Nataly Dawn and Lauren O'Connell, New Song

I've been a fan of Nataly Dawn for a while now; first came across her as a part of Pomplamoose. In the time honored tradition of marketing, it took me a thousand lyrical hits to the head to finally support her musical efforts in some way! Procrastination, thou name art Scott. That being said, I preordered the album for this song – AND now get my name printed in the thank you portion of the physical deliverable – turns out I'm into that sort of thing. Check her out, then join me so I can have some friend's names around mine; cause that would be even more cool. No matter what, enjoy the music!

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Death, life, thoughts, and a quote, not necessarily in that order

Expounding on thoughts from a recent post.

There's a lot going on in the world. There always has been, even though it seems sometimes that our moment on this plane of existence is more tumultuous than any other; and maybe it is to us personally. There is a universal certainty, though, that we cushion in beliefs of religion or stoic acceptance of inevitability, or we avoid thinking about alltogether for whatever our fears or reasons. I do not care for dwelling on the fact that one day I will cease to be in this state as I am now; that daily entropy takes it's toll and eventually there will be no fuel left for my spark. However, thoughts creep in around the edges, let in ever more quickly with each aching muscle or popping joint or grey hair, if one is still rooted to hold any color. But I steadfastly try and remember that this dawning of thoughts and emotions each day is a meal comprised of the tastiest decadent treats imaginable, and to savor every bit before the plate has been depleted. You could certainly counter that your plate is filled with ill palatable substances or that you have no plate at all, or that someone has tainted what was originally set before you. I can not deny that it is different for every one of us. I can only choose for myself how to move forward, because move forward we all inexorably will. Part of my journey is to reconcile a journey, to be called such, inevitably has an end. Words such as those below by Mr. Dawkins, that sparked this essay, give me solace. For any who find interest in the flickering light from my path, I offer it up for your consumption also. Peace and love, friends.

"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?"

Quote by Richard Dawkins from Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder.
Death, life, thoughts, and a quote, not necessarily in that order.

Expounding on thoughts from a recent post.

There’s a lot going on in the world. There always has been, even though it seems sometimes that our moment on this plane of existence is more tumultuous than any other; and maybe it is to us personally. There is a universal certainty, though, that we cushion in beliefs of religion or stoic acceptance of inevitability, or we avoid

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John Barrowman is Sparkly

Love John Barrowman. It will truly be a shame, and a lost opportunity, if he doesn't make an appearance soon!

As for 13, I'm over my initial chagrin that they cast it this time more as a statement and a stunt and am looking forward to how she does. Perhaps a statement/stunt is what it takes sometimes to move forward. As for people being upset at the decision OR those upset at anyone disagreeing with the new direction, it's a pretty big change; let it sink in to everyone. Let's remember why we care at all; a love of this wonderful Who universe.

Thanks +Jo Mills? for the article, from a FB post!

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John Barrowman dressed in a sparkly Tardis tutu to honour new Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker
Yes, you read that right

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Game of Thrones: Libertarian Edition

THIS. Totally this. 😉

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On Top of the World

A couple of feathered friends perched atop a pine tree. Edited in #Snapseed and applied #Prisma filter (#prismaspringlove).

#birds #naturephotography #topoftheworld

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If Congress was your coworker

I should have posted this on July 4th.
This would be even funnier if it weren't completely true. Sigh.

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Ultimate Geek Tagline

Thanks +Robert Partridge? for the find!

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Ultimate Geek Tagline by crazyshirtlady

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Great Viral Marketing for Spider-Man Movie

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2017/06/27/spider-man-coffee-prank-video

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Car Talk + Super Dwayne

So… been a while since we shared any silly shenanigans. +Keith Cramer has an Osmo ("motion without blur; action shots without shake") and prior to it's arrival we had a conversation that led into what to do with it. This also led to our buddy Dwayne from work strapped to the top of a jeep. 😉

#thecramerbrothers #cramerbrothers #flying #osmo #silly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJq_LZ7ng0

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Guardians of the Galaxy / Peanuts Mashup

Incredible mashup for an awesome movie franchise!

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Guardians of the Galaxy / Peanuts Mashup

Incredible mashup for an awesome movie franchise!

https://matthewjfletcher.tumblr.com/post/94635172907/guardians-of-the-galaxypeanuts-mash-up

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Poll for a friend – Spare a few seconds?

