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Jamie Crouthamel
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The reason I've been quiet on my social media networks these last few weeks.
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This was beautiful, Jamie. I'm glad you and P are okay :-)
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Oh man +Sean Cowen, if I had the ability to do this? I'd let you and +Daniel Ely Rankin choose who would come along and I would bring my entire creative toolbox and just hope I could keep up and pitch in! I feel like we'd leave with a bazillion notebooks full of ideas!
 
The Luxury Retreat and Big Thinking

Here's the premise: you and five other people are gathered at a world-class luxury island retreat. Everything is first-class and paid for. The island has faster internet than any Google-wired city, and it is completely private. All tools you need are at your disposal. Your goal is to gather the coolest Google+ minds to develop a new non-profit Start-Up that has as it's mission statement one goal: helping other people by tackling crucial global issues in a macro-way by making massive awareness on Google+. Your group is welcome to stay for however long it takes. 

Your mission is to put these great minds together and brain-storm the best ideas for each issue the group decides to tackle. Your group is being funded by deep pockets and your budget is derived from your fundraising ideas, as well as from generous grants from Google.

WHICH G+'ers do you choose to have in this group (and why), and what big issues would you take on?

Keep in mind, you could be talking about scientists and historians, working Joe's and Jane's, artists and entertainers, brainiacs, longshoremen -- ANY person can be chosen for this prestigious group, as long as they grasp "big thinking" well. So - who will you include?

#bigthink   #brightminds   #startup   #deepthinking   #brainstorming   #helpingothers  

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"Instead, get inside your technology and make the kinds of choices that only a human being can about how it fits into your life. And if it doesn’t grant you access to the settings you need to make it work for you, then dump it. Because otherwise, you’re working for it."

A fascinating article on the need for each of us to reign in our personal technology to suit our needs and if it doesn't allow us to do that, it's time for an upgrade. 
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Happy Lunchtime All! Who doesn't love a good reading list? This one is just a liiiitle different, still beach ready but not your average sandy reads! 

How about you? Have you developed a summer reading list? Any recommendations on good reads? I'm always up for those! 
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough, This Will Make You Smarter by John Brockman, Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh, The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Story of the World's Most ...
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FINALLY! So excited to introduce my new blog and rebrand! Come join me over at Ink & Folly!

For my first(ish) post, a nod to +Daniel Ely Rankin and a book he shared some time ago that I finally got around to reading. A discussion on how education has changed and the direction it's going. I'm excited to utilize tools like +Codeacademy and +Treehouse to push my learning into high gear! 

What do you think? Is this online education a viable way to break into a new industry? (I know I certainly hope so!) Do you think these tools are helpful? Useful? I know I LOVE working with them, is it just me? I'd love to hear what you think!

#coding   #learning   #codeacademy   #treehouse   #learning   #futureed   #education   #hackyoureducation  
So, we got news that congress, yet again, failed American students and allowed the interest rates on federally subsidized loans to double to a ridiculous 6.8 percent. As a former student who took on a federally subsidized student loan, I can attest to how much that loan helped me out in college.
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+Stewart Gee I've seen where I can get a certificate through certain programs. I really like that, it's something that I can have and publish in my resume to show that I've gained skills in a somewhat formal setting. 

I agree, I think at some point there will be a somewhat standardized framework that these online learning areas conform to. I think that could be both good and bad, we'll see!
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I decided to give up lifestyle blogs for lent. Sound strange? It really is. Read how it's going and link to original lenten post on the blog this evening. 

How about you? Thoughts on blogs and how they effect our view of the world? Have you noticed your thoughts being influenced as you read something regularly, sometimes not for the better? Do you think it's a problem that people edit their lives so completely online? 
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life is only beautiful when messy.  messy is the 3rd dimension that gives our life variety and interest.
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I've been reading so much about rape and survivors and perpetrators and statistics and, cat calling and etc, and etc, and etc, and etc... that I feel like I've glossed over the fact that it's a person. This is just sososososos beautiful. #women #stoprapeculture #slampoetry  
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Lost in ladyland. You know, sometimes it's just really hard being a girl. All these dumb societal things that one is expected to care (and more upsettingly worry) about, I'm just no good at it sometimes. I think I'll take a simpler route, thanks. 
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I think a long term view of beauty and health is paramount.

