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37 people are speaking at the Block Chain Summit on +Richard Branson's private island "to lay out the framework for a world where humankind is fully benefiting from the amazing technology", and they only included ONE woman. SIDE EYE. Share this and encourage better ratios. #blockchainsummit #genderavenger  +GenderAvenger 
Block Chain Summit invites people to "come visit with Sir Richard Branson on his private island for a set of intimate discussions highlighting critical issues and solutions and to lay out the framework for a world where humankind is fully benefiting from the amazing technology behind the Blockchain." With less than 3% women speakers, apparently Block Chain Summit doesn't think women play an important role in laying out a framework tha...
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I think I'm feeling old or something. This is ridiculous, I know. It'll pass.
One. There will never be enough time for anything you love. Not to love in all the myriad ways that are possible. Not to get all your work done. Not to live all the lives you can dream for yourself. Time runs on fast feet. Two. There will always be too much time for the hard things. There will be too much time when your broken heart leaves you staring into the night unable to sleep, when you are working 12-hour days to reach a go...
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I love this idea for presents. Hmmm…
 
Awesome shop that now lets you design + print your own 3D jewelry! From sweet Mother's Day gifts to 8-bit Minecraft pendants.

+Cool Mom Tech  #3dprinting   #3dprinted   #coolmomtech   #diyproject   #diy   #jewelry   #minecraft   #mothersdaygifts  
Zazzy is a wonderful marketplace for 3D printed jewelry, and now they've made it easy for you to design and create your own, without owning a 3D printer.
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I just reloaned money from repaid loans. Join me on Kiva. A $25 loan can change a life!
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+TIME has landed in +GenderAvenger's Hall of Fame for their 100 Most Influential People list. It's 40% women!
TIME's "The 100 Most Influential People In the World" list is a huge hit with GenderAvengers this year with its 40% female/60% male gender ratio. The list is peppered with such great women as Malala Yousafzai, Anita Sarkeesian, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, but we are biased here at GenderAvenger, and we are most thrilled to see our own Mellody Hobson listed as a Titan. Mellody is the generous founder of our Mello...
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Happy reading! This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by the power in the ability to be your whole self, a joyful man, seeking the balance between the interior and the exterior, the treatment of women and other minorities in literature, the (lack of) experience of one's own body, and Günter Grass.
This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by the power in the ability to be your whole self, a joyful man, seeking the balance between the interior and the exterior, the treatment of women and other minorities in literature, the (lack of) experience of one's own body, and Günter Grass: by Blaues Sofa from Berlin, Deutschland (Günter Grass beim Blauen Sofa) [ CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons As a child I was a great liar. Fortu...
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This is my favourite photo from the Mom 2.0 Summit​ conference I just got back from yesterday. You can see it in full through the link.

+mom2summit  #mom2summit   #phoneography   #iphoneography  
click image to enlarge Things slip away, even while in hand. It's all water under bridges and through fingers, and I am not contained. I wade through with pants rolled, skin pimpling against the tide. It's a mystery that any of this happens. My distance is polite and complete, even as I push the spray from my cheek.
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I write down life's little good bits so they stick. #graceinsmallthings
Aidan napping. 1. Naps in the spring sun. 2. Listening to the Dear Sugar podcast. 3. Rolling up a piece of bread thick with jam and pretending it's cake. 4. The bright flavour of crunchy cucumbers. 5. Finding my favourite paint-splotched jeans at the bottom of a drawer and wearing them for the next three days. Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things, a community for acknowledging...
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I have a thing for a #JoeFafard sculpture at +Slate Fine Art Gallery. I pretend he talks.
Aidan and I dropped by Slate Fine Art Gallery this afternoon to see our friend Gina and revisit her latest show, Mes Amis — Joe Fafard. I am a huge fan of Fafard's bronze portraits. They're detailed, bright, and charismatic. I half expect them to speak or sigh while I look at them. The one I keep going back to, though, is "Trudeau". I don't have nearly the moola necessary to make him mine, but it's been nice to go stand next to him ...
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These are the feet an cooperative poophead.
click image to enlarge Eight years in, and Onion still can't follow directions.
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I seriously loved staying at +Executive Suites by Roseman in Calgary. +Brene Brown, next time you're up that way, you should stay there. So lovely.
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Executive Suites by Roseman
225 11 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 0G3
I had never stayed at executive suites like this before — I've only used hotels before — and I will definitely be back. It felt like moving into a home away from home with the fully outfitted kitchen, walk-in closet, comfy beds. We shopped for groceries at the fantastic Sunterra Market downstairs, walked to a barbershop and local restaurants, and actually stayed in more than we thought we would because the place was so cozy. Thanks so much the great stay, Roseman! I'm already making plans to come back.
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Here's some of what I did over spring break while staying at +Executive Suites by Roseman and why I need to buy new pants.
Over spring break, Aidan and took a trip to Calgary to see family and do very little of anything else. We rarely go away on trips together, except for the occasional weekend in Saskatoon where all of our respective parents live, so this was kind of a big deal.
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  • Schmutzie.com
    blogger, designer, writer, speaker, 2003 - present
  • Manfrotto Imagine More
    contributing writer, 2013 - 2013
    Wrote four articles about the craft of iPhoneography with an eye to travel and experience.
  • Aiming Low
    contributing writer, 2011 - 2012
    Wrote weekly articles, both sponsored and unsponsored
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Elan Morgan, Schmutzie
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I give you that special feeling.
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Elan Morgan (aka Schmutzie) can most commonly be found at Schmutzie.com, but she also hangs around the Canadian Weblog Awards and the Grace in Small Things social network in her ongoing efforts to make stuff on the internet and spread things that don't suck.
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I've been blogging since 2003, spoke at TEDx, and I make stuff.
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  • University of Saskatchewan
    Arts, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Regina
    Arts, 2001 - 2002
  • Rosthern Junior College
    1988 - 1990
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The Gay Dad Project
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The Gay Dad Project is about families with one straight parent & one gay parent.

