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Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance.Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 19:56:31324401632
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and #Gratitude , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance. #women #womenongoogleplus #fabfems #female #femalesongoogleplus #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #googleplusengagers  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 17:49:2927121419
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #10 of 11 (or 12)Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:58:40146202
Patricia Pinto0Well, here's my circle of Random Wrimos. Apparently you can only share 500 people at one time (and I apparently have over a thousand), so I'll probably do another #nanowrimo circle share during lunch time or something. May the Muses be with you!2012-11-01 00:44:10500704
Ben Moody0My current #nanowrimo  circle. If you notice you're in here and shouldn't be let me know and I'll remove you. Mostly sharing this out so that people who are building huge circles like  me to watch others in their mad dash can snag it if they want to. This one started a bit ago from the circle +Sarah Rios shared out and I've been adding to it since. Also, if you want to be added to the circle let me know. I'll likely reshare it Nov. 2nd ( I need to get a good start on Nov. 1st :p ) if I get more than 10 or so more people into it by then :)2012-10-26 13:33:07418506
Crochet Along on Google+118Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you the +Crochet Along on Google+ Followers circle. This is all 117 people who have followed us and either are playing along or waiting for the right project to jump in for. I'm sharing in case you want to circle each other for some moral support. 2012-10-16 17:40:03117105
kat Folland12,222This is my NaNoWriMo 2012 Circle. Every person it is has confirmed that they are either participating in NaNo or want to be in the circle regardless of whether or not they participate.If you aren't in this circle, but wish to be, comment on this thread. Likewise if you're in the circle but have changed your mind. I will share an updated circle towards the end of the month. Happy writing, all!2012-10-09 01:21:16298906
Anna Mannino2,231Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).2012-10-02 04:30:31501501
Ben Langhinrichs3,812Young Adult AuthorsThis is a circle for authors of Young Adult books/stories/etc. It is intended to be used to find each other for writerly chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, the aforementioned young adults). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts recently or at all).Please re-share this circle with fans and other YA writers. Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2012-07-26 00:42:5196958
Gay USA Pages3,724Top RelevancyI've seen a couple of these now from folks like +Carter Gibson and +Farran Lee.  Thought I'd toss ours out as well for you!  According to Google+, these are the 99 most relevant people for us (100 if you include us).  There's a nice mixture of both pages and profiles in it.  A good chunk of the circle posts LGBT related posts and the remainder are either members of the community or friendly towards it... or of course, just generally awesome people we interact with.  A quick disclaimer: Before you add the circle, be sure to check them out.  I know there are a couple I'll have to mute a few of their posts because they post NSFW imagery on occasion, but it is sporadic and the rest of their posts are suitable so no need to worry too much, but want to make sure you're forewarned, just in case when you add them its one of those sporadic moments! If you'd like to share yours, go to your circles page, click on "Your Circles" (if not selected already) and then change the drop down to "Relevance" (again, if not already that way) and create a circle with the first 99 people. Then share away!  Why 99?  If you include yourself, that's a pretty 100 people.  Not only is it a circle that isn't overwhelming, but it is also a small enough amount you can let them know that they're relevant to you... like you all who got a notification about this circle.  :)   #lgbt   #circleshare  2012-07-24 18:29:0010023218
Al Navas3,592This Circle should contain only (?) translators. If I included you here, and you are not a translator, please let me know in the Comments below. Thanks!I have been curating the Circle, to separate interpreters from translators from localization professionals.Please share widely, announce to your friends and fellow professionals, and participate.I will continue curating as time permits - therefore, stay tuned!2012-05-09 12:42:53122111
Al Navas0My Interpreter and Translator Circle.Welcome all new interpreters and translators to Google+! Our community is growing each day. As a newcomer, you can add this Circle to your Circles, and you will be able to see everyone's posts - that is, the posts of people who post.A big Duh - right! - because many people are still not posting. In fact, I encourage you to post, and to make Google+ your home. We have a lot of interaction going on, and you can also benefit from others' posts, and by interaction with fellow professionals like you do not get elsewhere.This Circle contains 500 fellow professionals. Why 500? Because that is the maximum a Circle will hold.This means I must split the Circle into three: Interpreters, Translators, and Localizers. 'Tis time to do some Circle Curation.While you are looking at this Circle, please consider also looking at our #EPT initiative, at https://plus.google.com/b/103996224417686513632/103996224417686513632/about/p/pub. And please consider participating in our Interpreter and Translator Hangouts on Air on Sunday afternoons. While at our page, please take a look at the videos we have posted - the page is also the archive of all our hangouts.Also, if you have questions about the #EPT initiative, please contact one of the team members: +Gerda Prato-Espejo , +Esther Navarro-Hall , or +Al Navas .Enjoy!.2012-04-12 16:40:24500420
