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Maria Stepanov Sommerfield
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I love +The Civil Wars.  I am listening to this song right now.  I thought some of you might enjoy it too!
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I was in #Canada  for Memorial Day.  I took some photos to share with all of you.  
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Anne Lamott does write wonderful stuff!
Thanks for this quote!
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How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
--Bob Dylan

Photo by Maria.  
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This was my entertaining read on a Monday morning.   This was probably my favorite quote:

12. “He goes into his brain, and then you just see he is in another world. He still does that. Now I just leave him be because I know he is designing a new rocket or something.” — Elon Musk’s mother describing how as a child Elon sometimes seemed to drift off into trances. He wouldn’t respond when spoken to and would have a distant look in his eyes. Musk’s parents and physicians thought maybe he was deaf and removed his adenoid glands thinking that would improve his hearing. It made no difference.

Which is yours?  
He's hellbent on saving humanity from itself, but he also wants to build a roller-coaster at his office.
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Oh, that just means you're a geek :) Don't we all go off into brown studies almost without warning? (And we know Musk is a geek. Hell, he names spacecraft after starships from Iain M. Banks books!)
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I loved this article in the Seattle Times this morning

"We make our world by what we choose to see.

Poet Marie Howe defines poetry as “a cup of language to hold what can’t be said.” This is why poems are spoken at funerals and weddings, moments of heightened emotion, when we reach for language to carry us beyond the limits of ordinary speech to say the unsayable.
I believe poetry is also a bridge between solitudes. At its best, it transports us — through the nonlinear and irresistible persuasion of music and metaphor — into a state of receptive empathy, the closest thing we can get to truly understanding what it’s like to see the world as someone else does, to live inside another’s skin.

Poetry doesn’t substitute for relationships with actual people. But just as poem X might help me empathize with what it’s like to lose a spouse, poem Y might help me understand what a particular person of color (one writer) experiences that I, a particular white person (one reader), do not."
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We create our world in our head
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Another shot from my trip to Canada, not the best one, but well...I thought you guys might enjoy it anyway.  I am at Whistler, in the midpoint of the mountain where the Olympic games were held a few years ago.
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Well, thank you.  We like it!
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Night falls in the Pacific Northwest.  
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100 best love stories from American cinema and 100 best comedies from American cinema compiled by  the American Film Institute.

I came across this link to the 100 best love stories in American cinema from the American Film Institute. 

I have to look through and see if there are any I haven't watched this weekend.

Also along with the list of 100 Passions they compiled 100 Laughs, which is their choice of the 100 funniest movies in American cinema. You can find that list here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years...100_Laughs

Do you agree or disagree with their choices?
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Casblanca has been that kind of favorite  for many years. =)
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This is a pretty useful compilation of infographics to help out those of us who always seem to be in the kitchen.
One of the first pieces of art I ever hung in the kitchen was a poster that showed how to convert common measurements — because who the hell remembers how many tablespoons are in a pint? It made us realize two things: first, the metric system is so much easier and, second, these infographic things are ridiculously […]
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Nice I will be saving this. Very useful.
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From May 10th through May 19th, each day when read in US style of M/D/Year will be a palindrome.
From May 10 through May 19, each day, when read in the U.S. style of Month/Day/Year, will be a palindrome.
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Last April I gave you the date, but without any sound you turned it around. This year I wait until May because it just sounds better.
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A photo I took of the Capital Building in Victoria B.C a few weeks ago.  I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend.  Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's!  
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 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+
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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

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    Computer Science BS.
  • Gunn High School
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