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Sleeping in with Buddy.

I took this early one Saturday morning last June (2014), it was one of our last weekends in Lynden, though I didn't know it at the time.

The kiddos love to sleep in the living room, and we loved the light greeting us in the mornings over Mt. Baker. The nostalgia of this photo is at odds with what we were actually experiencing at the time. Tender, quiet moments like this are the highlights I cherish.

The plush doll you see there is Ellie's best friend, Buddy. She placed him there carefully because he’s gotten so fragile over the years.




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You lookin’ at me?

The Seattle seagulls are a bold lot.



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#bird #gull #seagull #ferry #Washington #Seattle #Edmonds #kingston
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Carpet Bagger.

Sitting in a meeting with my daughter’s teachers, I snapped a shot of the carpet. While it’s not the most exciting subject, it is strangely nostalgic, and it just might make a useful texture. :)


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#carpet #texture #nonobjective #abstract #color #blackandwhite
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Good morning!

Ross Park, beside Mona Lake, 9:00 a.m.

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Fascinating read: Age of Robots: How Marvel Is Killing the Popcorn Movie

Im not sure I totally agree, but Age of Ultron is amazingly unmemorable. A couple weeks after seeing it, I'm already struggling to recall the plot line. And the typical Whedon character development? Meh.

From the post:

❝I know Joss Whedon can make a good popcorn movie. In fact, I know he can make a good popcorn movie about the Avengers: That first movie is a stone-cold classic. Therefore, I’m disinclined to blame the badness of Age of Ultron on Joss Whedon. If you’ve watched someone throw a ball fifty times, and then, the fifty-first time, he just drops the ball at his feet and stands there motionless, you don’t assume that he can’t throw. You assume something is wrong.

When you look at the formal requirements imposed on Whedon’s script by Marvel, it’s clear that AoU actually couldn’t have been good — that Marvel, not knowing or caring how good movies work, mandated that Whedon make a bad one. To name just a few of those requirements…❞

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It's fantastic working with such a smart group of thinkers. Check out our recent interview with *Rupert Sheldrake*…
 
Check out our wide-ranging interview with fascinating biochemist Rupert Sheldrake

http://bitly.com/sheldrakeinterview

Sheldrake, a Cambridge-trained biochemist and plant physiologist, is a prominent public intellectual often criticized for his controversial views on materialistic science.

Sheldrake has taken on the role of scientific “gadfly” in the proud tradition of Socrates, urging authoritarian, closed-minded scientists to question received wisdom and to remove ideological blinders.

He is also the author of numerous best-selling books, including:

A New Science of Life (1981)
The Rebirth of Nature (1990)
The Presence of the Past (1988)
Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home (1999)
•_The Sense of Being Stared At_ (2003)
• And, most recently, Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery (2012)

This interview focuses especially on Science Set Free (titled The Science Delusion in the UK), which concentrates on the scientific enterprise as such and the obstacles to its proper pursuit.

Read the interview here:
http://bitly.com/sheldrakeinterview
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Ferry Tales.

We were very tired, we were very merry—
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry.

—Edna St. Vincent Millay




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WARNING: All odors are particulate.

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History courses remain a battleground in American education…

❝Last summer, Newsweek quoted Larry S. Krieger, a recently retired AP history teacher from New Jersey, who looked at the new AP course framework and was appalled.

“As I read through the document, I saw a consistently negative view of American history that highlights oppressors and exploiters,” Krieger said on a conference call reported by Newsweek.

Krieger used to start his AP classes with John Winthrop's [sermon metaphor] “city upon a hill” and would continue that theme through Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King.

“Instead of striving to build a city on a hill, according to the framework our nation's Founders are portrayed as bigots who 'developed a belief in white superiority' — that's a quote — that was in turn derived from 'a strong belief in British racial and cultural superiority' and that of course led to 'the creation of a rigid racial hierarchy.’ ”❞

http://national.deseretnews.com/article/4542/history-remains-battleground-in-american-education-as-california-university-equates-us-history-with-anthroplogy.html

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Sick Day.

