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First Lady Michelle Obama live in Manchester, New Hampshire owl.li/RPAN305aew0
Do not ever take her for granted.
I cried watching/listening.
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Hello Mary , please i would love to chat with you .
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I'd totally go birding rather than fishing, but dang. I'd go. If I could get childcare ... sigh
Enter to win a 3 night / 2 day all-inclusive guided fly fishing adventure at the Madison River Lodge in Montana, plus $300 Howler Bros Gift Card and Howler Bros x Smith Sunglasses!
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Owen is starting to understand money more and has been doing odd jobs beyond basic picking up laundry and toys for a dollar here and there. He wants to save up for things, but he also wants instant gratification (mostly minecraft skins and texture packs), and I've explained to him how, say, Best Friends Animal Society​ needs money to buy dog and cat toys so sometimes we'll give money to them.

I'd like to get him something like a give/save/spend bank for his birthday (e.g. moonjar https://goo.gl/b1F87R ) to help him differentiate between goals, but that also sounds a lot to me like telling him what he must and must not do with his money as opposed to just teaching options. Ideas about that? Other money-related give/save/spend or budgeting ideas for math-interested fives?
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+Jayme Brown Wow, that was true for me at 21 too! Have fun with your future!
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Bring Safe Water to Flint http://ow.ly/3yUpC9 I know and trust this fundraiser very well. - M
The people of Flint, Michigan have been poisoned by the presence of lead and other toxins in their water supply for the last 18 months. They desperately need access to clean water to try to prevent more damage, and I'm asking you to help. "Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body,...
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My kid is using his "kids mode" camera on my phone to take pictures of things that interest him. It's plugged into my laptop charging while he does this, so he's taking pics of things near me, so I checked via the usb cable to see what he's finding interesting. This is his hand, near mine, on my keyboard. Sometimes I'm startled at how my hands have changed within the past couple of years. Thanks, RA.
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Last year, Andy Weir was a software engineer who wrote sci-fi in his free time. This week, one of those stories, The Martian, comes to life in Ridley Scott’s latest blockbuster.
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+Mary Mactavish do you have an advice regarding 'The Martian' and 'modern action / adventure movies push my anxiety button'?
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My kid has "The Answer Book," pub'd in the 50s (https://goo.gl/NB6uSh) with a page on why humans want to visit the moon. It references "black shimmering clouds" rising from one crater. Were they hallucinating? What could that have been about? I know I have enough science/space nerd friends to give me a clue.
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Pasque flowers are in bloom at Praire Wetlands Learning Center in Minnesota. These delicate wildflowers are some of the first to bloom in the spring, even before all of the snow is gone!

Photo: Pasque flower by David Ellis/USFWS.
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Tagging +Island Vixen​ who loves a good yipyip
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"The Martian" Film: World Premiere in Toronto | V7 | NASA
Author Andy Weir, Weir's mother Janet Tuer and Weir's girlfriend Keri Kukral attend the world premiere for "The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto. NASA scientists and engineers served as technical consultants on the film. The movie portrays a realistic view of the climate and topography of Mars, based on NASA data, and some of the challenges NASA faces as we prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030s.

The Martian | Official Trailer HD | 20th Century Fox
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Now there is a man who looks very, very happy.

(Also I find myself noting that his girlfriend looks really rather a lot like his girlfriend from the comics.)
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I'm middle-aged and happy.
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I am in at least one science circle but I am not a professional scientist, I'm just a fangirl and communicator. 

I tend to be pro-science but anti-GMO, strong agnostic and hugely critical of religion but some of my best friends are religious. I will almost never discuss politics with libertarians, please go do that elsewhere. I'm sick to death of pseudoscience and anecdata.

Sometimes I post a lot, sometimes I'm busy with the kid and the autoimmune rheumatic stuff and the dogs and the *life* and don't participate as much. Sometimes I mostly just share links, sometimes I post baby pictures, sometimes I get really into discussing science.

If any of the above is a problem for me, it won't hurt my feelings if you don't follow me.
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Please don't message me in hangouts unless you already know me on- or offline, even a little, and know we have things in common. I'm not here to flirt and often don't have focus for random chats..
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