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When I was 14, true story
Reliving some song-emories tonight. When I was 14 the album Prolonging the Magic by Cake got a lot of spins. In particular, this song Let Me Go was my favorite song at that time. It is still one of my favorites. And the entire album is still incredible to listen to. It doesn't feel like it's aged a bit.

Side note: I sang Mexico off the album in karaoke style at the end of that school year in choir. Not that I'm bragging, because I was 14 and the body was still figuring itself out.
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If you use +Google Docs and Google Keep, this is good news. You can now convert Keep notes to Docs. Rock on. Thanks to +Patricia Pinto for sharing it.
 
Whether you're jotting down a shopping list or putting ideas together for your next novel, Google Keep helps you capture your thoughts in the form of notes. Starting today, when you visit http://keep.google.com, you can export notes to Docs to expand, edit, and polish your ideas.
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+Google+ is a ghost town, get with the program (warning: satire)
There are a lot of people across the interwebs who agree with me that #googleplus  is a ghost town. They've agreed with me that it's a ghost town the moment it was born. Which is like proclaiming after the miracle of birth to its mother, "Congratulations! It's a ghost. Nobody loves you or your baby. If you refuse to stop loving this baby, which is very clearly a ghost, we will continue to call it a ghost and make fun of you every chance we get for having so much love for something so futile."

I don't see anything
If you want proof that Google+ is a ghost town, join it for the first time with a new account. Don't add anyone to your circles, and just sit there and look at all the nothingness and pointlessness. If you're not sure how you would go about doing that, it would be akin to joining Facebook with a new account, not telling anyone about it and not adding any friends. It would be pretty empty and lifeless. So, for practice, do it in Facebook first.

What is all of this mess?
Want more proof it's a ghost town? Perform a search or click on a popular hashtag. There's just stuff everywhere. What does that even mean? Where does it come from? Your mind will be overloaded with all of these things (which we will not call content). Not sure of what I mean? Go to Twitter and try the same task. It's the same type of stuff. Just all of these things! What a ghost town, Google+, what a ghost town indeed.

> Do not perform a search on Facebook during this test, it will only hurt your brain.

Closing remarks
I appreciate all of the people on Google+, like the millions of users, who will have the opportunity to discover, search, stumble upon, comment, share, read, and view this post... because without all of you ridiculous amounts of users on Google+ reading this post, I'd have a hard time making my point to such a large audience. And for that, I am eternally grateful. 

Now, after reading my post, accept the fact that you are in a ghost town. And just deal with it.

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Yes. He's very friendly, I hear, +Eustacia Tan. Actually, a Casper parody account on Google+ would be awesome.
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Murderers should not be allowed to investigate their own crimes, or how ridiculous it is that schools conduct their own internal investigations

First things first, this is a response to the idea of colleges and universities investigating the crimes committed on their campuses. You can read more about this idea at the link provided.

My rant/observation/solution
To me, the obvious answer in a lot of this is that schools need to quit trying to investigate themselves. It's backwards. If a crime is reported, it should be handed over to the local authorities. Granted, sometimes that doesn't even work, but that's another debate.

These people are adults. Adults. Which means they can walk into a police station and press charges against another adult, if they want. The problem is that the schools have created a system of "come to us and tell us everything", which is not what an adult should do. They are giving students bad advice from the get-go. Not to mention, the obvious conflict of interest the school has in investigating crimes committed on its campus.

I can recall one time, many years ago it seems, sitting with an 18 year old girl who had been abused off and on most her life. I explained to her, "You're an adult now. The next time your mom lays a hand on you, you can call the cops and press charges against her for assault, because it's violence committed from one adult to another." The problem is when we create relationship scenarios like, "She's my mom, I can't press charges against her," or, "I can't report a crime and press charges against this guy, I have to go the school authorities and tell them," we're creating a scenario that sets people up to be systematically abused. "I'm your parent," or, "We're your authorities", and there's nothing you can do. But the reality of it is that there is plenty an adult can do.

