rules of swimming in the tank. The aquarium offers a swim with the whale sharks, which is what I did, and if you have your diving certification you can dive to the bottom of the massive tank. With your swimming fee they give you a wetsuit to use, a mask, snorkel, gloves, boots, tank and respirator. From my understanding they also give you everything you need if you have your diving certification.

Once we changed into our wetsuit we went out on to the floor next to the tank, we got grouped with a swim-buddy and had help putting on the flotation vests, air tanks and respirators. We then lined up to get one "professional" photo and then hammed it up for another. After this prep, came the fun part and we got in the water!

We all were instructed to sit down on a floating platform and put our feet into the shark infested water! :)  We put our masks on, tested our respirators, and pulled on our gloves. Then we eased ourselves into the water, took hold of the platform and got acclimated to using the respirator and putting our head in the water. At this point it would be good for me to break and just note, though these fish are from a tropical ocean area, the water temperature is by no means particular warm...by the end I was shivering in my wetsuit.

The whole rest of the swimming experience was a blur for me. There was so much going on beneath, around and bumping me. In the class we were very strongly warned, do not reach out to touch any animal. They can touch us, but we weren't allowed to reach out and try to make contact without them "initiating." The whale sharks swam so close to us! I didn't get bumped by a whale shark, but a ray came zooming towards me looking like a aquatic B-2 bomber. I stayed focused, and tried to casually swim out of it's path, but I got slapped by its right side as it swooped by me. The whale sharks didn't just come near us once or twice either, they came by us at least a dozen times in our 30+ minutes experience. By the end, I was glad to be getting out, as I mentioned before I was cold and my mouth was dry from breathing in and out of the respirator.

After our swim, we all had a chance to change out of our wetsuits, take a warm shower and have a bottle of water, which complimentary. We had a debriefing, got to watch a video of our experience and chatted a little about the whole swim.

I'm really glad I got the video they offered at the end because it will help to jog my memory for all that I saw. If you ever have dreamed of swimming with sharks, but don't have a desire to get in a shark cage, swimming with these gentle giants is something you should put on your "Just Do It" list.

In closing, thank you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday. A big hug to my kids in Michigan who sent me their birthday wishes via text and a huge thanks to my wife for an awesome weekend and an experience that I will cherish for many many years. I can't wait to do it again, but this time with you Beautiful!

Afterword
When we got back from the aquarium we took Junni out for a walk and to get some dinner for ourselves. We stopped at Little 5 Pizza and then at a local beverage store to get some wine to have with our meal. While walking back KaShauna, while switching from holding Junni to letting her walk, dropped the bag with our wine on her foot. This cause her bottle to break while my bottle was thankfully saved by her foot. Since she didn't have any wine to drink with her meal, I refrained from drinking mine as well.
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Had fun tonight cooking a +Blue Apron​ dinner! Yep I really do have a blue apron thanks to the Google City Expert team. #ingress #googlefanboy #googlecityexperts 
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I am in no way even attempting to assume that I know anything about the political/social realities at play in the world at the moment, but at quick glance it seems as though violence breeds more violence. The people who changed the world, were the ones who laid down their arms - chose to forgive - to restore - to love - people like Jesus, Mandela, Gandhi, Martin Luther King.

Just before he was assassinated on April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King preached the sermon ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. Its a profound account of hope, amidst despair - where he considers the significance of being born into the turmoil and unrest of the twentieth century. His outlook provides unique context for pain and suffering as he says ‘only when it is dark enough can you see the stars’. He goes on to say; ‘Men for years now have been talking about war and peace. But now no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.’ He modeled a way of non-violence - and it cost him his life.

Inspired by his words one night I cut together this clip using old archive footage from the Prelinger Archives - those words are as poignant today as they were back when he first spoke them - if not more (for me personally at least).
Score: Ryan Taubert

#mlk   #mlkday  
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My awesome time swimming with whale sharks at +Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA!
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Relaxing with Junni and KaShauna.
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Does your life suck? If you think so, stop dwelling on the negative and focus on all the things you can do. Then choose something that will push you to grow and go do it! 
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I had a great time shooting these behind-the-scenes photos and wedding video footage down in Fayetteville last year. I'm looking forward to shooting the bride's sister's wedding this spring! #wedding #BTS #GooglePhotos
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Photos I took two nights ago as I explored downtown Raleigh. Armed only with my cellphone (Note 5), a tripod with cellphone adapter and a remote trigger. 
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Ideasmith, Social Media Strategist, Innovator, Artist & Actor
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Every day I get up and strive to live life to its fullest!
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  • Center for Professional Development at ITT Technical Institute
    Learning Solutions Advisor, 2015 - present
  • CollectorsHangout.tv
    Founder, Host & Community Manager, 2012 - present
  • Isagenix International
    Nutritional Cleansing & Wellness Coach, 2014 - 2015
  • Global Knowledge Training LLC
    Sales Engineer (State, Local & Education), 2006 - 2014
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    Founder of kNOwPureWater.com; Sales Engineer for Global Knowledge Training LLC; Social Media Strategist; Google+ Evangelist, 2012 - 2012
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    Ideasmith, Social Media Strategist, Innovator & Artist, 1979
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Raleigh, NC - Cary, NC - Pittsburgh, PA - Houghton, NY - State College, PA - Livermore, CA - Traverse City, MI - Raleigh, NC - Apex, NC
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Opinions expressed are mine and not those of anyone else.