Dr. Martens
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Dr. Martens legendary boots and shoes

Hushed Quiet In the Dark By Fire
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take with Cortex Camera, and then run through Camera+ The power went out for a couple of hours last night. I have a deep fear of house fires

Good Read | Judging a Movie By Its Trailer
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"Judging a Movie By Its Trailer": …the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, founded by Davis in 2004 to change the portrayal of women i

Morra Aarons-Mele's Women & Work Has a New Home and Design
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Here's a little something I've been working on with Morra Aarons-Mele: we redesigned her professional website, Women & Work, and we migrated

Yogurt and Heartache
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I woke up heavy and sad. I'd had dreams all night long about having my heart broken. She left me for another. One of the cats died in my arm

Five Star's 279th Great Blog Roundup Is Brought to You By Jhumpa Lahiri
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This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by an awards show, the sacredness of being able to be all your selves at once, human connect

Aidan's Camera In Leopold's At Night
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taken with Cortex Camera, and then run through Camera+ Aidan and I went out with friends to Leopold's Tavern tonight. The light was dim to d

Grace in Small Things No. 526
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1. I got this heart pin made by Erika Folnovic as part of an artists' work distribution scheme I'm part of. I am going to wear it every day

Shooting, Melting Snow, Cat Naps, Bathing, and Drowning
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, I spent the weekend neck deep in client work, but I managed to come up for air a couple of times to stop st

International Women's Day and Ladies Learning Code
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Happy International Women's Day! It only seems fitting that I spent a day meant to celebrate women at a Ladies Learning Code event here in R

How to Craft a Twitter Experience You'll Love
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I have heard a lot of moaning lately about how Twitter isn't what it used to be, that it is full of too many sponsored Twitter parties and t

Good Read | Frozen In a Niche?
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photo credit: Eva Rinaldi "Frozen In a Niche?": As the statuesque Cate Blanchett clutched her statuette, she sent an acid air kiss Sandra Bu

I Went to a Play, Denied Cats Tuna, and Took Night Photos of Aidan Takin...
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Aidan and I went to see the opening night of the Golden Apple Theatre's Venus In Fur with Amy Matysio and Daniel Arnold at the Artesian on 1

I Think I Can Make It Through Winter Now Without an Intervention
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I hunted through my Flickr archives today, hoping to find a collection of photos I uploaded on various March the 4ths over the years, but it

Really?
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After you've been blogging for, oh, say, 10 years, and after that blogging has turned from a secret and anonymous hobby into a full-time job

The Power of Your Voice vs Ad-Based Movements in Social Media
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I do most of my thinking while I slowly figure out that I'm conscious before I get out of bed in the morning, and this morning I thought abo

Winter, Mind Control, Kissing, Perogies, and Me With Myself
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I have nothing in particular to say. This is just going to be one of those random, meandering things. One, two, three… Go! I am officially d

Good Read | Boston Mamas' "The Power of Your Voice"
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"The Power of Your Voice": I want to remind you of the power of your voice. And how much your state representatives actually do want to hear

I had never stayed at executive suites like this — I've only used hotels before — and I will definitely be back. It felt like moving into a home away from home with the fully outfitted kitchen, walk-in closet, comfy beds, and washer/dryer. We shopped for groceries at the fantastic Sunterra Market downstairs, walked to a barbershop and local restaurants, and we actually stayed in more than we thought we would because the place was so cozy. Thanks so much the great stay, Roseman! I'm already making plans to come back.
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I love this shop and go there every time I'm in Gimli. They've got something for everyone from clothing and accessories to books to kitchenware to candy.
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I ate there for the first time this morning after being told repeatedly that their dim sum was fantastic, and it was no word of a lie. We ate until we couldn't move, it was all delicious, the service was good, and the prices were definitely affordable. I will be going back. A lot.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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