Al Navas3,300Welcome, all new Google+ users!If you are an #interpreter , #translator , or #localization professional, you will want to add this Circle to your Circles.Question: Why would you want to add this Circle?Answer: Adding the Circle means you will immediately be able to see the posts by interpreters and translators worldwide! In other words, if you are a new member of Google+, you will no longer be alone - you will have a lot of reading - we encourage you to share, as much or as little as you wish.Welcome aboard!We will hold the next session of #EPT Interpreters and Translators on Air on Sunday afternoon, at 3pm New York time. The topic is Bloggers share their experience and knowledge.Please read the details of this upcoming hangout at:https://plus.google.com/b/103996224417686513632/103996224417686513632/posts/PjtJETHNbc12012-03-31 17:47:53480121
Al Navas2,827Welcome to all interpreters, translators, and localization professionals.We have several new professionals in Google+. To get you started I share my Interpreter/Translator Circle. By adding this Circle to one of your Circles you will immediately start seeing content posted by fellow professionals around the globe.With thanks to +Gerda Prato-Espejo for curating this wonderful Circle!.2012-03-15 17:52:30465015
Tyler Smith45My translation circle has grown a lot in the last few days. Here it is again.Please leave a comment if you'd like to be added to this circle! It will be shared again in the future as it is updated. #translation #localization2012-01-19 09:57:511601051
Tyler Smith45Here's my first go at sharing a circle of Translators. It's a new circle for me, so it will change as I spend some time curating it and identifying active contributors. I'll post the fresh one periodically. If you are a translator or if you know any translators, please let me know and I'll add you to the circle. Also, if you have a translator circle of your own that you're willing to share, I'm definitely interested. #translation #localization #language2012-01-18 01:54:0525201
Susan Ee0Happy NaNoWriMo! Here is a circle of 500 NaNo writers. Write on!2011-11-03 00:28:59500204
Ashley Wade35pt 2Ashley Wade shared a circle with you.2011-11-02 03:51:16403011
Elizah Kirt36I think this is the largest NaNoWriMo circle I have seen!2011-11-01 21:11:40501613
Anna Mannino (GoNoAMMo)213This is my current count of the NaNoWriMo challengers this year. I know there are more of you!Remember, there will be an ongoing Google+ hangout the entire month, as well as live streaming, you can pop in and out as needed and get a support group for your Novel no matter what you're writing about!Let me know if you would like to be added in. ^_^Anna Mannino shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 20:54:004541843
Dimitar Tsonev1,403NaNoWriMo circle.Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 18:58:1991001
Danielle Bowers3,646A little more than one day remains until the start of NaNoWriMo. Here is my updated list of Google+ participants. If you want to add me as a buddy on the NaNoWriMo site, here is my profile. http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/danielleebowers/ Good luck everyone!Danielle Bowers shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 18:43:49911436
Nicole Rivera0Here's my NaNoWriMo circle 390 writers, supporters and fellow lunatics STRONG!! Best of luck everyone - I'm looking forward to my first adventure :)Nicole Rivera shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 05:38:03390906
Danielle Bowers3,521We're less than a week until the start of NaNoWriMo, is everyone ready? Here is my current NaNoWriMo circle, everyone who asked is in it. Get your coffee stocked up, a cushion on the computer chair and a maid for the house...it's almost time to start!Danielle Bowers shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 18:25:41821001
Wataru Tenga0TranslatorsWataru Tenga shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 11:28:233031284
Trudy Connor14NaNoWriMo is coming I hope we will all accomplish our goals.:DTrudy Connor shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 13:33:5289023
Kimberly Froiland0I am really starting to love google+. This is one of my crazy-big NaNoWriMo circles. If I have included you in this fantastic group and you don't want to be here, please let me know so I can move you to a more appropriate circle.Kimberly Froiland shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 14:30:535001514
Danielle Bowers3,169My updated NaNoWriMo participants list. If you aren't on it and want in, just comment here!Danielle Bowers shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 16:22:37561401
Charlotte Abel88Ben Langhinrichs shared this circle of YA writers.Charlotte Abel shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 19:35:5179101
Ben Langhinrichs1,541YA AuthorsThis is a circle for those who write young adult fiction. It is intended to be used to find each other for writing-related chit chat and advice, to get to know each other, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, even the aforementioned *young adults*). This list is growing, but I have found that many YA authors started G+ accounts and then never used them, at least not for public posts. I've tried to only add people who have posted in September/October.Please re-share this circle with fans, other YA writers and young people who have snuck on to Google+ or slipped in after turning 18. Let others who belong on this list let me, +Ben Langhinrichs, know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.Ben Langhinrichs, young at heart, shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 13:13:26822211
Elizabeth Marcellin21Writers and Authors from all around the worldElizabeth Marcellin shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 13:45:54500204
Andy Rane84Check all of the wonderful folks in my Writers circle. Great people, great writing.Andy Rane shared a circle with you.2011-10-11 23:32:48287000

