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Richard Posey
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Monday's view of the Olympics wearing their Thanksgiving weekend coating of snow. Then, the clouds came back.
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Thank you! A bit chilly (and dark and wet), but when it's not (clear skies today), it's almost always "wow." And no 107f days in the Summer. That's what really drove me away. Plus, DFW lacked for scenery. No shortage here. I even live on an island.
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First day of Fall here on Raft Island opens with 50f this morning. It's up to 60 and sunny now. (meanwhile, it's up to 93f back in DFW) #gladIbailed
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I discovered, for myself, Guy Clark late in his career. He painted vivid pictures with his lyrics. One of my favorites is "Dublin Blues" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQGjkBuMGAU
Best known as one of the great songwriters of the 20th century, Clark took unassuming characters and mundane happenings and projected them into narratives with epic scope. The image of Clark, sleeves rolled, working with wood or words, earned him a reputation as a craftsman, a word that became the title of one of his recordings. [...] Clark's methodical process for creating things obscured a bright creative fire. [...] Clark's frame of choice ...
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I have no words I can publish here that can describe what I think of the Danish government and the whalers it protects. "Despicable barbarians" is so inadequate. 
 
One more tidbit of awareness to spread, and then we'll get back to the regular programming...  which has, admittedly, been much more active on FB than G+, but this is important stuff... 
There is a great video in this update (gets a bit graphic after a while, but the people are amazing). Such courage and passion, we could only hope to stand up like this even once in our lives, for anything. 
Heck, I'm sitting on my ass at home typing this out while others are pro-actively, at risk to themselves, trying to save lives. The least we could do is gain awareness and think about what we should be doing as we carry on with our Saturday.
Some amazing quotes in this....
“We were one small boat and five bodies against 500 people on the beach and 50 boats pushing … but there’s no reason not to fight.”
"12 Sea Shepherd volunteers have now been arrested and 490 pilot whales have been killed this year alone. But we will continue to StandUp for the pilot whales."
“We are much stronger than they are. As a movement, they’ve got no chance against us.”
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This is a presumably "First World" government that protects this depravity. 
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Stepped out on my balcony a little while ago to be greeted by this guy. "Hi! Won't you step into my parlor?" At least six inches tip to tip. I wished him well and left him to his dark business.
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She / he has moved on. The web and the spider were there for several days. Probably off to look for better hunting.
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A little doggie fun at Lake Grapevine today. It's on top of one of the picnic table shelters retrieving a ball its owner had thrown for it.
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Fun doggie day!
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It doesn't rain here EVERY day! (and days like this make up for the ones it does rain)
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+Michelle M And daughter is working at Arabella's Landing Marina in Gig Harbor.
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Momentum is amazingly fragile in an idea's early stages.
When we lose momentum, we become vulnerable to distraction, self-doubt, and apathy. A look at how constant motion is crucial to idea execution.
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Shredder mania

A little overenthusiastic getting rid of some of life's detritus. Maybe I need a commercial model. Or maybe I just need to not let the stuff accumulate.
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Dumpster diving (in my bedroom closet)

Oh, gawd! ... there are 5 1/4" diskettes in there! And Zip disks ... well, there's a USB Zip drive, at least. Time and technology wait for NO ONE.
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Washington does not need them- Texas can inherit them.

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Just beginning to examine course offerings through Stanford's Novoed website  .... 
This four-module experiential course by +Acumen is a hands-on introduction to social entrepreneurship. It will feature firsthand and advice from 4 leading founders in the social enterprise sector.
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As the Second Most Interesting Man in the World, I wholly endorse this. I endorse Dos Equis, too, but am so interesting that I don't take the money they would pay me. Jonathan Goldsmith seems like a nice guy.
He drove a garbage truck in LA and fibbed his way into Hollywood westerns. But Jonathan Goldsmith's big break was getting cast in Dos Equis beer commercials as "The Most Interesting Man in the World."
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Entrepreneur, oil brat, tech, contrarian, provocateur, tech evangelist, eldercare advocate, teacher of the untaught, mentor to the uncertain, learner of the yet to be learned, cyclist, photographer.
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embracing my inner goofiness, flattering myself to no end and just generally cracking myself up
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Former creator/owner of CareerMarketplace.com and subsites.  Professional communicator. Web entrepreneur. Currently focusing my energies on  building non-profit Retirees for Hire as part of my Talent for Hire projects. I try stuff. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. I try again. Currently working with a public library to (partially) finance my other activities.
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Poor design for some seats. Moviegoers in end seats next to stairs have deal with badly positioned stair lighting. It's a bit like having a small flashlight pointed into your eyes while trying to watch the movie. Otherwise, nice theater with top-quality seats and generous seat row spacing. Venue serves adult beverages as well as usual movie concessions. With a center seat, it's 5-star. but not from where I sat.
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Recommend the Kansas City beef / cole slaw sandwich. I like mine mild, but you may go for the spicy ("it's pretty spicy" from one of the bartenders)
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Small local bar. It's almost impossible to find if you don't know the Shell station is harboring Zogs. Relaxed, low key atmosphere. I intend to become a regular.
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Excellent Italian food in a wide selection of dishes and great service a t a moderate price and a unique decor (antique motorcycles!).
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One is well-served, when reading reviews, to note that the ones most likely to review are those who are unhappy. This is not one of those reviews. I lived here for 13 years ... and would still be at RSM but for a desire to move to a different climate. I never expected to live here that long, but Royal St Moritz has served its purpose in my life very well. For me, it's been an almost friction-less way to live. The neighbors have been friendly and quiet, for the most part. The management has been responsive to every problem I've encountered. Yes, the rents have gone up. Grapevine is not the cheapest place to live. But, overall, this has been a very good value.
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It would be hard to find a better word than "cozy" to describe Beveridge Pub Palace. They have a long list of craft beers and more. Excellent service and attention to helping the customer navigate the various offerings. You won't find any run of the mill (high volume production) brews here.
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