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Kathleen McDade
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I'm taking this Digital Literacies class through http://canvas.net. They lured me back over here to check the place out.
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Every once in a while somebody lures me over here. What's up?
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Same here.. I stumble upon Google+ now and then. And promptly forget it for afew weeks. 
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Why is it #007riday ? Google+ is weird.
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If you didn't know...sometimes I write about children's literature, too. In this post, I'm not impressed with the Boxcar Children graphic novels.
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If you saw my re-share yesterday about The Gap (https://plus.google.com/u/0/110384871092557872508/posts/8G3pDppMce4) , this is the Cult of Done Manifesto that was mentioned by +Wil Wheaton in that post.
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Kidical Mass Ride, May 24, 2014, 2 p.m.  Starts at Ventura Park Playground, SE 113th and Stark
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I'm announcing that I'm going to work. Even though +Aaron Hockley and +John Metta are probably the only ones reading this.
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I've just eaten my breakfast without using Facebook or Twitter at all (G+ is easier to access because I was already in Gmail.
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Gary Walter originally shared:
 
Amtrak clearly doesn't get it.

Case in point. There is a train that runs from Seattle to Portland, but it doesn't get into Portland in time for most day workers. If I want to ride the train from Longview, WA to Portland, a 50 minute ride, it will cost me $28 for a RT ticket. If I want to take my bike with me, they will charge me another $5 each way - for a total of $10 bucks.

100s, if not 1000s of people commute from this area to Portland everyday. If they had an earlier train, and charged a little less, I'm certain they could fill that almost empty train.

I looked at multi-trip passes, and other opportunities to save money. They don't offer a multi-trip pass from this area to Portland. What are they thinking?

Here's an idea. If the traditionalists at Amtrak don't get it, maybe the City of Portland, or Metro could subsidize the commuters. It will be better on the environment that eliminating plastic shopping bags, spending the money to build more roads and parking spots, and will benefit everyone.

It's a shame, really.
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I love that we have daily Amtrak service to and from Chicago here in my small town in Indiana. AND YET, it's not necessarily foolproof. Even if the train starts off for departure on time early in the morning, apparently Amtrak must yield to freight trains, so there are often significiant delays. If a person is planning just a day trip, losing a couple of hours on the way up is a major annoyance (or worse, if you're attending a ticketed event).
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Do you like home-grown tomatoes?
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I've read this before -- but it's exactly what I needed today!
Wil Wheaton originally shared:
 
This is Ira Glass talking to creative people about getting past The Gap. Every single creative person I've talked to about this has said some version of "I wish someone had told me this," so I'm posting it here in the event that one of you reading my dumb G+ stuff is sort of like me ten years ago.

...which is to say younger, thinner, and terrified about wasting your time making crap that nobody cares about.

I recommend printing it out and hanging it up in your creative space next to the Cult of Done Manifesto.
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Writer, mama, Xtracycle rider, bicycle commuter, cook and gardener
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    Anthropology, 1988 - 1992
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This park is a GEM. Typical playground for kids, bathrooms, gazebo with electricity, playing fields, and a fabulous nature trail up beyond the ball fields. My kids said, and I quote "Can we live here?"
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