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2014-09-28 22:18:43 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Anybody know what kind of bowls these are? We have two round ones and two with the spout, and two oval plates. Are they a type of set of something?

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2014-09-29 02:14:38 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-16 01:05:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

I mean, like, did you READ Corinthians? "Love is patient, love is kind, love will punch you in the face and knock you unconscious..."

Totes what I said in my wedding vows, y'all.

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2014-10-29 23:09:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-29 22:12:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-29 21:18:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Instead of addressing the substantive issues raised by the Davis campaign ad, Abbott and the conservative media in tow (along with Mother Jones) wanted the public to believe, somewhat circularly, that Wendy Davis should be ashamed of using a wheelchair in her ad because wheelchairs were symbols of failure and impotence."

"And it reinforced something I had suspected about that empty wheelchair commercial: No one is actually offended by the image of a wheelchair; they are just uncomfortable with it..."

"Instead of addressing the substantive issues raised by the Davis campaign ad, Abbott and the conservative media in tow (along with Mother Jones) wanted the public to believe, somewhat circularly, that Wendy Davis should be ashamed of using a wheelchair in her ad because wheelchairs were symbols of failure and impotence."

"And it reinforced something I had suspected about that empty wheelchair commercial: No one is actually offended by the image of a wheelchair; they are just uncomfortable with it..."___

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2014-10-29 21:03:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Nope. Not panicking at all. (Sniffs) I got time.
Doesn't start til Saturday...😊😃😶😮😱😦😲
Tick tock...⏳
#NaNoWriMo

Nope. Not panicking at all. (Sniffs) I got time.
Doesn't start til Saturday...😊😃😶😮😱😦😲
Tick tock...⏳
#NaNoWriMo___

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2014-10-29 21:03:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Nope. Not panicking at all. (Sniffs) I got time.
Doesn't start til Saturday...😊😃😶😮😱😦😲
Tick tock...⏳
#NaNoWriMo

Nope. Not panicking at all. (Sniffs) I got time.
Doesn't start til Saturday...😊😃😶😮😱😦😲
Tick tock...⏳
#NaNoWriMo___

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2014-10-29 20:58:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

COME ON PEOPLE!!! We need 16 more. Let's make this happen!

COME ON PEOPLE!!! We need 16 more. Let's make this happen!___

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2014-10-21 16:11:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Jesus' love, even if it came with hard words, somehow always seemed and felt like love. People were seen. They were heard. They were touched. They were left with more dignity than when they started. I'm not sure LGBT people can say the same about their encounters with most Christians.

"Can they say it about you?

