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Spotted in the Wild
Always happy to see a new Tabletop episode and +Wil Wheaton, but honestly I'm really happy to see +Allie Brosh in the wild. Yay!
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Sit With Me Among the White Clouds
Clambering up the Cold Mountain path,
The Cold Mountain trail goes on and on:
The long gorge choked with scree and boulders,
The wide creek, the mist blurred grass.
The moss is slippery, though there's been no rain
The pine sings, but there's no wind.
Who can leap the word's ties
And sit with me among the white clouds?
 http://www.hermetica.info/hanshan.htm

Heading out into the wild this weekend for 4 days of backpacking near the Kearsarge Pass area of the Sierra Nevadas. Keep things from spinning apart...
Beginning at Onion Valley Trailhead, the Kearsarge Pass Trail travels through the John Muir Wilderness. The trail climbs through forest and alpine tundra and past several lakes, on its way to 11700-foot Kearsarge Pass. Beyond the pass, the trail enters Kings Canyon National Park, where it joins ...
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Nopales and Pork
I've mentioned this before, I love having a reputation for loving food. This is homemade nopales and pork soup that one of the ladies here made. mmmmmm 
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Protection
A gentleman is prepared...

Thanks +Zach Weiner
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Now that's a plan, lets go do it, I'll have the Nigiri please.  Yeah, lets eat all the sushi  and run away!
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Getting excited now. I'm going to be hiking up pretty close to here next weekend with my son. Kearsarge Pass area.
 
[sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/gpx/Rae Lakes Loop.gpx”] Mile for mile – and perhaps inch for inch – the Rae Lakes Loop in Kings Canyon National Park contains some of the most stunning and celebrated scenery in a mountain range world-famous for stunning…
A spectacular, 42-mile loop through some of Kings Canyon's most beautiful high country.
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Kearsarge Pass
Some of the pics I took on my hike last weekend from Onion Valley Campground up into the Sierra Nevadas. If you have the means and the time, anywhere in the John Muir Wilderness is beautiful.

Kearsarge Pass Trail - NPS
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recreation/recarea/?recid=20784&actid=51

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Yeah, I love the Sierras. It's a happy place 
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The Truth Is...
...I'm a middle class white suburban male. I know very little about the realities of women or minorities. What I do have is a functioning mind a willingness to learn, a willingness to empathize, and a willingness to exercise compassion.

When I need to educate myself on the experience of contemporary Black Americans I look first to +Ta-Nehisi Coates. I have him in my feeds and read everything he writes (he doesn't write that often). He's got a book coming out in September that is on my wish list. I will never be an authority on any of these topics, but I can be better.

http://smile.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates/dp/0812993543/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435082206&sr=1-1
The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.
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Heh, yeah, most journalists don't, unfortunately. I'll track him down your way, then. :) Thanks!
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Dammit
+Netflix  or +Amazon.com if you pick it up I will pay for it. So will others, it's not a huge audience but it is a loyal, affluent one.
 
#Hannibal canceled before Season 4: There will be no fourth course... @NBCHannibal http://ow.ly/OEfDr
'Hannibal' has officially been canceled ahead of Season 4.
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:( The more noise we make and the more the community gathers it will increase the odds of someone else picking it up
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Father's Day Snacks
Gruene swiss cheese
Berries
Dark chocolate
Prosciutto wrapped cheese and peaches
Elder Scrolls Online
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wonderful! You are a GREAT one! 
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All the hate today, all the ignorance and misdirection have me depressed. Tacos and scotch...I've had enough for today. Send love to your fathers or your father figures, celebrate the solstice by howling at injustice and/or the void. Do something that scares you.
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Wonderful... :)
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I asked my daily chat group to make a list of things to help me here and this is what they came up with. I think it's pretty good:

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question. I want to flesh out my G+ profile with a list of words that describe me. What would you use to describe me?

· Enthusiastic Lego Aficionado – I have a plethora that I store in my son’s room

· Desert Sherpa of the West – I’m more comfy in the desert 2 miles from car in August than in Downtown LA

· Hermit in training – see above

· Zen Fatherhood Trainee – emphasis on trainee

· Hopeful explorer – this surprised me, but it is true

· River Tramp – no not that river, the other one.

· Most Likely to Fall Down a Mountainside....trying to save his GPS - <nodding>

· Reluctant urbanite...because it's where the WiFis are – ugh, rite!

· Jeep Whore – cause what a Jeep really is…is freedom.

· Nerdasaurus – that’s where all the action is

· !!! yes that :) – yup, it’s twoo

· Bird feeder filler – I have four. I sit on the porch and watch them instead of tv.

· Parakeet wrangler – he did whistle the storm trooper death march for a couple days.

· Cat serf - pwned (I have a hamster too. Don't tell them)

· Future Owner of an Awesomely Obedient and playful border collie – yes please

· Denier of Caffeine (though he keeps coming back for more) – the black cat next to the black dog in the corner

· Fake Ass Green Tea Drinker (see above) – Fake ass Chai drinker lately.
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By some weird twist in the fabric of reality I am father to the world's most perfect son.
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The Humble Indie Bundle #3 (pay what you want for five awesome indie games)
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GTK+ and GIMP installers for Windows
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GIMP and GTK+ installers for Windows

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Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
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We mega-rich should not continue to get extraordinary tax breaks while most Americans struggle to make ends meet.

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