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Dear driver who sped up to hit the bird who had swooped down to grab something from the road and was flying away from you: you are a terrible person. I heard your car accelerate. If you hadn't done so, the bird would have been well out of your path. Did it bring you joy to wound something more helpless than you? Did you vent your spleen and decide you had righted some cosmic balance? Way to go, you can maim things. Go you. I hope that bird sits in your mind and heart, then turns bitter and pecks at you until you see how truly small and narrow your mind is and you feel guilty until the day you die for being arbitrarily cruel. And if you ever complain about feeling run over by life, I hope that bird comes to mind and reminds you that you have done the same. 
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Some people can't even be taught compassion. There is a special place in hell... 
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"Some people have to leave home in order to find their home." (Quote from the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Morocco episode.) 
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I love him! +Anthony Bourdain​ 💙
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Dear Pandora, when you send me a Road Trippin' Radio (for your road trippin' needs) play list, it makes me love you and hate you (especially now when all I want to do is take off and drive until I need to sleep, then wake up and drive some more). *whimper
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Need to just #yolo  it and leave.
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Just when we think we know our brains, this comes along. I was going to call it a brain snack, but it's more of a brain buffet where the information is so fascinating you know you'll be thinking about it for a while. Very cool!
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Everyone Failed To Ride This Bicycle. The Reason Behind Is Mind-Boggling

"It's like riding a bike!" - This is what we always hear when someone wants to emphasise that once you learn something, you can't 'unlearn' it!

Is this true?

Riding a bicycle is a life skill we learn as kids that sticks with us for a lifetime. Once you learn it, you never forget it. But what if there was a special kind of bike that will make everything you learned useless?

There is actually a bike that nobody can ride unless they unlearn riding a bike. Watch the video and you’ll understand.

What really really intrigues me is when Destin tries to ride a normal bike after he 'unlearns' it... and how he actually 'relearns' it. How the brain actually relates back to the normal condition totally blows my mind! 

Ping +David Amerland , I'm sure you will find this intriguing as well!

#learnsomethingnew   #lifelonglearning   
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Thanks for sharing this +Maya Davis :)
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Perfume and depression don't often get mentioned together. Today, I pulled together a post that I've been thinking about writing for a few months that shows how perfume and depression connected for me.

Excerpt: "Before I fell into the world of perfume oils and niche (indie) perfumes, I had things that could keep me going, but I could drop interests when I felt like it. The few times I struggled with debilitating depression, I had stuff that I knew I could set aside, walk away from, lose. It scared me that I was okay with that. But after I discovered this small fun little world of fragrance, I had this thing that despite myself would keep me coming into the present. My very worst days worried me the most, not because I was thinking of ways I could hurt myself, but because those were the days I wouldn't wear any perfume at all. I had several of those days in a row, and that's when I said, "Whoa, you need to do something. Danger."

To many people, that may seem frivolous and silly, but perfume was my life line to some degree of normal. Deliberately turning away from perfume was a blinking red beacon that I was in trouble."

I don't know why I felt compelled to finally write this post today. But, if for any reason, anyone is dealing with depression and looking for hope, reaching for a bottle of perfume may be what you need...

I'd love to hear about your favorite scent memories. What fragrances do you like (in general)? What do you like in perfume? What scents send you straight into joy?
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I love perfume! I feel naked without it. Unfortunately I can't wear it to work due to sensitivities with some staff members. I have found a few BBW body sprays that can be tolerated so I wear those. I too love honeysuckle. Reminds me of my grandma and being at her house in the evenings outside. 
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Hi all!  I just wanted to drop in and remind people that my Patreon campaign is alive and kicking! This last month, my supporters helped me with gas money to get to Chattanooga to photograph two People Who Do Things (images forthcoming!). And, of course, the coffee to get me there.

I've added another goal - when I reach $150/month total, I'll make a special Limited Edition Wallpaper that EVERY subscriber gets, no matter which level they are subscribed to. 

Speaking of wallpapers - Patrons at the Wallpaper level, your new wallpaper is ready to download!

Thanks to everyone who supports me, whether with money or just your good thoughts. April was a crazy month, and I hope that May will be a little calmer.
Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
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Thanks, Maya!
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The description alone is worth checking this out!
 
Watch out for +S. A. Hunt, people

I am telling you, if this man gets the break he deserves he will be a force majeure. (Yeah. Go look it up. It's good for you to get a little dictionary practice every day.)

I just started the ARC he sent me of his newest book, Malus Domestica. People. This reads like vintage (read: TOP OF HIS GAME) Stephen King, with Dan Simmons (Summer of Night, Prayers to Broken Stones) and Dean Koontz in the mix. It sounds cliché but I was hooked from the opening scene. This book needs to be published, and then it needs to be optioned for film or TV. 

Watch out for Sam, y'all. And if you've not read anything of his yet, why are you reading THIS? Go get his OUTLAW KING books. The first two bundled will set you back less than that fucking frappuccino at Sawbucks.
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This!
 
Aspiring writers: Before worrying too much about networking/promo, FINISH WRITING YOUR BOOK.
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A thing led to another thing, and I came across this article about Action (and why we tend to not move ourselves to action, truth be told). A while ago I posted about antifragility, but THIS article does such a good job of outlining HOW to be antifragile in an even more detailed and clear way. Stuck? Scared? Not sure what to do next? Feeling like you're in a rut? Wondering how you can make the changes you want to in your life? Feeling like an impostor in the world of your choosing (or maybe not of your choosing)? Read this. It's long, but worth it.
The complete guide to taking action for those of us who overthink, rationalize, and otherwise make up excuses to do anything but take action.
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Just in time for Mother's Day! If you're looking for a fun book to give to your Mom, check this one out! And if you want to hoard it and give her something else, I won't tell... ;-)
 
Late shopper for Mother's Day? Check out this book sale! Going Through the Change and several other wonderful titles from +Curiosity Quills Press are on sale for 99 cents all weekend!
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A group of friends and I have a friend who is going into surgery today. As we were talking about the situation, one of the group said today should be ‪#‎hopeday‬. I woke up with that being my thought and theme for today, even knowing that my Mom was at a memorial service for a friend last night and that I knew several people who were struggling with other things. When I came online today, I saw even more people with family members about to leave this life, people facing difficult situations, struggles. I can't think of a better time to make this a Hope Day. Desmond Tutu said, "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." Today, I hope you all will join me in having a Hope Day. No matter how dark it is, somewhere a light still shines. May hope live in all of our hearts today. <3
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Happy hope day!
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Fascinating. I'd love to get my hands on one of these bottles. 
Indian villagers have found a way to bottle the fragrance of monsoons.
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I want one!!
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I write literary wordthings, play with yarn, and continue my quest for gluten-free foods that don't taste or feel like sand.
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I am a femisofty. I believe in creating women who push against typical societal roles, who find their own paths in their own ways, who, instead of blooming where they are planted, find their own places to bloom.

I was born in a mining town (now defunct) in the mountains of Colorado on the hardwood floor of a two-room cabin. Although that was exciting enough, I've climbed mountains, shaken hands with a President, traveled to France, and gotten lost in Boston. Thanks, Mom, for starting me on a life of adventure.
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Excerpt of my first novel (still unpublished, but I'm working on that) included in Don't Sabotage your Submission by Chris Roerden, as an example of how to develop a scene (the right way).
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North Carolina
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Denver, CO - San Jose, Costa Rica - Dover, DE - St. Paul, MN - Ward, CO - Taos, NM - Oxford, ME