"So many believers want to make this all about sin, about the theology regarding homosexuality that they're claiming to be defending, but it really isn't. Regardless of where you stand theologically as a Christian, this is about treating all people like they are made by God and in the image of God."

"Jesus' love, even if it came with hard words, somehow always seemed and felt like love. People were seen. They were heard. They were touched. They were left with more dignity than when they started. I'm not sure LGBT people can say the same about their encounters with most Christians.

"Can they say it about you?

"So many believers want to make this all about sin, about the theology regarding homosexuality that they're claiming to be defending, but it really isn't. Regardless of where you stand theologically as a Christian, this is about treating all people like they are made by God and in the image of God."___

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2014-10-10 20:16:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

PRINCESS LEIA GOLD BIKINI CAT COSTUME.

PRINCESS LEIA GOLD BIKINI CAT COSTUME.___

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2014-10-02 04:28:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is me, but with trolls. I go to leave a perfectly nice, polite, agreeing comment on a friend's post... and boom! Irrational trolls show up to be irrational. And I can't get it through my head that I am not, indeed, the jackass whisperer...

This is me, but with trolls. I go to leave a perfectly nice, polite, agreeing comment on a friend's post... and boom! Irrational trolls show up to be irrational. And I can't get it through my head that I am not, indeed, the jackass whisperer...___

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2014-10-01 04:29:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#wearyoursuperheroes

#wearyoursuperheroes___

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2014-09-30 02:09:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-29 03:20:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I don't even have the words to even start on those bracelets.

I don't even have the words to even start on those bracelets.___

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2014-09-29 02:14:38 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-28 22:18:43 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Anybody know what kind of bowls these are? We have two round ones and two with the spout, and two oval plates. Are they a type of set of something?

Anybody know what kind of bowls these are? We have two round ones and two with the spout, and two oval plates. Are they a type of set of something?___

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2014-09-26 03:54:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-23 12:16:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I like this new rule, that only people who have had an abortion are allowed to comment on it or PASS LAWS ABOUT IT.

I like this new rule, that only people who have had an abortion are allowed to comment on it or PASS LAWS ABOUT IT.___

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2014-09-22 05:07:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read: there are only children who have not found the right book." - Frank Serafini. I loved this quote so much that I turned it into a poster, with characters from Where Are My Books? (first sneek peek!! My editor gave me permission :-)). Feel free to download this and other print-ready posters and activity sheets from my "For The Love Of Reading" resource: http://debbieohi.com/read

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read: there are only children who have not found the right book." - Frank Serafini. I loved this quote so much that I turned it into a poster, with characters from Where Are My Books? (first sneek peek!! My editor gave me permission :-)). Feel free to download this and other print-ready posters and activity sheets from my "For The Love Of Reading" resource: http://debbieohi.com/read___

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2014-09-22 04:42:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This sucks, +Etsy.

This sucks, +Etsy.___

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2014-09-19 02:53:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-17 03:26:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Last week, domestic violence was front-page news in America as the video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice beating his partner circulated online. Sunday morning news shows interviewed domestic violence survivors, social workers at domestic violence agencies, and even police chiefs about their departments' policies around domestic violence calls.

But in all this discussion about the realities of domestic violence, one perspective was clearly left out: the people who are imprisoned for defending themselves against abusers. Where are the stories about how the legal system often punishes abuse survivors for defending themselves, usually after the legal system itself failed to ensure their safety?

Many readers already know the name Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three who was arrested for firing a warning shot to dissuade her abusive husband from assaulting her. In 2012,... mehr »

Last week, domestic violence was front-page news in America as the video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice beating his partner circulated online. Sunday morning news shows interviewed domestic violence survivors, social workers at domestic violence agencies, and even police chiefs about their departments' policies around domestic violence calls.

But in all this discussion about the realities of domestic violence, one perspective was clearly left out: the people who are imprisoned for defending themselves against abusers. Where are the stories about how the legal system often punishes abuse survivors for defending themselves, usually after the legal system itself failed to ensure their safety?