If I was the chancellor of a school right now, my goal would be to create a policy of handing over ALL reported crimes to local authorities. Because the school isn't designed or trained for handling such things. And, I would also work towards making sure all students understand that they are adults and how the criminal justice system works. They DO NOT have to report the crime to the school first or at all, they can go straight to the police if they want, because that's what a normal adult would do. No more treating students like kids,, when they are old enough to drink, smoke and vote.

/End rant.
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You know you've goofed up somewhere, when you need a flow chart to figure out the pricing for all the new Apple Watches.

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This is why businesses should adopt a cloud solution sooner rather than later. The longer you wait, employees will move on without your IT.
 
While most of the attention is focused on consumer file storage in the workplace, people are actually trying to work together more easily, not just share files. Learn how to engage users, understand what they’re trying to do and give them great tools that are better than what they could find on their own. http://goo.gl/4dVgvz
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Sortd for Gmail, turning email messages into To Do lists
To those who live and die by Gmail. Would this be cool, useful or just plain wrong?

#gmail #sortd   #todolist   #email  
Transform your email interface into organized lists and discover a whole new way of working with email.
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I have been using it for a week and it has helped me tremendously.
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Episode 166 - Killing Me Softly on Newbie Writers Podcast
Here is the interview I did on Newbie Writers with +Damien Boath and +Dionne Lister. Had a whale of a good time talking about #writing , especially related to the I Will Kill you for $5 project I'm doing. We also covered #standupcomedy , since I'm two months into trying that out, spam emails, and we even had some #squawking . Yes, there was squawking. Much squawking.

We also did a short reading of Damien's short story of death that I wrote. I butchered an Aussie accent, and then eventually gave up and stuck with British. It was safer there.

Highly recommend listening, because I'm awesome and I'm not biased, and also because it's a fun podcast.
The Newbie Writers' Podcast Interview with Nathan Weaver Five dollar murder! Damien signed up to be laid out. He is victim #5. You can review the previous entries here. The body count is rising and...
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I thought it was entertaining, and I'm not biased shakes head vigorously. Squawk!
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I'll be the special guest on The Newbie Writers today
In less than hour, 5pm CST, I will be joining +Damien Boath and The Newbie Writers podcast. It will be streamed live via Google+ and published postmortem to iTunes in a higher quality audio. 

He tells me the interviews are usually 45 minutes in length, so I'll have to make sure I come with the crazy. :)
 
Nathan Weaver is an author who likes to kill people... for $5 no less and Damien was privileged enough to be "offed" in one of Nathan's stories. We will explore this, his website: http://talesfrombabylon.com and much, much more!
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The Haunting of Weasley Manor, Chapter 1
I can't believe I hadn't posted this to my blog already and shared it with all of you. But here it is....

I started writing this as my nano story for 2014. 

What's it about?
Skeptic and journalist, Tom Bradshaw, and his adopted, teenage partner, Rachael, are employed by wealthy recluse Arthur Weasley to investigate the Weasley Manor regarding a supposed haunting.

It's horror, mystery, and hopefully enjoyable. 

#amwriting  
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I came here to chew bubble gum and post an update...
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Yes I am lazy! Saturday 21st for you around 3pm I think as you swap to daylight savings. 
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WEEEEEEELLLLLLL...... I, D-Claire!

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Education
  • Rolla High School
    Diploma, 1998 - 2002
  • East Central College
    Theatre, 2002 - 2003
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Storyteller across many mediums.
Introduction
Allow me to Introduce Myself
I'm Nathan Weaver, I've been writing for a ridiculously long time, and I'm just starting to get pretty good at the nonsense. I will be posting short stories and novellas here for your reading pleasure. I will also keep you updated in general, and about books in the pipeline. And please leave me comments to let me know how I'm doing.

I also co-own an independent production company, Onyx Dragon Productions.  We've done sketch TV stuff, short films, event videos, wedding videos, commercials, online videos, and we're in post-production on our first full-length movie, The Chalice.  Come Circle us here.

