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knock knock Excuse me ....do you have a moment to talk about your lord and saviour Poseidon?
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Updated but frustration has not resolved.
 
Dear Google, I love you. I have always loved you. But we're having a "cap-on / cap off toothpaste" issue here, particularly because we've gone #social   ...  and it's making me a bit insane.  

UPDATE 2015:  Even more overwhelming now with Facebook, Facebook Pages, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Google+ Communities, Google for Business...

Why aren't #contacts  central to the Google experience? Why, when one looks at all Google Products, there is no Contact Product? - Really!-  -It's not there!- 

UPDATE 2015:  Well, it is there now, but the following remains relevant and a thorn in my side.

Why can't I create a link between a Contact and a #calendar  event without sending a Contact an invitation?  Why do my Google Contact Groups not propagate to my Gmail such that I have to create totally separate "labels" and filters in Gmail when the structure I want is right there in my Contacts? Why do I have to maintain Circles and Groups just to sort my email?

WHY OH WHY do I have to go to a third-party Contact Manager / CRM sigh  

p.s. I do like the new Inbox Tab functionality but... no, I don't like the stock tab offerings.  What I mean to say is, I wish I could customize them.  

And I will still love you in the morning.
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#TheView yesterday was amazing. The water, smooth like a mirror, reflected every color of the clouds.
 
Over the Southwestern side of  #Florida Bay, #flying Northeast from Key West to Pompano Beach, #FL in a #Cessna Cardinal. The warm waters are so calm, you can see the reflection of the clouds on the smooth surface. #fortlauderdale  to #keywest and back.
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+Nate Holmes +Valerie Lynn I have done the "over the keys" flight to EYW, myself.  As a non-FL-resident, I felt a NEED to do it the one time I was in a GA plane in the FLL area.  Didn't know if I'd ever get the chance again and it was definitely worth it!
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Beginner's Guide to Lift courtesy of NASA
#learntofly   #aerodynamics   #lift   #nasa  
https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/short.html
Here is a list of all the topics available from the Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics (BGA) site. Clicking on the title will deliver a page with a slide and a scientific explanation of the contents. Click on the word "Animated" for the animated version of selected pages. If the number and variety ...
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"It's time for us to grow up, because we have been part of the problem: We have helped to give birth to self-righteous web pages that assume they deserve to be watched and awarded just for the time we invested in crafting them."
 
“Web design is dead.” http://mashable.com/2015/07/06/why-web-design-dead/

No, it isn't. Generic solutions are dead. Soulless theming and quick skinning are dead. Our solutions have to be better and smarter. Less templates, frameworks and trends and more storytelling, personality and character. Users strive for good stories and good photography; they appeal for good visuals and interesting layouts; they can't wait for distinctive and remarkably delightful user experiences. And that should be exactly our strategy to create websites that stand out.

There are way too many badly designed experiences out there, and there is so much work for us to be done. Proclaiming our craft to be dead is counter-productive, because we showed to ourselves and everybody out there what we are capable of. Last fifteen years of web design were nothing but outstanding in innovation and experimentation. And it's not about to stop, it's just not who we are.

If we can't produce anything but generic work, other creatives will. The web has to get better, and it's our job to make it better. Nobody said that it's supposed to be easy though; if we don't adapt our practices and techniques, we'll have to give way to people who can get it done better than we do—but web design itself isn't going anywhere any time soon.
High quality templates, mature design patterns, automation, AI, and mobile technology are signaling the end of web design as we know it.
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Heading south from Charlotte, NC in the Cardinal, the leaves were just beginning to change. 
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Nice! That's why I took the train from PHL to PIT on the 14th. Pretty colors :-)
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The Human Condition or, That Thread of Commonality Between Us

"You breathed your spirit into my lungs one rainy afternoon, and you can't possibly imagine my gratitude...  So wherever you've been, wherever you are, and wherever you're going, know this: you're with me still."

Whoever you, The Writer, are out there in this vast web of asynchronous communication, whether this is a tale from your imagination or the recounting of a memory from your past, it is both engaging and beautiful.  

I'm grateful to have gotten this far in life to be able to appreciate the emotions of longing and gratitude in the context of that which is not resolved nor likely ever will be. And although your words, your story, brought me to tears, they are tears of relation, of empathy, of knowing that many of us share the same experience.

#heartwarming   #WhatIf   #TheHumanCondition   #humancondition  
 
Sometimes it's the sudden serendipitous connections that make us remember what is so wonderful about life. 
I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself. One week prior, at the behest of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, I'd flown four B-52 sorties over Hanoi. I...
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Over the Southwestern side of  #Florida Bay, #flying Northeast from Key West to Pompano Beach, #FL in a #Cessna Cardinal. The warm waters are so calm, you can see the reflection of the clouds on the smooth surface. #fortlauderdale  to #keywest and back.
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Thank you Adrienne.  This beginner's yoga video is a good introduction. For folks who have not moved their bodies in awhile (or maybe never have), each move is easy to follow and there is plenty of time in the video to focus on grasping the posture of the pose.  I like that because I'm overly concerned with "doing it correctly."

Also, the length of this beginning yoga tutorial is perfect (for me) for a morning routine (practice?).

Adrienne, I do have a question about the word, "practice," as I hear you mention this in a few of your yoga videos.  You often say "your practice." I hear ownership in that word (I know, some of you might be saying, "d'uh") along with an idea that this is a continual exercise or event.