I loved the read. I think social pressures on women (mainly intrapersonal and from other women) are largely negative. This would should aspire to so much more.
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Scenes from the weekend, goodbye sweet sea breezes! 
We have made it home and are in vacation recovery mode. You know how that goes: finishing laundry, cooking for the week, preparing for the week back to work in full force. After every relaxing vacation, one must bring oneself back to the real world. A relaxing vacation it was indeed!
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I've been in love with "iPhoneography" for quite some time, especially right now as I'm between "real" cameras. Now that #vsco  has released their grid, I've been digging deeper into the app. I REALLY love it! If you're in the market for a fantastic app that does a little bit of everything and recreates beautiful old films.

#iphone   #iphoneography   #apps   #photography   #mobilephotography   #mobileapps  
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So, to elaborate on my previous thoughts ...

When it comes to photography, there is always the thing itself. It is an image of a prior moment in time. It may be composed poorly, or overexposed, but it is the visual manifestation of a memory. That alone can make it incredible regardless of the technical quality of the image. When I got married we hired a very good photographer, but many of my favorite pictures are the ones taken by guests. They are the ones that capture a moment or my memory most vividly.

Then there is what it can be. In the case of photography with a "proper" camera what can a photo be? There is as much that a photo can be as a novel. It can be a love song, or a call to riot. Maybe it is a triumphant cry, or it is the tear of loss. Might it inspire or motivate? Whatever it is, it is a story. It is the story of the photographer in that instant. It is the story of what they were thinking and feeling, or just as likely, what they wanted the viewer to feel or think. It is the story of how the creator lit the subject to draw just the right amount of attention from the viewer and how they composed the image to direct the eye where they wanted. It is the story of how they culled and processed and edited and presented to make the viewer see a specific thing in a specific way.

Ultimately, it is the story of how, for just a moment, the photographer stole your eyes and filled them with precisely what they wanted you to see, and nothing else.
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A fantastic example of a simple, functional and ultimately beautiful design for a need that every portable owner faces. 
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Brilliant!

"The most common approach to forming a new habit is to attempt to create it with a single leap from your old way to the new way, without any transition period. You smoke and you want to quit smoking. You drink coffee and you want to cut it out of your diet. You don’t exercise and want to join the gym to exercise on a daily basis. To achieve your goals, you rely on commitment and willpower.

But as you have experienced time and time again, your willpower will dwindle a few weeks down the road (if you survive that long) and drag your commitment down with it, leaving you with your old ways… if not worse!

That’s because to go from one way to a totally new way is unnatural. It comes as a shock to your mind, body and soul and they will fight fiercely to return to a way that is familiar to them."
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Haider Al-Mosawi from Personal Growth Map. Forming new habits is often seen as a huge commitment that only a few fortunate souls – blessed with a naturally high dosage of willpower – can ever accomplish. The rest of us can only content ourselves with silly ...
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Creative Entrepreneur and Freelance Writer
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Writing, Social Media, Photography, Design, Art Direction, Editing
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  • Ink & Folly Creative
    Creative Director, 1999 - present
  • Apple Inc.
    Family Room Specialist, Genius Administrator, 2009 - 2012
  • Urban Outfitters
    Visual Artist, 2007 - 2010
  • The East Carolinian
    Production Manager, 2006 - 2008
  • East Carolina University
    Graphic Designer, 2005 - 2008
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Charleston - Chapel Hill, NC - Greenville, NC - Boston, MA - Cambridge, MA - Atlanta, Ga - New York City, NY
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Wordsmith, Designer, Photographer. Lover of literature & clean lines. Purveyor of the creative and spinner of tales.
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My goal is to use my knowledge of social media marketing, blogging and branding to help artists fulfill their dreams. 


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Education
  • East Carolina University
    Journalism, Philosophy, Graphic Design, 2003 - 2008
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