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Maria Stepanov Sommerfield
Works at Digitally Exploring the Online Universe
Attended San José State University
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Witchgrass
 
Something
comes into the world unwelcome
calling disorder, disorder—
 
If you hate me so much
don’t bother to give me
a name: do you need
one more slur
in your language, another
way to blame
one tribe for everything—
 
as we both know,
if you worship
one god, you only need
one enemy—
 
I’m not the enemy.
Only a ruse to ignore
what you see happening
right here in this bed,
a little paradigm
of failure.  One of your precious flowers
dies here almost every day
and you can’t rest until
you attack the cause, meaning
whatever is left, whatever
happens to be sturdier
than your personal passion—
 
It was not meant
to last forever in the real world.
But why admit that, when you can go on
doing what you always do,
mourning and laying blame,
always the two together.
 
I don’t need your praise
to survive.  I was here first,
before you were here, before
you ever planted a garden.
And I’ll be here when only the sun and moon
are left, and the sea, and the wide field.
 
I will constitute the field.

--Louise Gluck
  #poetry   #poetryAndPictures  
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Wow. Moving.
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Happy summer day to all my readers.  This is one of my photos from last summer!  
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I remember when I took this photo.  I was walking by one of the many little waterfront beach parks in Seattle and someone had left these two chairs out.  The beach was empty so I wondered who brought them there and who left them behind. 

If you got to sit in one of these chairs with anyone in the world, who would you chose to sit next to?
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Oh my goodness what a beautiful photo and an exciting location to see as well.
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It was a beautiful day in Seattle today.  I was showing some visitors around and got the chance to snap a few photos when we were walking around. 
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Thank you.  :)
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Yup.  This.  This is my life.  
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Also whenever I ask a user to read something on their screen.
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Shopping for summer fruit at the farmers market always makes me so happy.  
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helo
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This had me laughing so hard I was crying.  Enjoy!
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I'd be willing to forget about it if they would throw Ted Nugent to the lions.
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I got some time to walk around Pioneer Square in Seattle this morning on my way to an event.  I took these photos for all of you.  I hope you enjoy looking at my beautiful city. 
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Really awesome..... place
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"Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?"--Marilyn Monroe
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Common sense is possessed from birth we can only cultivate and make it
more useful for us. Education does not bring on common sense. Beyond her
looks, acting ability & her sweetness Marilyn Monroe should not be held in
high regard. She was a troubled soul. You need to read about her and study
some Psychology
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It was a beautiful day in Seattle today.  I was showing some visitors around and got the chance to snap a few photos when we were walking around. 
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Ok. Beautifu. Da y.

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I agree! \o/
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I thought this was well written and very insightful about some of the problems Reddit has been having and some of the challenges of running and building a platform for  online community.  
 
Two or three times a year I get asked why I don’t use Reddit, typically from someone telling me about all of the great stuff on it. They’re right, there are a lot of interesting communities and activities that happen on Reddit and a lot of people doing…
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Bem
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  • Digitally Exploring the Online Universe
    Mom, Write, Social Media Mixologist, Programmer, and Certifed Systems Administrator, present
    A do a little of a lot of things. I do a lot of stuff online.
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Introduction

 I have been digitally exploring the online Universe since 1997.  I am using Google+ as a blog as well as a creative outlet

  • I enjoy making memes
  • I try and write funny stories
  • I write about technology
  • I write about books
  • I like meeting new Plussers from all over the world and engaging with them
  •  I am actively  trying to help create a peaceful global community on Google+
Follow me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/maria.sommerfield
A little bit about me you might like to know:

I am a mother of three small children and a wife of over 10 years; this is one of the most important parts of my identity and while I don't often write about my family this does not mean they are not an extremely important part of my life.  I have a degree in computer science, and am a certified systems administrator.  I love technology and the internet, and have been actively participating in social media before anyone even came up with that term.  I am a very avid reader, and I am fairly athletic.  I enjoy running and yoga as well as any outdoor activity.  I study mycology as a hobby and have been a ballroom dancer for many years, although lately I don't have a lot of time for dancing.   I have recently become a vegan and am experimenting with a plant based diet.

I do my best to be engaging and I really value all my readers.  Thank you for checking out my profile, I hope to meet you in cyberspace.  

Digitally exploring the online world since 1997

Bragging rights
it's tempting but I know I shouldn't brag.
Education
  • San José State University
    Computer Science BS.
  • Gunn High School
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Female
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Married
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Maria Sommerfield, Mom