Why?

I never hear that in any other workout routine or exercise. For example, I never hear someone who does crossfit refer to their workout as a "practice."  Certainly when we talk about sports teams, we understand that members "go to practice," but to hear one's integration of yoga into a daily or weekly routine referred to as a "practice" is very interesting.

When you say this, the pressure comes off immediately. I don't have to "get it right" each time, I just have to strive to understand the posture, the breathing... with a view toward improvement each time.

Day 1: #fitforflight

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What is most sad is that The Deniers will not even understand this as an analogy. #climatechange   #globalwarming   #ScienceOrPolitics  
Take a moment and indulge me. I want you to imagine a scenario. Astronomers mapping the sky find a moving object, incredibly faint, in their data. It’s moving slowly, so it’s very far away and probably small. Their best guess is that it’s an asteroid about a kilometer across. Because...
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Education
  • Salem College
    B.S., Biology, 1989 - 1991
  • East Carolina University
    East Carolina University, 1991 - 1993
  • Broward Community College
    Liberal Arts, 1982 - 1985
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I like to fly, fish and dig in the dirt.
Introduction

Professional Pilot + Certified Flight Instructor in Training + Air Tour and Air Charter Operator

Aviation Background: 

  • 2015 Recipient, Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship American Flyers CFI Academy
  • 2015 Air Carrier Certificate (Go Air Taxi Part 135 Certification)
  • 2014 Commercial Pilot
  • 2013 Air Carrier Certificate (Skymax Part 135 Certification)
  • 2010 Letter of Authorization from FAA to conduct Commercial Air Tours
  • 1999 First Solo
  • 1993 Discovery Flight: Pitt County Airport, Greenville, NC

Personal:
Married (to another Professional Pilot), 1 adult child

Veggie Gardener. Fishing Fanatic. Cat Magnet.

Favorite Quotes:

“I wasn't born to be a fighter. I was born with a gentle nature, a flexible character and an organism as equilibrated as it is judged hysterical. I shouldn't have been forced to fight constantly and ferociously. The causes I have fought for have invariably been causes that should have been gained by a delicate suggestion. Since they never were, I made myself into a fighter” -- 
MARGARET ANDERSON

"Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." -- 
GLORIA STEINEM




Work
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SKYMAX | FORT LAUDERDALE AIR TOURS
Skills
Air Tours ● Scenic Flights ● Air Charter
Employment
  • Skymax
    CEO / Pilot, present
    Scenic Flights + Air Tours + Air Taxi + Learn to Fly
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Currently
232 nm NW of paradise
Previously
Greenville, NC - Winston-Salem, NC - Colorado Springs, CO - Denver, CO - Sydney, NSW Australia - Fort Lauderdale. FL
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I've been here several times over the past several weeks and the food is consistently delicious. Fresh salads, fresh fruit, THE BEST GRITS IN THE COUNTRY, and really friendly service. Midnight Diner puts every other diner to shame. Expect jukebox music and a cool breeze inside (bring a light jacket).
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Open, airy, great place to meander and shop. Love the community space too.
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Tucked away in North Broward, just west of I-95,this is a vibrant, locally owned and artfully designed hair salon worthy of your time and tresses. I've been there several times for color, highlights, Brazilian Keratin and hair cut. Celia, the owner, is a master of keratin, color and highlights and she shares her skills with her stylists for a consistent experience. I was last there in December 2013. Abraham applied the keratin to my wild hair and I questioned his application because he works so quietly, quickly and efficiently! Celia assured me he applied the correct amount of keratin and that the result would speak for itself. I pressed her but she was confident in the work that was done and offered to make right anything that was not satisfactory. After 6 weeks, it is clear she, and Abraham, did a fantastic job. All I can say is, "Wow was I wrong!" My hair is still straight, still soft and not frizzy. I love the blend of colors she chose and the way the color stays in my hair. And I am looking forward to going back soon for a touchup!
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An oasis in a sea of city life - on the North side of Sears at the Pompano Citi Center. You'll find a large selection of Florida native Plants, aquatic plants and a sesonal surprises. The service is good but I usually bring a plant identification book or resource with me to get down to the nitty gritty (Genus species) of what I am looking at! TIP: Get your discount card stamped!
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Love the colors on the inside... soothing. I met with Amy. She works quickly, quietly and with a professionalism that makes a person comfortable. The room was spacious and comfortable although I think a blanket would be nice for Clients for more privacy when the door opens and closes. The music this past Sunday left a wee bit to be desired as it was loud and (given my relatively older age) not among my preferred genres. I suppose I would prefer background "new age" music with no lyrics instead of pumping Top 40. The service is priced slightly higher than what you might find at your favorite full service nail or hair salon. I'm happy with the results and with the attention to detail Amy provided.
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Still a consistently good place to eat and now with a table next to a beautiful salt water fish tank.
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Out west in the sticks, but worth the drive for organic garden soil and pine bark mulch. Amerigrow is a Landscape Supply and Nursery business open to the public; they sell "retail" to individuals and wholesale to quantity buyers. This is not like going to a nursery in the city where you walk on asphalt or beds of rock. TIP: wear sneakers, not sandals to keep your feet clean. Can't wait to go back and peruse their plants!
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