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I didn't realize +Wil Wheaton and I shared a birthday (of course I'm old enough to be his grandma - LOL!)  
 I love the idea of "Don't Be A Dick Day!"  Happy birthday Wil!
 
I think I won today! How about you? Let's all celebrate Wil Wheaton's Birthday!
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Hi! I'm Wil Wheaton, and my birthday is July 29th. I can think of no better birthday gift than for my birthday to be known as Don't Be A Dick Day. I believe in you, Internet. I know you can make this happen. Wil Says: Don't Be A Dick! The Official Don't Be A Dick Day FAQ: ...
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pshaw. You and Marti are two of my favorite online friends, nevermind if your birthday is yesterday, today, or tomorrow :)
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It's here! Grab yourself a copy of this book for a really great read!
 
And now we make it all official-like...

BONEWHITE is now available just about everywhere books are sold online.

Each serving of my five-course series of short mysteries finds a new narrator wandering into an eerie supernatural underworld hovering just below our own.

Their only guide is a brash and reclusive genius known to the outside world as an eccentric chef.

But as events reveal the darker truth, each narrator must decide who to trust and how far they're willing to go to stop a powerful adversary from consuming all.

"Intoxicating."
“Totally original."
"Unusual and unpredictable."
-reader reviews

In BONEWHITE . . .

A priest has been brutally murdered, his bones ripped from his still-living body, leaving his sister bereft and full of rage.

But as she relentlessly presses for answers, her investigation leads her to the locked doors of the sanctum, the refuge of the reclusive Étranger, where her insatiable desire for justice becomes the killer’s greatest weapon and the final downfall of the world’s greatest shaman-sorcerer.

“Bonewhite,” an occult mystery about the corruptions of power, is available now on most online retailers.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bonewhite-Heretic-Arcanum-Book-3-ebook/dp/B012LXN39I/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bonewhite-rick-wayne/1122407616?ean=2940152298338

Apple: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/bonewhite/id1023364193?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rick_Wayne_Bonewhite?id=rJw_CgAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/bonewhite

and more!
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I never get the little birthday notification box on G+ anymore.  It used to be on the upper right corner, then it kind of fell off and I'd have to scroll down a ways but could still find it,.  Now it's completely gone.  How do you find out when a friend has a birthday?  Is there a special place for the notifications that I don't know about? Thanks for any answers!
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Thank you +Sue Bunch! 
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I never get the little birthday notification box on G+ anymore.  It used to be on the upper right corner, then it kind of fell off and I'd have to scroll down a ways but could still find it,.  Now it's completely gone.  How do you find out when a friend has a birthday?  Is there a special place for the notifications that I don't know about? Thanks for any answers!
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I wondered where that went!! It was so handy. 
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Keep an eye out for this book - the author, +Rick Wayne,  is amazing!
 
Official release in a couple days!

One part literary, one part culinary, three parts magic, THE HERETIC ARCANUM is the most devilish meal you'll ever read.

A priest has been brutally murdered, his bones ripped from his still-living body, leaving his sister bereft and full of rage.

But as she relentlessly presses for answers, her investigation leads her to the locked doors of the sanctum, the refuge of the reclusive Étranger, where her insatiable desire for justice becomes the killer’s greatest weapon and the final downfall of the world’s greatest chef.

“Bonewhite” is a short occult mystery about the corruptions of power and is the third course of The Heretic Arcanum.
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Thank you all for the happy birthday wishes! I've had a terrific day. The weather was a little cooler, nobody was sick or hurt (kind of uncommon these days :-)  ) and we had delicious Chinese food for dinner! Wishing all of you a joyous day!
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This makes me feel really old because I grew up with all these things! :-)
See how many of these you recognize, and how many of them would puzzle your kids or grandkids.
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I've been to the TV tube testing machine, yeah. But I don't own a church key.
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This is pretty cool.
Twitter user @RonnieJoice found the poem tacked up inside a bar in North London.pic.twitter.com/q3BReodddw— Ronnie Joice (@ronniejoice) July 22, 2015 At first glance, this poem seems like something
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Yes, I like it backwards! Wait, that sounds weird.... LOL!
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In defense of Planned Parenthood

Last week, two undercover videos were released showing officials from Planned Parenthood discussing fetal tissue donation and the procedures used to acquire the tissue during an abortion.

Many people were shocked and offended at the graphic descriptions of how the torso is left intact so the internal tissue can be saved for medical research. 

It sounded pretty gruesome.