From http://www.domingorogers.com/about/

Domingo Rogers, known to his friends and family as either Mingo or Dom, is consistently knowledgeable, consultative, credible, and an individual that tackles all tasks with dedication and persistence.

In March of 2006,  when the economy began to slip in Michigan, Domingo moved his wife and five kids to North Carolina where he had recently landed a ground-breaking position as Training Advisor in a North East territory at Global Knowledge, Inc (a leader in Information Technology, Business Process and Project Management training).  For two years he worked as an IT Training Advisor assisting individuals and companies within portions of New York in the process of scheduling knowledge training or certification preparation courses. Here he made a strong emphasis on bettering his negotiation skills with upper level management customers (CEO’s, CIO’s, and VP’s).  He also dealt with middle management customer contacts in helping them maximize their available training budgets by utilizing savings programs and limited promotions. Through building strong relationships with his customers and leveraging economy of scale Domingo was able to ramp up his sales territory and gain a firm foundation within Global Knowledge’s corporate structure.

After establishing himself as a key Training Advisor for public enrollment at Global Knowledge, Domingo was promoted to join the Enterprise Sales team.  Here he focused on working with department managers and project leaders to deliver tailored and customized training for groups at customer locations.  With a year of working with this division of Global Knowledge, Domingo moved into a role in the Mid-Atlantic region where he achieved a one-hundred+ percentage of quota by the end of September 2010!  With these achievements and that of continuing his personal and corporate growth, he turned his focus to and landed the position of ARRA Program Analyst.

As a ARRA Program Analyst, Domingo closed out 2010 with the focus of helping other teams, throughout Global Knowledge, to aggressively hunt and land opportunities that had been previously overlooked and under pursued.   Many governmental programs, particularly in the area of healthcare were a focus leading into 2011.

From 2012 and into 2014 Domingo worked with multiple teams and departments within Global Knowledge to assist individuals that had lost their jobs or were looking to utilize grants to pay for training. Under Domingo's leadership the number of individuals that Global Knowledge was able to train through Workforce Investment Act funding and VA Vocational Rehabilitation funding grew by 63.9%

It was also during this time that Domingo separated and divorced his wife. He helped her move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, understanding that she needed the support of her family nearby. The distance of being away from the kids is difficult, but staying in contact with the kids through social medial and by telephone makes it a little easier.

Most recently Domingo has turned his passion for helping people achieve their wellness and financial goals as a Nutritional Cleansing & Wellness Coach with Isagenix(www.DomingoRogers.com/isagenix). He is enjoying helping to transform lives of those around him and inspire others to realize their dreams! 

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Joined the ranks of Google+ on June 30, 2011; Getting Collectors Hangout onto the Suggested Users List on March 26, 2013; Chosen as a Glass Explorer - Domingo Rogers is a driven sales professional currently working as a Client Service Manager at the National Institute of Training and Education (www.NITE.org) He also busies himself as blogger, technology nut, and all out lover of life! For more information about Domingo please visit: http://www.domingorogers.com/about
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I had the unagi bowl and really enjoyed it. My brother recommended that we meet here for lunch as he used to work nearby (He had the ribs, and said that they were really good too). I'll definitely be visiting again to try some of their other food.
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My wife's company did a corporate party that I was invited to and we had the entire basement to ourselves. The staff were excellent, attentive and professionally personable. The food was delicious and I definitely will go back again for just a normal meal.
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The Eastern North Carolina style BBQ they make is pretty good. I live fairly close so I have never eaten in, but it seems pretty clean every time I visit. The staff are polite and courteous. If you're craving some NC BBQ and are driving along I-70, stop by White Swan and enjoy some good grub.
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Met a friend for coffee here, under his recommendation. I had a cafe' mocha and they served it in a HUGE mug. Seriously, I have cereal in the morning in a bowl of the same size - It was great!
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If you love gadgets, you'll love Best Buy. The employees at this location really try to help you find what you want/need.
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