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Batgirl in Arkham Knight

This is a scene from the brand-new video game Batman Arkham Knight, in which Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), after she has been injured and is in a wheelchair, is held captive under the control of the Joker, and is made to

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Anagrams of my Name

The Ephemerist

Anagrams of “Stephanie Ann Mineart” via http://www.anagrammer.com/anagrammer/ THIRTEEN PAEANISM paeanism celebration of victory with songs and clamor. via The Free Dictionary HEPTAMETER (IS NAIN) Heptameter is a type of meter where each line of verse contains seven metrical feet. It

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2015-05-27 Recently Read

Wikipedia: Mudra A mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of

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2015-03-15 Recently Read

Susan O'Malley Poster

Cool stuff I’ve read recently. Andrew Keir: Split ink Fountain Printing ypically when printing, a single colour only is used in each ink fountain (pictures to follow), and while gradients can be printed using modern process colour printing – the

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2015-02-19 Recently Read

The New Yorker: R U There? “A new counseling service harnesses the power of the text message.” David Carr, New York Times: “Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself” “What took so long is that those in the know

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2015-02-09 Recently Read

Subtraction: Color Grading Movies How digital color manipulation of a movie can drastically change the tone and meaning of the subject. The Morning News: The Books A long and fun essay on the subject of a couple combining their library

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2015-01-29 Recently Read

Grantland: How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared As a member of more than one marginalized group of people, I can attest that these sorts of conversations with allies happen all the time wherein the needs of the marginalized group end up being

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Laws of Public Accommodation and the LDS Church Statement about “respect”

Laws of Public Accommodation state that you are not allow to discriminate in providing services to the public if you run a business that is open to serve the public. So if you bake cakes, or do wedding photography, or

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The Coolest Roadside Attractions In Every State

Via Buzzfeed – The Coolest Roadside Attractions In Every State. I need to update my ‘big things’ photos and Stephanie and I are up for a summer roadtrip, so – let’s go.

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Werner Herzog: Develop your own voice

Via Jason Kottke: 24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a

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Recently Read: Preserving Artist Mary Nohl’s Home

Via Hyperallergic: A Single Woman Is a Witch: Battling to Save the Art Environment of Mary Nohl Over a period of 50 years, the artist Mary Nohl transformed her yard as well as the interior and exterior of her cottage

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First snow of 2015

A few inches of light, fluffy snow.

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Myers-Briggs Personality Test Result

I don’t remember getting this test result in the past, but I’d have to search my Facebook timeline for the last time I took it to see. Who knows how long that test page will be around, so I’m copying

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Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art available for download

The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler art galleries put more than 40,000 works of art online that are downloadable for non-commercial artistic purposes. With a new year, the Freer|Sackler launches a new initiative: Open F|S. We’ve digitized our entire collection and today, we’re

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulins

Song writer Woody Guthrie’s new years resolutions as written in his journal for the year 1942. #19 is my particular favorite. Transcript NEW YEAR’S RULIN’S WORK MORE AND BETTER WORK BY A SCHEDULE WASH TEETH IF ANY SHAVE TAKE BATH

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2015

My theme for 2015 will be “Simplicity.” My goal to shed clutter in all areas – streamlining, simplifying, focusing on the important and finding a state of zen. Some things I hope I can accomplish: Be more active – painting,

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2014 Year in Review

For our household, the year 2014 was overshadowed by Stephanie’s mother passing away in mid-May from cancer. She didn’t want an obituary, funeral or memorial service, but I’m unable to let go of the year without acknowledging the kind of

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Annual “Best of” Lists for 2014

A small selection of “best of” lists from 2014. The Man Booker Prize – 2014 Finalists — awarded to The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel by Richard Flanagan Pulitzer Prize – The 2014 Winners Fiction Finalists —

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

This is my fourth consecutive win. It sort of feels a little less-satisfying that the others. For one thing, I’m writing something that’s intensely personal, so I kind of felt pretty drained by it. Also, there was a lot of

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The Naming of Cats

by T. S. Eliot The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed to memorialize people killed by prejudice against transgender and gender-variant people. It also raises public awareness of hate crimes committed against transgender people – an action the media doesn’t do well, as we saw

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M.r B Natural – a MST3K short

“Is that Liberace’s Mom?” IMDB: Mr. B Natural

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Book Cover and Current Word Count

The working cover I made for my 2014 NaNoWriMo novel. (Spoiler alert: some words might not actually be true.) Also, a handy graphic that updates with my word count so you can see what I’ve got going. I’m at 8670

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Benny – Little Game

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