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KENNETH UDUT
Works at Philosopher, Engineering, Science, How to Think, Be Happy - Affordable Trapping, professor (amateur), computer guy, online since 1988 (a kid!)
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Stop the car.
Grab my phone.
Make a few Vines.
Youtube video.
Take a few pictures for online friends.
Wait for nobody to believe me.
Then, start a society for the sighting of said creature and spend the rest of my life defending its true existence, fighting off the scientists and crackpots alike in defense of THE TRUTH of the creature.
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It'd be fun experience to run over it tho
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I find most of the decisions I actually made/make in life revolving around saying NO to potential futures than saying YES to any.

The unspoken futures are the ones that interest me the most.
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Perhaps in an parallel universe the No's became many a Yes +KENNETH UDUT 
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I believe we both create and are created by the past and the future simultaneously... assumptions and expectations all mixing together to create 'now', while 'now' is also creating assumptions and expectations as well.
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getting closer.... ;D
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Yeah. You suffer through my ridiculous posts, and I appreciate it.  I dramatized the firefly sighting enough.  But the tree glowing was just... wow.  Why did it glow that lava-ish orangy yellow when I adjusted a few things?  I didn't adjust the coloring.   Oh well, anyway I like making things dramatic just because I can and set it to music and all that. 

I would've expected those spots to turn out white maybe.  Oh well, I'm sure it's just something with the logic of the paint program I'm using or something.  Still, it was unexpected and cool to me :)
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+rare avis Lived here for .. hm... 12-14 yrs... lose track :P  well, it could be something like that.   some of these trees have some lighter spots on them; never really investigated them though.
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I like the #noscope #mlg420 #montageparody etc - even with the flying doritos, drug references, etc; #youtubepoop and stuff like that.  So, F'it... I wasn't going to mess with the images, but I figured I'd have a little fun with the sounds.  #LittleEinsteins was a #meme of "last week" on #vine where "What's in" goes out really fast. 

Even the "omg not again Little Einstein" videos have faded off.  Still... I had one left in me.


If you have headphones on, I'm sorry.
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Firefly I spotted an hour ago.  The real woods, same spot I saw it, 1/2 hour later.  Had to simulate the firefly but that's what I saw. Hope JPG compression doesn't mess up the subtleties of the woods.
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Radio replaced newspaper.
TV replaced Radio.
The Internet replaced Phones and TV.
What will replace the Internet?
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Rampant stupidity?
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I don't have any tattoos yet.  I always tell people who ask me, "Ken, when are you gonna get a tattoo?", I say the same thing, "When I find something that means something enough to die with it on me."

I'm not trying to be sarcastic - it's the truth.  When I find "the right symbolic image", then I wouldn't hesitate to put it on me.

Well, my friend Dan, now 36 I think, was 11 years old when I met him and I was 17.  He was a kid who thought I was cool as I walked around town and he started bugging me to hang out with him, his family and his friends and over on his part of town. 

Anyway, while he was younger than my other friends, he was persistent and he became like a little brother that I never had and I became like his big brother, and his whole big family became part of my new family including his aunts, uncles, parents, brother, cousins, for a few years.

Didn't seen him much when I went off to college for a year and a half,, but he was right there every time I came home, and when I came back permanently 1.5 yrs later and embedding himself in my life for some time.

Helped him through the worst times of adolescence, even helping him through his very nearly Romeo & Juliet saga with his One True Love when he was like 15-17, car trouble later, and less and less so 'til he got on his feet and found himself. He married the girl, they had kids that are probably going or went through their own epic sagas  -  they're about as "Happily-Ever-After" as a couple can get as far as I can tell.

A deep soul, tattoos were always important to him. 

He just had this work done.  Black + White Tribal art was big in the 90s, and he was always big on the sharp black, crisp lines, etc.

It's a coverup for a very old tattoo, his first that he did when he was 14 or 15 - a thorny vine or barbed wire (I forget) around his wrist.   You can see bits of it peeking out.

I gave him a reading of it; hope he likes it, but I think he will.  When somebody gets a tattoo done, while for some people it's just out of boredom, for most people its really meaningful, and even if I get the 'reading' wrong, I think he'll appreciate it, and now I'll share it with you, because you're all just as important to me, as this strange little boy who followed me around as a teenager and got me to love him like family.

"I love the symbolism. Particularly, the ground and the dirt below and that, while in one sense it's a cover at the same time, it may be something else. The tree grew in the remains of the old symbolism, anchoring not only the hidden roots of the tree, but stablising the very ground that surrounds it. It no longer has to be visible because its foundational, structural. It holds the tree, paradoxically both a dead tree yet also a fully living winter tree; never giving up its secret of whether it is really alive or dead, while birds begin to flock together and build a home at its peak, closest to the sky, freely coming and going, building, resting, coming back home and flying away towards the unknown, all taking turns.

