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Good guess! It just so happens that there's been talk of it either tomorrow or Friday.
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“The first premise is, nothing new is happening,” Weiner said. “The second premise is: Oh my God, I don’t like this. And the last premise is, I have to go on, and this is the way it’s going to be, and it can’t be undone—so am I going to join it?”
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Well done, +NPR, well done!

h/t +Amanda Smulevitz 
The Bay Area legend is widely known for creating slang, flouting the rules and knowing everybody from everywhere. He speaks about his long career, Master P, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Tupac and Too Short.
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”Brands never speak directly to consumers or customers. It’s always through the medium of culture." h/t +Rob Fields
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'Tis :)
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I was surprised when you told me
you were thinking about getting on the plane
maybe heading to Dallas or Miami
further south after that
I don't think it's a problem
if it was, you would solve them
and you know it's a thing
you've been thinking about this and that, yeah

Traveling alone, getting in the wind
traveling alone, the ultimate luxury, your latest sin
traveling alone, seeing if you can get into
traveling alone

I remember talking to you after
and thinking it's the opposite of fear
I had enough presence of mind to joke
we just can't seem to stay in the same hemisphere
You've got your bags you've got your ticket
You've got your outfit I'm sure you look wicked
But what matters is not what you look like
but how you look upon the world around you

The truth is we are all traveling alone
but it was nice to travel with you for a while
allaboutgeorge
Saint and Kings - Traveling Alone
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Rear-window view two stories straight down over the alley behind our room is empty: only a couple of dogs snap and yip close by before chasing silently after each other while a broom pushed around by a man in white sweeps listlessly against the cementbeneath its bristles.
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h/t +Ann Friedman's ever-awesome epomymous e-mail list
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Met my father-in-law and re-met my mother-in-law
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Nice.
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Oh hello there, busted Samsung Galaxy Note II screen :-(
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The fuck, how the hell did you do that
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Online coordinator
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  • Bay Area News Group
    Online coordinator, 2001 - present
  • Salon Media Group
    Online copy editor, 2000 - 2001
  • Standard Media
    Online copy editor, 1999 - 2000
  • ANG Newspapers
    Copy editor/page designer, 1997 - 1999
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Silver Spring, MD - Walnut Creek, CA
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Since May 2007, I've worked as the Bay Area News Group's online coordinator. I offer best-practice advice on blogging and social media, forum moderation, reader-generated content and live chats.

I was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and earned a bachelor's in mass communications (concentration in newspaper journalism) from Bowie State University.

My first newspaper job (not counting several years as a Washington Post paperboy in Silver Spring, Md., and a year or so as editor-in-chief of Bowie State University's Spectrum student newspaper) was a Chips Quinn Scholar internship at the Oakland Tribune. That led to schools and general-assignment/nightcops reporting stints with the Tri-Valley Herald in Pleasanton and a stint on ANG Newspapers' universal copy desk as an editor and paginator; later came online copy-editor shifts at TheStandard.com and Salon.com.

I joined the Contra Costa Times in September 2001 as a copy editor and paginator. I became the paper's first morning online reporter in January 2006.
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  • Bowie State University
  • Montgomery College
  • Morehouse College
  • Banneker Model Academic Senior High School
  • Sligo Middle School
  • Oakland Terrace Elementary School
  • Barrie Day School
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