Many readers already know the name Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three who was arrested for firing a warning shot to dissuade her abusive husband from assaulting her. In 2012, Alexander was found guilty of aggravated assault and was given a 20 year sentence. Her sentencing coincided with the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, drawing wider public attention than she might have received otherwise. People across the country rallied to her defense, organizing fundraisers and teach-ins and bringing media attention to the injustice of her case. Alexander appealed her case and was granted a new trial, which is scheduled to start in December 2014. The prosecutor has said that, this time, she will seek a sixty-year sentence for Alexander if she is convicted again.___

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2014-09-17 03:24:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This #book mural was created in Valencia, Spain, by Escif street art group http://ebks.to/1qaOW1s

This #book mural was created in Valencia, Spain, by Escif street art group http://ebks.to/1qaOW1s___

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2014-09-17 01:34:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

SPOILER ALERT: they grow up happy. OH, THE HORROR!!

SPOILER ALERT: they grow up happy. OH, THE HORROR!!___

2014-09-16 05:09:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So I spent the evening deleting/archiving old junk from my email inbox... my unread messages went from 2,300+ to 110. I think this is the first time in YEARS my unread emails have been under-the-multiple-hundreds.

This has seriously reduced my stress levels. (Look! ONE think I can control and stay on top of!)

So I spent the evening deleting/archiving old junk from my email inbox... my unread messages went from 2,300+ to 110. I think this is the first time in YEARS my unread emails have been under-the-multiple-hundreds.

This has seriously reduced my stress levels. (Look! ONE think I can control and stay on top of!)___

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2014-09-16 02:59:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-16 01:59:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Finally! Thank you!

Finally! Thank you!___

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2014-09-16 01:24:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I had an awful afternoon. Which has followed a bad weekend.

I am extremely tense, my anxiety is on hyper-alert; at least I'm aware enough to tell myself that's what happening. (I can identify it, even if I can't control it. So, like... that's something? I guess?)

I think a lightbulb went off this afternoon--I've been focusing on and thinking about partner abuse/domestic violence a lot the past week, thanks to the Ray Rice incident, victim-blamers asking "Why did she stay/marry him?", the #whyistayed  tag, and, through work, on Thursday I attended a (really good) workshop for religious leaders on domestic violence (if you're in Dallas, they're having another one this Friday: http://safeonsunday.eventbrite.com). Although reading the Why I Stayed hashtag feels good, in some ways (validation; I'm not the only one; it wasn't my fault; look at me know,... mehr »

___I had an awful afternoon. Which has followed a bad weekend.

I am extremely tense, my anxiety is on hyper-alert; at least I'm aware enough to tell myself that's what happening. (I can identify it, even if I can't control it. So, like... that's something? I guess?)

I think a lightbulb went off this afternoon--I've been focusing on and thinking about partner abuse/domestic violence a lot the past week, thanks to the Ray Rice incident, victim-blamers asking "Why did she stay/marry him?", the #whyistayed  tag, and, through work, on Thursday I attended a (really good) workshop for religious leaders on domestic violence (if you're in Dallas, they're having another one this Friday: http://safeonsunday.eventbrite.com). Although reading the Why I Stayed hashtag feels good, in some ways (validation; I'm not the only one; it wasn't my fault; look at me know, able to talk about it and be an advocate, especially at/through work), it has also been triggering... which I didn't realize had affected me that much, but clearly it has.

There is still the voice telling me it's my fault. Telling me depression/anxiety is my fault, because I didn't take my pill this morning. Because I haven't found a therapist yet (there's the regular you're-crazy-and-really-need-to-have-a-therapist reasons, and on top of that there's the two-deaths-in-the-family-in-less-than-a-year [and a child who won't let me cry if he's anywhere near me], moving to a new house, and because none of that is stressful enough, now we have AN EFFING DOG to train and deal with). Because I "should know better." Because years of being in an abusive relationship taught me that no matter what, it was always my fault.

My brain is broken. I should not have to hide it, or apologize for it. I should be able to ask for special accommodations when I need them (time away/alone; budgeting time and money for therapy--something that would be so much easier if we had any sort of universal health care or insurance-NOT-tied-to-a-job so that job changes didn't eff up your entire medical situation the way they do now.