And I write lyrics, and occasionally use my pipes, for Blue Solace.  We make primarily bluesy, folksy music. 

Adds and Add-backs
I'm really bad about falling behind adding-back people who add me to their circles. This often happen, because I don't know why you added me. So the best way to get added back is to write a post share only to me; introduce yourself in it and let me know why you added me.

Here are some circles I have, which you may want to be added to. Share a post only to me to let me know if there are circles here you'd like to be added to.
  • Writers
  • NaNoWriMo
  • Readers
  • Publishers
  • Marketing
  • Movies - Filmmakers and actors land here.
  • Blogger - For Blogger.com users, because I run a Blogger Community.
  • Google - This is reserved  for Google Employees and Pages.
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Onyx Dragon fans
  • Blue Solace fans
If you want to follow my writing, I'll add you to the Readers circle. If you want to follow my film-making exploits, I'll add you to the Onyx Dragon fans circle. You get the picture. 

What I Post
Honestly, I use Google+ primarily as a means to an author platform, so I post a lot about writing. I usually share these posts with Writers and Readers circles, though. I try hard to share content with the appropriate circles. I do post some about Technology and Education, because I am a Sr. Video Production Specialist working in online education. 
Bragging rights
I have 10+ years of experience in video production (having started out in television). 15+ years experience as a method actor. At age 21, I was teaching non-linear editing with Final Cut Pro at college level as a professional lecturer. Have three published books. Worked with Jack Hanna, and proved to be that silly camera man who sticks a camera in a python's face. My short horror story 'Family Secret' won a screenplay writing contest, and I got my short sci-fi story 'The Experiment' printed in The Derby Scribes.
Work
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Actor, filmmaker, writer and Mr. Mom
Employment
  • Freelance
    2014 - present
    I'm currently available for people as a social media specialist, blogger, writer, content creator, and so on. If you need someone to manage your social media at an affordable price, I'm your Huckleberry. You can contact me privately, if you are interested in hiring me for work. Payments are made through PayPal or Google Wallet.
  • Onyx Dragon Productions
    Co-Owner, 2006 - present
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Senior Video Production Specialist - Technology Enhancement, 2005 - 2014
  • Fidelity Communications
    Camera Operator/Editor, 2003 - 2005
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Lake Saint Louis, MO
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Rolla, MO - St. James, MO - Houston, MO
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A Missouri Writers Group

Have been here a couple of times now with a local writers group, and have enjoyed the visits. The food is great, the atmosphere is great and the service is great. Not much to add other than that. I highly recommend you give it a try.
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Agree with the other user that this is the largest used book store in Rolla. It has a large collection of books, and you could spend hours walking in and out of rooms and shelves. And the prices are very cheap, which is nice as well. As far as service, I marked it as 'very good', but usually I'm just there to browse. They usually stay out of your way, but can be easily found at the front desk when you need them. I like taking my 4 year old here and looking for books together. They have a decent collection of children's books, plus just about every genre you can think of... from fiction/mystery/horror/sci-fi/fantasy/manga all the way to self-help and non-fiction. Highly recommend it.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Common Grounds has a great menu, decent prices, and a great atmosphere to boot. I don't live in Salem, I'm in Rolla, and don't mind heading over to Salem occasionally to enjoy this lovely place. It is a little difficult to find, at least when I went to it, Google Maps was a little confusing. If you look for the sign, and know that it's around the backside of the building it is in, that helps. One unique element about this place is that they do not fry anything. So when you get fries with a burger, it's baked waffle fries. Which are good. Any rate... go check it out, it's lovely.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Huddle House is certainly not much to brag about. But it is one of the few options in Rolla open all night. I really only recommend their breakfast menu, their lunch menu is pretty poor. The service from the wait staff is always good though, so I have to say that. But then again, I'm usually only ever there in the middle of the night. Best time to be there, really. I recommend this over Waffle House, which may be the only other all-nighter option in Rolla.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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