But as a person who worked in a children's hospital, I can tell you what is far more gruesome - abused children.  Infants, toddlers, and kindergartners who can see, hear and feel physical and emotional pain...which a fetus can not. 

I saw children with broken bones and crushed spirits.  The parents who are supposed to love them, that they relied on for care and comfort, had beaten them, burned them, crushed their bones and told them through words and actions, that they are unwanted and unloved.

I had to x-ray a 6 year-old who could only be positioned on the cold metal table on his stomach, because his buttocks no longer existed. His backside looked like hamburger.  Through his tears, he told me "Mommy spanked me with a chain."  Both of his legs were shattered from the beating.

De-funding Planned Parenthood will not reduce the number of abortions, in fact by taking away an option for birth control education and supplies, there will be more unplanned pregnancies. This could lead to more unsafe "back-alley" abortions, or more unwanted children.

No child should be born to a mother who doesn't want it.  Sure, adoption is an option in some cases, but many women who have an unwanted pregnancy do not have good prenatal care, which can lead to birth defects or other issues that make the child virtually un-adoptable.

I wish we didn't have to abort any pregnancy.  It would be wonderful if every time a woman discovered she is pregnant, that she was thrilled and a healthy child would be born into a loving home, but that is just not the reality we live in.

Abstinence-only birth control education is unrealistic.  The urge to have sex is powerful for men and women. and the possibility of conception is ignored in the face of desire.  We need to educate people about birth control and offer them supplies to prevent pregnancy until they are prepared to have a child. This is what Planned Parenthood does.  

Planned Parenthood says they broke no laws.  The tissue collection was used in medical research that can provide treatment or cures for many horrible diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and many more.

I realize this is a hot topic.  I welcome discussion but will not tolerate any name-calling.  Thank you for your consideration.
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+Eduardo Suastegui I suspect we have more agreement than disagreement.  I do not approve of late-term abortion of a healthy child who could survive outside the womb.  That point of survival and the perception of pain is probably in the same ballpark, timeline -wise.

My argument about pain also includes emotional and psychological pain that a child of 3, 4 or 5 years old feels when they are abused and unwanted.  A fetus can not experience that.  And it is heartbreaking.

Those beaten, bruised and broken children may be removed from the abusive parent, but the options beyond that are grim.  Foster homes, little chance of adoption, no stability or bonding with a loving parent. The likelihood of them turning into a healthy, productive adult are slim. It isn't the child's fault, but it is the reality of many unwanted babies.

I too yearn for a world where we don't have to resort to such a tragic choice.  Blessing to you and appreciation for a good discussion.
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I won't be around the rest of the day because we are going over to see eldest son, his wife and the grandkids. Wishing all of you a great day!
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Thanks +Jason Wiley, we had a wonderful visit!
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Uh........
Vontouring is a non-invasive method to reshape the vagina, and it's catching on.
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I'm not sure if I should read this; I'm uneasy even as I write this comment.
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I grew up in Independence, Missouri, and was strongly influenced by Harry Truman's straight talk and honest action. I have been a registered radiological technologist, pre-need counselor, webmaster, humor columnist, and blogger.

I am also a moderator for the Google Plus Community "Writers Discussion Group"  which proudly hit 10,000 members March 8, 2013 and topped 15,000 on October 22, 2013.

I am the author of three books,  a collection of essays, "Queen Klutz: The Misadventures of a Very Clumsy Woman," a paranormal mystery novel, "River of Possibilities," and a humorous self-help manual, "7 Ways You Screw Up Your Life (and how to unscrew it)"

I am published in the Examiner newspaper, 2006 Writer's Blog Anthology and as a featured columnist at USA Deep South and Southern Humorists. I live in rural Jackson County, Missouri.

I am a humorist, lover of life, author and caregiver for my disabled husband (stroke) and until her recent passing, my mother-in-law (Parkinson's). I love social media because I don't get to meet people in real-life due to my caregiving responsibilities.

I blog about laughter, bad luck, no luck, being a klutz, cars that hate me, life and love. I turned several of my blog posts and newspaper columns into my first book.  Then I lived the dream of writing a novel which is available at Amazon and Smashwords.  I am an early adopter of new technologies and wrote a third book - a humorous self-help manual with many friends from the early days of Twitter including Foreword by Chris Brogan. Contributors = Jeremiah Owyang, Becky McCray, Susan Reynolds, Terry Starbucker, Liz Strauss. I worked for Seth Godin when Squidoo was being launched, building pages to increase the site's viability.

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