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"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people." Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Recently visited Arran for a few days: what a fabulous place! Visited the stone circles at Machrie Moor: interesting stuff! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machrie_Moor_Stone_Circles

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Insight Timer for iPad - Meditation Timer on the App Store "Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Insight Timer for iPad - Meditation Timer. Download Insight Timer for iPad - Meditation Timer and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch." Insight Timer for iPad - Meditation Timer by Insight Network Inc https://appsto.re/gb/08ZYv.i Another brilliant #mindfulness app.

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I love Insight Timer

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BBC Arts - St Peter's Seminary: A new life for Scotland's greatest modernist ruin - BBC "Author Craig Robertson takes a visit to this controversial piece of Scottish heritage." http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2322D9tZhP7xmYNDzrRmQ90/st-peters-seminary-a-new-life-for-scotlands-greatest-modernist-ruin

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Going to see this on Saturday.

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More on Hinterland here: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/scotland-blog/2016/mar/22/st-peters-seminary-its-ruins-remade-by-rippling-spectral-light

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The aggressive, outrageous, infuriating (and ingenious) rise of BrewDog | Jon Henley "The long read: Once known more for its stunts than its beers, the ‘punk’ Scottish brewer is now the UK’s fastest-growing drinks company. You have a problem with that?" (by Jon Henley) http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/24/the-aggressive-outrageous-infuriating-and-ingenious-rise-of-brewdog?CMP=fb_gu

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It sold in a limited run of 11 bottles, each artfully stuffed inside a deceased wild animal – seven stoats, four grey squirrels – costing between £500 and £700. --- dead animals, really? :-/

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Well, I bought mine a couple of years ago & they're now about 4 times the price so they're doing pretty well - on their closed market at least

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Why some Great Depression photos were punched full of holes "FSA director Roy Stryker didn't just set aside rejected photos — he maimed them." (by Alex Arbuckle) http://mashable.com/2016/03/26/great-depression-killed-photos/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#rjaEwXrKSkqY

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Hinterland gets Festival of Architecture off to a dramatic start "★★★★★ NVA's event at St Peter's Seminary in Cardross marks the beginning of a long-term cultural development" https://www.list.co.uk/article/79414-hinterland-gets-festival-of-architecture-off-to-a-dramatic-start/ Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Hinterland last night, even though the weather was a bit wet. #hinterland

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George Carlin - Saving the Planet "George Carlin - Saving the Planet" http://youtu.be/7W33HRc1A6c Absolutely vintage Carlin!

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"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." W Somerset Maugham

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In Beverley Hills, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into television shows. - Allen, Woody #quote

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Quotes Internet on Twitter "“I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed. - Carlin, George #quote”" https://twitter.com/quotesinternet/status/713727471905013760

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He was one of a kind

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I wish he was still with us. He would totally smash Donald Trump.

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Same with Robin Williams, they both had great stuff on Reagan and Bush.

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Italian Parking "Sorrento, Italy." https://flic.kr/p/un7XQL

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A 224 word palindrome: "Dammit I’m Mad" by Demetri Martin Dammit I’m mad. Evil is a deed as I live. God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt. To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss. Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help? Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell. I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”. Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp, In my halo of a mired rum tin. I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin. Is evil in a clam? In a trap? No. It is open. On it I was stuck. Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web. Be still if I fill its ebb. Ew, a spider… eh? We sleep. Oh no! Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position. Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name. Both, one… my names are in it. Murder? I’m a fool. A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash, A Goddam level I lived at. On mail let it in. I’m it. Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet! A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name. Name not one bottle minus an ode by me: “Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog” Evil is a deed as I live. Dammit I’m mad.

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reminds me of Dostoevsky characters

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Ry Cooder - The Very Thing That Makes Her Rich "From "Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have A Ball", a film by Les Blank taped at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA on March 25'th 1987. Comment fro..." http://youtu.be/pRAg7ixYaeE One of my all-time favourite musicians. Brilliant song!

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"Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little." Tom Stoppard.

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it is pure euphoria when you read the right words in the right order

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It is indeed!

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"I don’t consider myself bald, I’m just taller than my hair." Seneca.

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hahaha, I'm gonna use this in my later years :))))))

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I've been using it for a while!

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Basil &Benaco70 "Verona, Italy." https://flic.kr/p/F5dQFQ My gnome having some craft beer in Verona. #gnome

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http://www.benaco70.it/

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No, Not Trump, Not Ever "Voters deserve respect, but this year, their candidate does not." (by David Brooks) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/18/opinion/no-not-trump-not-ever.html?_r=0

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Obama confronts heckler at immigration reform rally " " http://youtu.be/66R5UhnDlj8

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Very, very impressive.

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9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings "Reflections on the rewards of seeking out what magnifies your spirit." (by Maria Popova) https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/23/nine-years-of-brain-pickings/

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Be generous. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.

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The amazing ceiling of the Chiesa di San Fermo, Verona, Italy. https://flic.kr/p/Fd1ZvT

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how do they preserve the wood for so long?

 ‎· SaeedTheGiraffe ?
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Good question! Certainly didn't see any sign of woodworm!

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Any bloggers here? Thinking of blogging again and looking at Wordpress.org. Looks quite complex.

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I've been horribly lax, but I run WordPress on both of my sites. I haven't used Wordpress.org, but I think their set of JetPack tools looks pretty powerful for being free.

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Thanks for all the input. I'll need to research things a bit further. Found this useful: http://www.dearblogger.org/blogger-or-wordpress-better

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SonofGroucho on Twitter "“#NowPlaying You Shook Me (Live) by Joe Bonamassa ♫ https://t.co/0taFTpTXJL”" https://twitter.com/sonofgroucho/status/709129915967410176

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What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?

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one lights you up and the other puts you out, one likes joints the other works at a dressing room for models, the list goes on and on, I'm a bit sleepy can't keep up with it

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One is heavy and the other is a little lighter. :)

 ‎· Jenny H.
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Correct, Jenny!

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Anybody here use Ulysses? Used it a while ago and had synchronisation problems. Now seem to be sorted out and it's a really useful app. http://ulyssesapp.com/#main

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What does it do again?

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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Basically a text editor with lots of nice features.

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Ah. Yes, I think I heard some people who used to like Nisus Express use it. I haven't checked it out yet.

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As from May I will have quite a lot more time to myself. Thinking of start blogging again.

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The Last Supper "Verona, Italy." https://flic.kr/p/FarURG

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