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Alison Toon
Refugee camps, ISIS, Damascus, 1948… and revisiting Gaza

Apr 1, 2015
Refugee camps, ISIS, Damascus, 1948… and revisiting Gaza

As I read the news this morning about ISIS (IS) entering a Syrian refugee camp, the Yarmouk camp near Damascus, capturing and trapping around 18,000 people... and then reading that the camp has been in existance since 1948... it's horrific.Why, why, wh...

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Finding Our Way Now
Horse Tail Comes Full Circle #Story

-+*Do you have a fetish or a strong affinity for something? Of course you do. Mine happens to be horses. My story is called (a play on words) “Horse Tail” and what has happened to that affinity throughout the years. (Jeri, this is for you. I hope my “horse tail” makes you smile.) My Horse Tail...

Alison Toon
Marillion Port Zeeland weekend, 2015: photos!

Mar 30, 2015
Marillion Port Zeeland weekend, 2015: photos!

Marillion, Port Zeeland, March 2015Here are all the Toon's Tunes photos from the Marillion shows at the Port Zeeland weekend 2015:http://www.alisontoon.com/-/galleries/music/marillion/marillion-pz-weekend-2015 There is a sub-gallery for each eveni...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Ooh! Unfriended on Facebook!

Mar 30, 2015

Yes, JCGH did not fully appreciate the elegant symmetry and cosmic justice of the argument. Perhaps next time.I do not understand his inability to simply acknowledge the gravity of his colleague's crimes against a number of people, including me, even a...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Konshens – Do Sum’n

Mar 30, 2015

Intrigued after LaToya's class Thursday night at Sierra II to crash around YouTube and try to find some of the videos for the Dancehall tunes she played. (I know next to nothing about the field, so almost anything I stumble across is new). Found some o...

Marc Valdez Weblog
For The Moment, Caring For Bella, The Labrador Retriever

Mar 30, 2015
For The Moment, Caring For Bella, The Labrador Retriever

On Wednesday, she was over at my place. I didn't get much sleep (3 hrs), not because she was causing any problem, but because it was weird to have a dog there. Many walks, bleary-eyed playtime at 7 a.m. - I don't know if I have the stamina. She's a ve...

Just Paint It
Quick Wildflower Seed Favors

Mar 29, 2015
Quick Wildflower Seed Favors

Wildflower-Seed-FavorsMake some easy and quick favors with wildflower seeds, tags and a rubber stamp!

The post Quick Wildflower Seed Favors appeared first on Just Paint It Blog.


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The Blue Muse
Coming to terms with my seasonal selves

Mar 29, 2015
Coming to terms with my seasonal selves

Showed up at the airport for the first time since the beginning of the year, and understandably received exclamations of "Where have you been?!" "Haven't seen you in awhile!" "You been busy?" from friends at our first potluck of the season.One of my fa...

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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Mar 29, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Marillion, Center Parcs Port Zeeland, The Netherlands, March 2015A week ago today, I was in The Netherlands, enjoying, very much, the third day of the Port Zeeland (PZ) Marillion Weekend. It's a weekend like no other: three incredible shows by the band...

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The Blue Muse
Finding flow in collaboration

Mar 28, 2015
Finding flow in collaboration

We started after breakfast, me unpacking colored paper, a pad of poster-sized pages, and a collection of happy office supplies (highlighters, markers, gel pens, post-its, tabbies, and eraser tape, for those who like that sort of thing, like me).

On sheets of pink, green, purple and blue, I scribbled out our rough plot lines and...

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