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Nov12

“Victims Are Violent People”

I came across this today on The Work of Byron Katie’s facebook page. She often posts ideas that get me reevaluating everything:

victims are violent people - byron katie

I noticed my friend Kolby had responded: (more…)

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Sep2

The Midnight Planétarium Watch

Solar System watch clock

Ever since the first cuckoo clock I ever read about in a book as a child, I have been obsessed with perfectly hand crafted timepieces and the traditional art of clockmaking. And for as long as I have loved clocks I have desired one particular timepiece into existence that showed the position and rotation of our plants around our star. Every few years I’d search online to see if it had come into existence yet, and then today, by sheer luck I finally stumbled onto it without even searching!

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Aug16

We are the grand daughters of the witches that you could not burn.

Somos las nietas de las brujas que no pudiste quemar

via Twitter

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Aug15

The Secret Lake and a hidden place

The Secret Lake, Beloved Festival 2014
The Secret Lake, Beloved Festival 2014 (Tidewater OR)

I got back from Beloved a few days ago and intended to post privately here about the journey, but I’m finding it impossible to put it into words. It’s all sticky in my heart and mind still. I guess I’m still processing what happened there. I’m still processing even deciding to go at the last minute and see my previous partner there, in his element, connecting with girls who gathered around him a lot. It would have been a lot easier if he’d been less visible. And constantly bumping into him was weird in so many ways. I fell apart a few times only to be gently and patiently gathered up by the only person who has ever really understood me and never left my side. With his support I was able to more gently face my fears, stand tall and be strong in my own being, enjoying the juicy bounty of my favourite festival in the Universe. It was overall an incredibly positive, healing, bonding and magical experience returning to Beloved this year, which I feel this image gives a glimpse of. The photo isn’t manipulated at all by the way, it really looks like this at night. All the installations at Beloved had the ability to take you to another world, because they were so fantastical and unreal… (more…)

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Jun11

Fidelity is a heroic achievement.

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Dec19

Without suffering, would we have empathy?

The most beautiful people to be around are the ones with open minds

I know it’s not really related but it got me to thinking…

Do Psychopaths have a hidden suffering?

I often notice, with the surprising amount of sociopaths and psychopaths I’ve encountered in this short life, that they actually struggle with the inability to feel. They are willing to go to great lengths to feel something, even though nothing works, no matter how extreme their method progression runs. They are so intrigued by how much the rest of us feel and suffer that they often try to play with us and hurt us and watch us, like we are puppets… to try to imagine it, perhaps? (more…)

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Jul30

You Are a Heart Being

heart being
Declare amnesty for the part of you that you don’t love very well. Forgive that poor sucker. Hold its hand and take it out to dinner and a movie. Tactfully offer it a chance to make amends for the dumb things it has done.

And then do a dramatic reading of this proclamation by the playwright Theodore Rubin: “I must learn to love the fool in me — the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”

via Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology

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Jul30

My Life’s Ambition

One day you will learn to give and receive love like an open window, and it will feel like Summer every day.

Don’t follow the Summers; feel like Summer :)

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Jul27

What if you always took the ‘what if’ path?

ladybugI’m just noticing that I don’t recognise my life at all anymore. Nothing feels familiar about it. At all… like I’m living a totally alternate ‘what if’ life. (more…)

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Jun10

The Perfect Body Stereohype

I had noticed, though not paid much attention to this new fashion trend for women — no longer being pressured to look thin, but to have perfect cyborg bodies as if they were top athletes. Except that they’re not. To me its just another form of INTENSE pressure and control directed at women by the media and even fostered and encouraged by other women who do it, under the guise that “I will become more physically powerful and sexually appealing”. (more…)

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Aug13

How to reboot your Roku using the remote

Why_it_s_cool___Roku_Streaming_PlayerFeeling lazy? Here’s how to override and reboot a Roku 3 from your armchair using only the remote. Even if its frozen:

  • Press Home 5x
  • Up
  • Rewind 2x
  • Fast Forward 2x

Yay! :)

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Jul28

Incredibly affordable unlimited hosting

a2hostingI was with ANHosting for YEARS because of their great support, excellent bandwidth and super cheap unlimited package WITH the full cPanel. They recently got bought out by the much more expensive and well-known Midphase, so my package has been scaled down and the price has gone way up. I am really bummed about this, but will be moving over to A2Hosting as soon as my contract is over. A2Hosting, aside from the extremely similar name has an uncanny resemblance to ANHosting in their package offerings and the exact same prices, that I have to wonder if it’s somehow them, or an offshoot of them… I thought I’d give you guys a heads up. I’ll be moving soon. If anyone wants to leave comments here on their experiences with A2Hosting, that would be super appreciated!

