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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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Sweet Californication

What? I'm the asshole, just because I say what's on everybody's mind?

What I learned about sex, love and my inner masculine through watching Hank Moody over the years…


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“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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Safe with me

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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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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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Sacred-Washing: A definition.


I’m surprised no-one has come forward and coined this term before, (I even Googled it to be sure) so I will go ahead!

Sacred-Washing: Sort of like “Green-Washing” but even better! You can potentially have “sacred sex” or “sacred connecting” with anyone, for any reason, as long as its called “sacred” and the people we “connect” with are “Gods” or “Goddesses”. (more…)

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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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Decisions, decisions

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety -Abraham Maslow

From my own experience so far in life I’m finding that I may as well step forward, every time. There is nothing safe in this world, it just feels safe until the illusion falls away, because nothing is permanent. I like the idea of stepping forward, because then it’s my choice, instead of being hurtled forward by the surprise of not being safe anymore. At least then, I can enjoy the illusion of feeling empowered and in control, through finally making the decision.

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Fidelity is a heroic achievement.


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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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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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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.

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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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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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Yet Another Ancient Manuscript Claims Jesus and Mary Magdalene Were Married and Had Kids


ANOTHER manuscript from a different part of the world tells the same story. Makes a lot more sense than the claim of a lifetime of celibacy. Mary Magdalene wasn’t a prostitute. That was said to discredit her. Many manuscripts claim her as one of the disciples, his favourite disciple even. Unfortunately the books that made it into the Bible were canonized and translated by man, not God, so we should be less frightened we might be wrong and more open to revisiting which books written by women, some of whom claimed to also be disciples, should also be included in the Bible, along with MANY other manuscripts written by men and women that corroborate so many stories about Jesus that the church left out because it didn’t fit in neatly and tidily with the “Crucifixion Story” or the “Son of God / Holy Trinity” story. And instead of reading translations of translations of translations, we COULD get access to some of the originals stored under lock and key in the Vatican by insisting, and translate them again. Because quite frankly, there’s a whole lot of people on this planet who believe word for word a lot of bigoted, sexist, racist, narrow minded nonsense from some letters cobbled together (for the best political gain) and poorly translated, used as a political/power tool at the time it was made and since then, that has caused people to kill each other for centuries now. And instead, we could have a Bible that is rich with Truth. Something that would bring us all together, not separate us. Otherwise, what’s the point!

If Jesus ever does come back, he will probably have a fit like he did in the temple and burn a bonfire of Bibles that claim to be “The Word of God”.

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Couple Self-builds a Simple, Cozy, Tiny Home


As more and more people want to live simply and sustainably, so many tiny homes are popping up, but these days they are usually out of the box or another company has designed them. The price ranges are outside of many people’s budgets. Couple Jess and Dan designed and built theirs themselves, together, on the cheap from reclaimed wood and gently used stuff off Craigslist. They live in just 125sq ft of space, and its pretty obvious that theirs is a pretty close relationship focussed on the more important things in life. It’s very sweet, and encouraging to see. (more…)

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6 Ways to Make Getting Up Early Work for You

When you try to change your morning routine, several obstacles will stand in your way. It’s possible to overcome them, however; the key is to start the night before. Julie Morgenstern — time management expert and author of Never Check Email in the Morning — offers six strategies to make getting up early work for you.

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Make Good Art

Are you creative? A photographer? Painter? Musician? A model? Or a makeup artist? A writer? Director? Designer? These 19 minutes will give you 19 years of energy and inspiration.
Neil Gaiman tells you how to get work and how to keep getting work, discusses the problems of failure and the problems of success, and ends by offering “the most important piece of advice” he ever got.
If you can carve out the time right now, watch the video right away; if you can’t watch it now, bookmark it. Whatever you do, don’t skip it.

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Neil Gaiman – Inspirational Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012

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