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Could you guys spare a few seconds and vote on which art piece(s) of a friend of mine you like out of these? She's trying to determine what things to make art prints of in the future. Thank you!

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Have your say: What is your favorite of the following:
Voice your opinion on the poll: What is your favorite of the following:

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Sunrise Out the Bedroom Window on a Chilly March Morning

Woke up this morning and +Rhonda Britton? pointed out there was a beautiful sunrise. I stumbled bleary eyed to the window and snapped a shot of the #backyard and #landscaping under the beautiful #sunrise colors. Used #snapseed to bring out the color and crop out the window reflection. By the time I got out the door for work, it was snowing like a blizzard! Gotta love March in #Indiana eh? Happy weekend everyone! ?

#beautyofnature #morning

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Streaming

The digital age inundates us with streaming audio, streaming video, quite literally an always on stream of content at our fingertips. Remember when stream was cool water over rocks and sand? The only song the sound as the current flowed over and around obstacles or as it splashed over your feet. The only video the sun's rays filtered through trees sparkling off the water and the shimmering reflection of the forest and sky overlaid on the smooth pebbles beneath the surface. Mother Nature's original always on, interactive app.

Thanks daughter +Maddie Cramer? for splashing through streams with me!
#turkeyrunstatepark #indiana #stream #thoughts #mothernature #beautyofnature

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The Return

Trees reach for the light, ever branching and budding arms striving to touch the heavens. Though tenfold generations of man may herald the way, the tree too must heed nature's ubiquitous call; upon that announcement abandoning their mighty postures and returning to the earth that bore them.

??? #tree #trees #forest #life #death #thoughts

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First Step

We start so many journeys carefully; considering each step and how to place our feet to keep from falling or getting dirty or wet or going off the beaten path. Sometimes the right path for us is over the bridge and sometimes it is through the woods. Sometimes dry on top of the rocks in the stream and sometimes soaking wet through the current. Start your journies with reckless abandon. Your paths will appear. They may also change. That's ok; it's part of the journey. ?

This pic is daughter contemplating the crossing of a small stream. At the start of the hike, she went carefully from stone to stone crossing dryly; by hike's end she was wading through ankle deep. I love the tall aspect ratio of the shot because it gives a better sense of the amazing landscape around us. Truly beautiful.

#turkeyrunstatepark #indiana #beautyofnature #thoughts

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Peacock

Hiding in the bushes at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. I can't help but photograph the beautiful blue on these birds.

"Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can’t nobody fly with all that [stuff]. Wanna fly, you got to give up the [stuff] that weighs you down."
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

#fortwaynechildrenszoo #fortwaynezoo #fortwayne #zoo #peacock

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Giraffe Mugging for Camera

This Reticulated Giraffe was actually taking advantage of patrons feeding it lettuce leaves supplied by zoo staff.

"Does the giraffe know what he's for? Or care? Or even think about his place in things? A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords. A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing."
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Keep on keeping on my friends!

#fortwaynechildrenszoo #fortwaynezoo #fortwayne #zoo #giraffe?

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Healthy Snack

Sumatran Orangutan enjoying a snack and chilling out at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

"As an orangutan cannot embrace higher mathematics or comprehend the architecture and operation of a computer, we humans – so good at loudly proclaiming our intelligence and applauding our own doltish displays of cerebral gymnastics – cannot begin to understand the true structure and functioning of the Universe."
John Rachel, 12-12-12

#fortwaynechildrenszoo #fortwaynezoo #fortwayne #zoo #monkey (not really!) #ape (really!)

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Gator!

My daughter is a great sport! She wanted nothing to do with this alligator regardless of the thick glass separating us from it, but she still let me snap a pic!

Thanks Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! If you know me on FB or Instagram, sorry if you see my pics multiple times. Eek

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#alligator #zoo?

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Halfdan & Fluffy Visit America

Ha! Was going through photos and stumbled across the story of +Halfdan Reschat? and +Fluffy McSharkah Khan? coming to America the first time in 2013 for New Year's. I think I captured their essence in cartoon form quite well. Hehe 😉

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Halfdan Coming to America
20 new photos · Album by Scott Cramer

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