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  1. Facebook Happy Birthday Posts: No more, Capish

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    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I’ve made my LAST Happy Birthday Facebook wall post. I’m done with making Facebook wall posts wishing my friends happy birthday. Don’t misunderstand. I think wishing people, particularly friends, a happy birthday is very important....
  2. The Word for 2014 :: Decision

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    It’s time to make goals for the new year! Or in most cases, WAS time like a month or more ago. I am constantly struggling with keeping up, procrastination, and laziness. Although many people think I should slow down as I am always thinking or working on something. As you...
  3. The Second Annual First Morning Celebration 2014

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    Two years ago on New Years Day 2012 I wrote about how I was going to celebrate the new year in 2013 by getting up and watching the sunRISE. I wrote about that and how I was going to call it the First Morning Celebration 2013. And a year later,...
  4. Using Photographic Filters – Inauthentic Photography?

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    This sunrise was “wow” worthy, catching my attention. But the filter was OMG! I was traveling south on the I-10 this morning, and the sun was just about to rise. It was pretty impressive. Sunrises tend to get our attention. The Bible says the skies DECLARE the glory of God...
  5. How I Use Instagram for Real Time Events

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    And why Instagram is the platform for real time event viewing It recently occurred to me that Instagram is far more than just a teenager’s photo sharing site. I actually knew that over a year or so ago when I signed up and started to capture and share my world’s...
  6. Three Exercises That Squash Procrastination

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    Getting started and staying with it, consistently This is the year to DO. I began this year with a word of emphasis rather than a stated goal. It’s September and I am asking myself what have I DONE and what am I going to do? As slow as it sometime...
  7. The Story Behind the Hang Ten Pictures

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    What has become my M.O. began in the desert If you are a Facebook friend or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you have seen them. And even knowing me, you wonder what is THAT all about. You know, the surfing pose thing. It’s a common question. Here’s the story...
  8. My 2013 WORD for the Year: DO

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    The toughest word yet: DO Resolutions are set-ups for failure. Even goals most often are de-motivating when applied to new starts. The concept of choosing a word (or 3 words for many) to focus oneself for the year seemed a very cool idea when I first read about it in...
  9. That Word Why!

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    I had no idea that choosing the word Why as my focus word for 2012 would be as significant as it is turning out. Since putting that out there, I have continually been challenged with why. Why am I doing this blog? Why am I so stubborn; why so lazy;...
  10. The Tom Thumb Hike :: Scenic North Phoenix Valley!

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    First hike of Tom Thumb Trail, North McDowell Mts. Last week I hiked the Tom Thumb Trail located in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. A friend had recently mentioned the hike and said it was really scenic and fun. I found directions in a Yelp report but was told by a...
  11. 2012 :: What’s the Word?

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    This year there is only ONE word — WHY The concept of choosing words of focus for the coming year seems to have really caught on since I first read of it three years ago. In those three years I’ve chosen words significant to me each January. In a previous...
  12. Happy 2012 Morning

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    Announcing the First Morning: Friends, Breakfast, Coffee – and a sunrise. I woke to this first morning of 2012 and it was early, like dark early. The sun was going to rise soon and it hit me. Celebrating the morning of the beginning of the year is far deeper than...
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