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2015 Monroe WA Kids' Fishing Day.  Thanks to the Monroe Lions, Trout Unlimited, Hagen Grocery and others.   #monroe   #kidsfishing   #monroelions   #troutunlimited   #hagengrocery  
With several sponsors, including Trout Unlimited, Monroe Lions Club and Hagen Grocery, there were lots of fish, plenty volunteer help, various snacks...and Kids' Smiles Unlimited. I spoke with one of the organizers who said he had personally counted the many dozens of over-three pound trout ...
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ANNUAL FALL EQUINOX HONEYBEE HIVE INSPECTION

Fall is here.  Time to examine the hive, check on the Ladies, help them fill their pantry for winter hoard of honey
Click here for more --> http://goo.gl/VZ3gRI

#honeybeehiveinspection   #leezbz
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Interesting article +Lee Alley on your bee hives. I have seen a few people in our area have hives, but I must say, I am afraid of being stung. 
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LEE ALLEY AS HONEYBEE SOCIAL SCIENTIST

I study the social behavior of leaderless honeybee workgroups (i.e., colonies), to help make sense of human group behavior.  

With 50,000 honeybees spending all winter trapped by the cold inside a totally dark hive, they still manage to cooperate in performing various functions of housekeeping, queen-tending, food management, temperature control, and intruder-protection.  Yet, they accomplish all that cooperation and harmonious work without any one in control authority, no communications infrastructure, no bylaws or laws, no court system to punish misbehavior, no congressbees to get paid by special interests to set rules.

So I got into beekeeping after observing decades of leadership/management troubles at dozens of universities and large corporations, while hearing that the lowly honeybee is capable of organizing, cooperating, co-existing peacefully, and accomplishing great collective productivity without laws, police, anyone in charge, nor infrastructures.

And, I can say confidently now, that I understand much better our human weaknesses that foretell organizational failure, after studying the social life of honeybee colonies.  It is a fascinating perspective, with great lessons in cooperation without leaders.

Read more here -->   http://goo.gl/PhB234  
and here    http://goo.gl/X05pQX

#leezbz   #eusocial #honeybee #leadershipskills  
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This is one illustration of what I miss about studying the neuropsychology of the human brain as a learning-focused organ.  It took me far too long to realize what I was seeing.
#opticalillusion   #brainlearning  
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Super-sized super-tuned wind chimes...
A few months ago I suddenly had an urge to build the largest, most finely tuned wind chimes north of Mexico.  (No, I wasn't smoking the goats' alfalfa.)

So, I dusted off some college lecture notes on "physics of music" and started tinkering.  With zero musical education and even less (yes) musical talent I started gathering aluminum tubing from old cell tower legs.  (Hey, don't you?).  My first effort was "ok".  http://goo.gl/kQft1

But, wow, once I got the algebraic models down pat, plus a couple frequency analyzer app's on the old 'droid tablet pc, some real, serious mind-soothing melodious ear-candy started emanating from my shop.  Sure 'nuff, here is a set of 8 super-tuned jye-gondo-big wind chime pipes.  

So I took them to a local art/craft fair in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and pretended to know what I was doing.  But holy cow, the response was tremendous.  Many people stopped by to learn where that "siren song" was coming from.  Now, I've got the juice.  

With just a few chunks of salvaged scrap metal pipes I can make many new friends .  (Who'da thought...using Sirens' Songs as a customer lead generator?)

Most everyone who heard this awesome aluminum choir were as astonished as I was.  Sure wish you could here this.  But, then, I'd have to strap you to the mast of a ship while passing by the sirens' songs.
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That is cool, I wish I could hear them too +Lee Alley!  
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After relocating 1,000 miles to Seattle-Snohomish area, ww.Leez.Bz are back in buzziness.  Slow motion video of Leez Bz returning to the hive with pollen. 
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GLAMOR PORTRAITS OF A LEEZ.BZ HONEYBEE

Close-up images of one of my honeybees taking a highly deserved break from foraging fall's last pollen morsels.  Fall is a great time for outdoor macro photo's of bees in the golden natural light.
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FRESH HONEY FOR MY SENIORS REAL ESTATE CLIENTS
First time in three years that Lee'z B'z (www.LEEz.Bz) have produced more honey than they'll need to survive through next winter.  So they gave their extra honey to me to pass along to my seniors real estate clients.  Sweeeeeet.
#honeybees   #seniorsrealestate   #LeezBz  
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I was a senior in high school once.  Can I get some honey?
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Reducing stress by elderly persons when selling their home.    If this topic interests you, would you please click through to that page and decide if you want to follow it?  Hope you can use the information!
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Great article and congrats on the feature.
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I just wanted to send a shout out to and about +Judi Knight  of New Tricks Web Design and Social Media in Atlanta.  While setting up a new web site for my business, I read a greatly helpful article of hers on Newtricks blog about setting up a wordpress site.  It was very helpful. Then I needed help on a problem that had been nagging me and sent her a question.  Judi had no idea who or where I am but she promptly answered my question very straightforward and got me back on track.  Thank you, Judi.
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Thanks for the shout out. How did the site work out for you? I read about all your other interesting activities with the goats and your wife's soap making:-) 
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+Rich Cederberg has already posted this, so I include it here because I believe it is so very important as a milestone state of the art explanation.  A must-read.
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Thanks +Rich Cederberg , and thanks for sharing it +Lee Alley . Should have another article coming out Monday.
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Mix two parts engineer and one part realtor, what do we get?  A brief case full of toys, some of which actually are worth it.  Some not.  Follow me on Google+ if you'd like to see these real estate gadget user reports.
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Commercial Photographer
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    Immersion Effects Photographer, present
    Commercial effects photographer, such as online interactive 3-D business-interior virtual tours, i.e., "Like actually being there."
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Snohomish, WA
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Rapid City, SD - Lincoln, NE - Dallas, TX - Phoenix, AZ - Madison, WI - Washington, D.C.
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Introduction

