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The world needs more Meerkats.
 
The Electric Meerkat

Caught with the sun behind the meerkat you can see the glow from his longer hairs. As they spend a lot of time on lookout duty the older meerkats are easier to photograph than the younger ones who just want to have fun. 

These are charming animals that can transfix you with their behaviour. 
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The Violence of Love by Oscar Romero, free as a download.
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In light of hearing of another loss to a heroin overdose of a public figure, in this case another musician, this song is sadly appropriate. Thank you for posting it.
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As a student of the history of eugenics, this essay reminded me of how important it is to constantly be aware and beware those who preach "purity of essence" in any form.
Charles Davenport was a renowned and influential scientist. He was also a "racial purist" who inspired the Nazis
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Wow. This interview of Darren Aronofsky by Cathleen Falsani concerning the new Noah film is absolutely fantastic. I knew I wanted to see it before, but now I must see it!
The controversial director talks about his lifelong fascination with Noah's ark and why it's the messages of biblical stories—not the historical details—that matter.
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I only discovered this wonderful Boston based folk singer recently. His name is Dietrich Strause and he has a wonderfully simple but rich sound.
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Nothing like some Saturday afternoon 5th Element.
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This is such an incredibly good song! And I love that it's featured in Loopers!
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I rarely visit G+ anymore. It may have something to do with the fact that each time I do I constantly see incredibly stupid animated gifs running constantly. Seriously people? That's what you're using social media for?
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Yeah, I feel the same about Facebook videos. 
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Pray for the folks at Ft. Hood. Close friends of mine were living there at the last attack.
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I know this interview will upset some of my friends and even family in recovery from their addictions, but I too, even with my own addictive impulses, have never bought into the 12 Step model of overcoming addictions. Has it worked for many, including some VERY close to me? Yes. And for that I'm eternally grateful. But is it good science as to "how" addiction happens and therefore how to treat it? No, it isn't. We need to find a better way that's more honest about the problem.
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The approach made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous doesn't work for most people, according to psychiatrist Lance Dodes. In fact, he says, the steps can actually be harmful to the majority of addicts.
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What a beautiful album. Thank you Dietrich.
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I mop and write.
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  • Self Employed
    Writer and Poet, 1986 - present
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
    Custodial Assistant, 2009 - present
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Me. That's a very complicated subject...
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Originally from Staten Island, went to Hope College, and I now work for Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary part time after having taken some courses here. Oh, and a whole lot more...
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Saved by grace.
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  • Hope College
    Political Science, Classical Studies, Religion, 1997 - 2001
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