At the doctor’s office.



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Looks interesting ➞ Scholars Find Treasure Trove of Mark Twain's Early #Writing

http://www.writerswrite.com/scholars-find-treasure-trove-of-mark-twains-early-writing-50720151
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Read the latest ➞ Sheldrake vs. Shermer Responses: ❝Materialism in Science❞

http://bitly.com/MaterialismInScience

From the post:

Shermer: ❝My desire to see the power of religion attenuated has nothing to do with scientific materialism and everything to do with human rights and moral progress…. And I am an atheist not because I am a materialist, but because I do not believe there is sufficient evidence for the existence of God.❞

Sheldrake: ❝Committed materialists are committed precisely because they believe that materialistic explanations will be found in the future. They put their trust in what they hope for — in what is not yet known. The philosopher of science Karl Popper called this attitude “promissory materialism,” because it involves issuing undated promissory notes for future discoveries. Promissory materialism is a faith.❞

Read the responses:

http://bitly.com/MaterialismInScience

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Education
  • SAGU
    BA: Cross Cultural Communication; Biblical Greek, 1986 - 1991
    Studied cross-cultural communication, with an emphasis in biblical languages (Greek).
  • AGTS (Seminary)
    MA: Theological Studies (Incomplete), 1994 - 1996
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Stuff I do: Word of mouth, photography, content marketing, social media marketing. Also freelance writer & editor.
Introduction
Marketing Director @ TheBestSchools.org

Previous haunts include visionSynergy, Logos Bible Software/Faithlife, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Zondervan, Christianity Today International, and the Assemblies of God national HQ.

In my off hours, I'm a writer, reader, blogger, PneumaBlogger, social media consultant, freelance writer, photographer, Flickrer & Instagrammer. wannabe “Pentellectual”…and Daddy-er.

I have too many interests. But I’m curious and love to collect ideas. I'll know what I want to be when I finally grow up… someday!
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Published freelance writer & photographer. Tableau Software certified. Social Media flogger & wary technologist. :)
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Content & Word of Mouth Marketing | Writer | Consultant | Photographer
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Writing, photography, analysis, creative solutions, Tableau Software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Corel Paint Shop Pro, HTML & CSS.
Employment
  • TheBestSchools.org
    Marketing Director, 2015 - present
  • Free Agent
    Freelance, Consultant, Editor, Writer, 1999 - present
    Editing | Writing | Consulting | Technical Work | Strategy. See: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richtatum
  • visionSynergy
    Communications Director, 2014 - 2014
    » Manage digital communications (email, newsletters, blogs, reports, etc.) » Manage social network & social media channels » Community manager for an online curriculum community » Manage websites » Training and curriculum development » Content creation and creative production (graphics, podcasts, video, blogs, ebooks, etc.)
  • Logos Bible Software
    Word of Mouth Strategy and Public Relations, 2013 - 2014
  • Zondervan | Harper Collins Christian Publishing
    Word of Mouth Marketing Strategist, 2011 - 2013
  • Zondervan
    Content Management Engineer, 2011 - 2011
  • Zondervan
    Associate Publisher for Digital Resources, 2009 - 2010
  • General Council of the Assemblies of God
    Internet and Online Services Analyst, 1991 - 1999
  • Christianity Today International
    Internet Operations Manager, 2000 - 2004
  • Cornerstone Church (Madison, TN)
    Marketing and Media Director, 2007 - 2007
  • Christianity Today International
    Webmaster, 1999 - 2000
  • Zondervan
    Editorial Operations Manager, 2008 - 2009
  • Christianity Today International
    Online Media Managing Editor, 2004 - 2006
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Lynden, WA - Cascade, MI - Albuquerque, NM - Waxahachie, TX - Springfield, MO - Carol Stream, IL - Romeoville, IL - Hendersonville, TN
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