Whether or not any of that is true, I don't know, but that's what it speaks to me. I love it."

So there ya go.  He shared with me, I shared with him, now I share with you, not only the tattoo which means something to him, and what it means to me, and the guy behind the tattoo, but more importantly what the guy behind the tattoo means to me.

We rarely communicate, not for years, but there's no need to.

When you're #BestFriendsForever you really are.

BFF can run deep and it never dies.  Like the tattoo that's been covered up, it lives on, beneath the surface and they become a very part of who you are as a person and the caring, at some level, is always there.
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He replied, "That's perfect ken.. I love it thanks"

So then, I had to make fun of myself :P

You're welcome. I can turn a sippy cup and a straw sitting on the floor of a museum into something that sounds deep and symbolic.

I'd be sitting on a bench in the museum (if I hung around museums which I don't; I don't really like them much) - writing a long piece about the symbolic nature of the straw, cup, the little drops of red fruit juice staining the floor like blood after a ... and then the mother rushes back, looks at me and goes, "I'M CLEANING IT UP, ok? Are you really writing about it? What are you the sippy cup cop?"

Yeah, I'm "That Guy". They had to come from somewhere :P
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There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who believe in dichotomies.
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Beautiful!
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I adjusted the firefly picture a little better.  Why are the trees glowing like that?  I honestly don't know.  But it's cool.  They don't normally glow.
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Tonight's firefly slightly better adjustment of woods contrast/brightness
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I got to see a tiny light shining in the darkness and watch it dance.

I took a walk up my driveway tonight.  Just a little five minute walk.
The moon is full but not overwhelmingly bright.
The first security light is missing a bulb, so the driveway was dark.  I could see the outlines of the vegetation on either side, but that was about it.
About halfway up the driveway, just before the second security light turns on, I saw a flash of light on my left side.
I turned - it was a firefly!
My first firefly of 2015!
I turned and watched it disappear into the darkness and reappear as it weaved its way through the deep woods, its light obscured by vegetation most of the time.
When it would disappear, I waited until the light would reappear, going further away and coming back again.
Then, it was gone.
Glad for the firefly showing itself, I turn around to walk back to the house instead of continuing on up the driveway.
Suddenly, on my right side, there's a pin prick of light deep in the woods.  There was my firefly again.
I watched him appear and disappear through the vegetation for a few more minutes, and then I went back towards the house.
It was a worthy five minute walk.  I got to see a tiny light shining in the darkness and watched it dance.
Thank you little firefly!
-Kenneth Udut March 4, 2015, 7:17pm
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I miss fireflies.
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I run a site called naples plus, an animal trapping company (Affordable Trapping), as well as a business-2-person service (NeighborHelp Referrals). Grew up in Roselle Park, NJ. Living in Naples FL (Collier County, Florida) now.  I'm fasctinated by science, the nature of things, religious thought, the nature of mind, protein folding, extra-dimensional physics, wave structure of matter. I'm simplify3 on most BBS's (social networking sites).

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I have known Graham Ginsberg for several years now. Our contact has been online and I have worked with him on several occasions. He has a problem-solver mindset, honest, is motivated and focused and has a great attention to detail. He understands the local housing market to a degree few could hope to achieve, and he also understands both the real estate market as a whole and all facets of marketing. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
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My mother has been in rehab for knee surgery there for a couple of weeks now. Absolutely amazing! 1) Staff is extremely friendly and anticipates her needs. 2) The surroundings are gorgeous - paintings, statues, yet very warm and comfortable. 3) The food is terrific. Can't say enough about the food. 4) It's the closest thing to staying in a hotel for your rehab. 5) They push you "just enough" where you feel steady progress each day. She can do more and more each day and by the time she gets out, she should be walking without any support - or at the very least, a cane for a short time. Already the pain is 1/2 what it was before the surgery. Thanks Chateau! -Ken
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This gas station can't be beat. THey always have their hot dogs ready made and fresh, coffee pots are always filled. Very clean inside. And their car wash is the best one around here - really gets it clean. I've been using them since they opened, and I'e never been disappointed.
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The surgery for my mother's knee went swimmingly. She has allergies, and he was extremely careful to use only equipment and supplies that were safe for her - even so much as to use a pure titanium knee replacement because of her allergy to nickel (the standard knee replacements have some nickel in them, so if you're allergic to cheap jewelry, you should probably get the pure titanium knee) His personality and the bedside manner of his staff is fantastic. Already two weeks after the surgery, she's in 1/2 the pain she was in before she had the surgery. Great Job, Dr. guerra!
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Mom's been in rehabilitation for her knee surgery for a couple of weeks now. Every day she sees and feels progress. The staff is absolutely amazing, anticipates her needs. The food is fantastic and they push her "just enough" where she wakes up the next morning with more balance, more control, more strength. They know what they're doing there. The surroundings are beautiful with art, statues, even birds in a glass cage which are very entertaining.
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