You can check out their packages and prices: A2hosting.com. Their single domain package starts at $3.92/mo and their unlimited package (the one I’ll be hosting on) is $4.90/mo. Sweet deal!

Oh, and whatever you do decide to get, of wherever you go for hosting, be sure to get cPanel in your package, and not some fancy looking admin system that will completely limit your developer.

a2hosting discount code July 2015 SALEPS: I found a discount code you can use this month for A2Hosting Web Hosting to get 51% off: Dont forget to use the coupon code 51FAST to save on your first web hosting invoice!

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Jul21

Mosaic Moon – fine hand painted and hand dyed yarns

It’s hard to believe I was gifted this highly coveted skein set and it’s in my mitts! This gittery hand-crafted mini skein set made by Morwenna Palmehn of Mosaic Moon™ was inspired by the 4th Dr. Who’s scarf. I’m thrilled to be working on her new line of packaging to go with her lovely logo designed by the illustrious Echo-X, and soon a new website will be in the works too! The colours are truly amazing. I’m a little bit intimidated by the yarn (due to my rather average knitting skill) and hope I don’t waste it on the wrong project. But I’m going to do it anyway!!!

These scrmuptious sets would make some amazing Whovian socks, mitts, even a stripey sweater!  All 7 colors of the 4th Dr.'s scarf in mini skein semisolids with the brand-new '4th Doctor's Scarf' colorway.

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Jun21

Jacob’s Well – one of the most dangerous dive spots on the planet

The largest underwater cave in Texas has been known to swallow people whole, it has also provided a nearly non-stop source of water for thousands of years. Jacob’s Well is an amazing sight to see, as the water from deep within the well pools out into a natural spring that runs off into Cypress Creek.

Jumping into Jacob's Well, Texas

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Apr21

DJ Arch JR – My DJ King of Kwaito

RAD!!!!! This 2 year old South African DJ is really feeling it! If you don’t know what Kwaito music sounds like, this is it! Kwaito emerged in Johannesburg in the 90s, and is a variant of house music, but with African sounds and samples.

You can find him on FB as Dj_arch_jnr! He is the world’s youngest DJ.

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The back story:

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Apr8

SOLVED: How to fix a bluetooth mouse that keeps disconnecting in Windows 8 & 8.1

So many perfectly good bluetooth mice are sent back to the manufacturer for randomly disconnecting, when in fact they are working 100% fine. Most of the time its not the mouse, but Windows 8 that’s causing the problem. Here’s how I fixed it: (more…)

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Mar21

Best, Affordable Stock Photography Resources

Just like typography, the quality of your stock images can make or break your designs. You can get a year of unlimited royalty free stock image downloads from GraphicStock for a flat $99 with my code: graphicstock.refr.cc/277VT7K, or buy them for a dollar an image at dollarphotoclub.com. I use both. If you need an invite code for dollarphotoclub, let me know.

Stock Photo Discount Code

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Mar21

Beth Moon Spent The Last 14 Years Photographing The World’s Oldest Trees

Mesmerizing black-and-white photographs of the world’s most majestic ancient trees. A must-have book for my collection.

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Feb18

30 Gorgeous Free Web Fonts

It’s hard to wade through the thousands of amateur web fonts to find the ones you can use to sharpen up your designs. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the greatest free web fonts from around the web to get you started.
Here are 30 beautiful fonts to get you started…

Jura comes in four different weights, so it will work anywhere

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Jan9

90% off VideoBlocks Coupon

video-blocks-logoHere it is! I spent a week downloading countless gorgeous stock videos like this one for free from Video Blocks by signing up and cancelling my subscription within the week.

video blocks 1 week free trial

However if a week isn’t enough for you, you can use my referral link to get 90% off Video Blocks usual yearly plan – usually it costs $79 a month for unlimited royalty free downloads or $474 per year so this coupon is essential.

Download from over 100,000 Stock Videos, Production Music, AE Templates & more! Here’s a coupon for a 90% discount: http://videoblocks.refr.cc/TXJVD8Q.

And if you’re looking for the same massive discount for royalty free stock photos, stock illustrations, icons in high res and vector format – check out my other post.

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