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Carly Hill
Living, Loving, and Pursuing Happiness.
Living, Loving, and Pursuing Happiness.

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So much excellent food to be found here in #nashville , I don't know where to start. 

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Another excellent list for me to get started on. 

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It is my new goal to visit each and every one of these places.  Seven down, 14 to go. #Nashville #Food #drinks 

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Blue Cotton Candy: 2 oz Hpnotiq, 1 oz Vodka, Splash of pineapple juice, rock candy stick or cherry. ‪#cocktailfriday

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Think before you toss that bottle/cup/bag/cigarette butt out the window.  Where will it be in twenty years? According to research, possibly in your food:
When we pollute the sea, we pollute for a long time

At least 260 species of sea life are known to eat non-biodegradable plastic materials. In examining hundreds of lanternfish, Scientists found as many as 83 plastic fragments in their stomachs. These lanternfish just happen to be a major food source for tuna and mahi-mahi. Plastic in the ocean won't break down for 600 years. So at the rate we're going, we'll be eating our own garbage for a long, long time.

Info graphic ➜ - TED Talk ➜ - Article ➜

Image by Surfrider Foundation via and

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This is so awesome. Please take a moment to read:

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

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Embarrassingly guilty of some of these. Really good information.

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Help us stop an environmental catastrophe in Brazil!

Studies reveal that the revised Brazilian Forest Code proposal could have negative effects on an area roughly equivalent to Germany, Italy and Austria combined (more background here).

Send a message to the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff asking her to veto the changes on Brazil’s Forest Law!
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