I retired several years ago from the university Board of Regents and a wonderfully long career as professor of physics, computer science and engineering.   For the next eight years I had a residential gerontology business in another state, helping retirement-age individuals live safe, healthy and happy in a senior-friendly home and community environment.  After moving my business to Washington state in 2013, I founded a commercial photography company, InSitu Photographics.  We provide immersion-effects (virtual reality) photographic experiences via advanced imaging technologies such as business-interior 3-D interactive virtual tours, documentary photospheres, 3-D modeling, etc. 

In weekly personal life, I am a husband, grandfather, beekeeper and honeybee social scientist, community volunteer in the Snhohomish area, owner/trainer of pack goats, tinkering engineer/scientist, and adventure photographer.

Bragging rights
I once divided by zero, with infinitely surprising results.
Education
  • InSitu-Photographics.com
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  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Ph.D.
  • Missouri State Univ.
    B.S., Mathematics
  • Missouri State Univ.
    M.S., Physics
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    M.S., Computer Science & Statistics
  • Missouri State Univ.
    B.S., Physics
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I generally like, often prefer, quick meals at Subways. Predictable, healthy choices, good prices, apparently healthy and clean. We have been to this Subway several times. It's sure not fancy dining ambiance. But it gets the job done without undue delay. Location is very convenient, close to other shopping destinations like grocery, office supplies, bank, UPS, Lowes, et al. Only thing I would change is having even more choices among low-cal/low-carb sandwiches, (e.g., thinner bread).
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Good place, for a big box store. I had moved here from a small SD city and was in a bit of "big box shock" upon entering this store. It was Christmas season and they had stocked every known variation of inexpensive hardware gadget from floor to towering ceiling, in the aisles, and about every square foot of space. However, during the regular seasons I have many times found the store is pretty well stocked for minor home improvement projects. Easy highway access, plenty parking. I have often found, though, that a nearby Lowe's generally has a better assortment of dimension lumber and some building materials.
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We've enjoyed shopping here. Not just successful shopping, but actually enjoy it. Besides an _enormous_ selection of rock and stone, it's pleasant just to walk the grounds to see first hand what's available..and to enjoy the decorations and special features around the grounds. We also enjoyed the large antique tractor and classic car display...what a hoot! We met one of the owners, who we enjoyed just chatting casually with.
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These folks were exceptionally friendly and a real help when we recently went in for some exterior paint. They gave us true expert advice and went right to work mixing the several gallons of paint needed. Kevin, the manager is a very pleasant fellow. I happened to meet some representatives from the Sherwin Wms regional and corporate offices who were visiting the store, and they seemed very dedicated to helping this store provide good service. Access is very convenient, too. Step out of your car into the store....not like you have to walk a quarter mile after entering a big box store, to get to their paint department. Some of the regular painting supplies/hardware seemed higher priced than big box chains.
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I've lived in many places around the U.S. and been to dozens of hardware stores for home maintenance, yard work, barn hardware, etc. This is the most well stocked, expertly staffed hardware store I've ever shopped in. Too bad it is quite a distance from where I live. But I know that when I want a piece of hardware that is just a bit higher quality, or stronger, or less common, then McClendon's is more likely to have it than any other hardware store in this area. And if I want some quick plumbing advice, or electrical information I can usually get it here. My only wish is that the prices would not seem higher than elsewhere. But not bad, if you can pay a bit more and get a _lot_ more...so it will stay my go-to hardware store.
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After shopping at other area high-reputation plant nurseries, we settled upon this Snohomish Nursery as our go-to place. Large selection, well staffed, pleasant staff, good prices, plenty parking with easy pickup at door, easy access to major thoroughfare. We have bought, and liked, many garden plants and indoor plants, particularly a nicely broad selection of blooming plants for our honeybee apiary. We bought some corksrew willows that were just not available anywhere else that we could find.
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For such a small place this family operation seems to have a very thorough inventory. When I recently wanted to take my twin grandchildren on their first fishing effort (to Hill Park/Blackman Lake), the friendly staff here was able to offer advice on supplies, regulations, and even some good alternative area lakes that would be young-child friendly. This is definitely where I would go again for supplies or advice. My only wish would be for more parking next to the building. But not a real problem.
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