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Michael Antares
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A good, quick 1,200 read: what is the benefit of writer's groups?
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It's amazing what a single night's rest can reveal. Or maybe it was the magic of the ancient bristlecone pines.
This was sunrise in the campground at 8,500 feet - the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is another 1,500 feet up - looking towards Mount Whitney. "Treatment 3" refers to my third attempt at picking the point of focus. EXIF dat...
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Hey folks - I'm  fundraising to document HONK! Oz. Every little bit helps - this is a continuation of my life's work. Learn more here: http://www.gofundme.com/documantares #HONKfest   #HONK4Life   #BrassBands   #StreetBands   #Anthropology   #Ethnomusicology  
 The free festival of street bands phenomenon is spreading. Be a part of it by helping me get there to document it! For four years, I've been documenting the HONK! phenomenon in North America: Somerville, Providence, Brooklyn  & Manhattan, Seattle, and Austin: field recordings, photos, video cli...
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One of my favorite blogs in the world has branched out in a really exciting way: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/
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Some of my early work documenting HONK!s
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This is ugly. 

"For good measure, as drafted, the TPP will criminalize copyright infringement. Rather than facing a lawsuit, whistleblowers and any ISP that carries their disclosures -- if copyrighted -- could face jail time."
The pending ISP liability now being negotiated is only one example of the heavy-handed approach the US and Australia have taken to drafting the TPP and making it stick....
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While I don't necessarily agree with some of the conclusions, I am impressed at the increase in volume.
 
NASA announces 'mother lode' of new planets
""We almost doubled just today the number of planets known to humanity," NASA planetary scientist Jack Lissauer said in a Wednesday teleconference, calling it 'the big mother lode.' "
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Awesome!
#astronomy   #NASA  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Our galaxy is looking far more crowded and hospitable. NASA on Wednesday confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system.
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Seattle, Washington
Previously
Austin, Texas - Sembach, Germany - Woomera, Australia - Pender Island, British Columbia - Anaheim, California - Solomons Island, Maryland - Seattle, Washington
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Writer, author, editor and consultant living in Seattle.
Introduction
Author and writer with 20 years of experience; published since 2004. Living in Seattle. Expertise includes editing, copywriting, research, consulting, social media. Send inquiries to michael.antares@gmail.com

Favorite topics include human exploration of space, ethnomusicology (HONK! festivals), the anthropology of hospitality, neuroscience and cognition, the philosophy of time, and the intersection of big ideas are all important to me. I have a deep passion for indigenous North American history, culture and current affairs. I'm also a great photographer. 


My candle burns on both ends,
It will not last the night,
But Ah! my foes and Oh! my friends,
It gives a lovely light
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Bragging rights
Published since 2004; HONK! Anthropologist + Chronicler; Chaotic Noise Marching Corps cymbals; Stargasm! DJ; Admin for tech startup; Intriguing personality; HONK! TX Co-founder, Minor Mishap Marching Band Percussion, Photographer, HONK! Fest West Organizer, Burner, Pirate, Air Force Vet, Novelist
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Writer + Author, Editor, Consultant, Researcher
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Writing, Editing, Copywriting, Consulting, Research, Social Media, Training Development, Project Management, Academic Research, Social Media, Community Outreach, Photography, Administration, Marketing,
Employment
  • Mike*Antares
    Writer + Author, 2015 - present
    20+ years of experience. Editor, researcher, copywriter - there's nothing I can't do, and I do it damn well. Social media + photography, too.
  • HONK!TX
    Co-founder, Organizer, 2010 - 2014
    honktx.org
  • Bonnamy & Associates, LLC
    Case Manager, 2012 - 2013
    Mortgage fraud reporting
  • College Student
    Anthropology, 2010 - 2011
    4.0!
  • Scoutmob
    Scout / Freelance Writer / Photographer, 2011 - 2012
    Scoutmob was an innovative social discount site, but they neglected to be bold about things
  • NIA Consulting
    Production Manager, 2007 - 2009
    Developed training, grew an office from 8 to 80, authored 100+ in-depth reports on mortgage fraud
  • Various Jobs
    Bar Manager, Contributing Editor, Blue Folder Filer, Traveler, Pizza Delivery, 2004 - 2007
    a/k/a Things I did while to supplement my writing income
  • US Air Force
    Special Air Missions CSO, 1996 - 2004
    Communications (Radio, Data)
  • Texas Observer
    Membership Manager, 2013 - 2014
    Community Outreach - Social Engagement - Business Development
  • Deja vu Security
    Administrative Assistant, 2014 - 2015
    Security consulting services
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M*A, Sparklepants, Delphin Antares