I don't know if this is a little self-care vent, or a little mental health PSA. I hope a little of both.

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2014-09-16 01:06:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-16 01:05:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

I mean, like, did you READ Corinthians? "Love is patient, love is kind, love will punch you in the face and knock you unconscious..."

Totes what I said in my wedding vows, y'all.

I mean, like, did you READ Corinthians? "Love is patient, love is kind, love will punch you in the face and knock you unconscious..."

Totes what I said in my wedding vows, y'all.___

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2014-09-15 12:23:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Register to vote by Oct. 6.

Register to vote by Oct. 6.___

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2014-09-15 02:47:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Grr... doesn't let me use the photo of the modified jersey as the thumbnail... Kid should produce more "18004ACHILD" jerseys and sell them.

Grr... doesn't let me use the photo of the modified jersey as the thumbnail... Kid should produce more "18004ACHILD" jerseys and sell them.___

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2014-09-14 00:49:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-14 00:03:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Awesome!!! Love that pumping is getting this attention, and hope they make those darned contraptions more user-friendly!

Awesome!!! Love that pumping is getting this attention, and hope they make those darned contraptions more user-friendly!___

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2014-09-13 19:04:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"I don’t expect much. Just nodding and acknowledging my words would be enough. Instead, jumping in to explain what must have really happened before I can finish a sentence means that – whether you realize it or not – you’ve shattered an important bond and traveled the distance from friend to acquaintance."

"I don’t expect much. Just nodding and acknowledging my words would be enough. Instead, jumping in to explain what must have really happened before I can finish a sentence means that – whether you realize it or not – you’ve shattered an important bond and traveled the distance from friend to acquaintance."___

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2014-09-12 01:55:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-09 11:50:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is just another reason that I am a +Democratic Socialists. Corporations are, by definition, evil.

This is just another reason that I am a +Democratic Socialists. Corporations are, by definition, evil.___

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2014-09-09 02:13:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

God loves gays.

Because God loves everybody.

(Even members of WBC.)

God loves gays.

Because God loves everybody.

(Even members of WBC.)___

2014-09-08 22:59:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

In other news, I started re-watching Coupling.

1) Did not know it was written by Steven Moffat. Odd.

2) After watching SMASH, I have a hard time buying Jack Davenport as a dorky nice guy.

In other news, I started re-watching Coupling.

1) Did not know it was written by Steven Moffat. Odd.

2) After watching SMASH, I have a hard time buying Jack Davenport as a dorky nice guy.___

2014-09-08 22:51:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Still freaked out that the gas company here is called "Atmos."

They'd better not think about starting to make cars.

Still freaked out that the gas company here is called "Atmos."

They'd better not think about starting to make cars.___

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2014-09-08 02:20:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-05 13:46:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"In fact, the photo above is not of allegedly battered Officer Darren Wilson, but rather of now-deceased motocross rider Jim McNeil. McNeil, who was killed in an accident in 2011, sustained the injuries seen in the image above back in 2006."

I don't know what bothers me more: that people would be devious enough to spread this completely made-up claim, or that people would be stupid enough to think it could at all be possible that this was Wilson.

If anything remotely close to this has actually happened, why on Earth would anyone think the police department would have HIDDEN this information from the media?

Seriously, people...

"In fact, the photo above is not of allegedly battered Officer Darren Wilson, but rather of now-deceased motocross rider Jim McNeil. McNeil, who was killed in an accident in 2011, sustained the injuries seen in the image above back in 2006."

I don't know what bothers me more: that people would be devious enough to spread this completely made-up claim, or that people would be stupid enough to think it could at all be possible that this was Wilson.

If anything remotely close to this has actually happened, why on Earth would anyone think the police department would have HIDDEN this information from the media?

Seriously, people...___

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2014-09-03 15:26:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Clearing out my Evernote notebooks (to try to use it for realz this time), I found a past-due invoice... I should pay this.

Clearing out my Evernote notebooks (to try to use it for realz this time), I found a past-due invoice... I should pay this.___

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2014-09-01 18:44:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"So a kid is shot by police, and the community holds a candlelight vigil. Police show up at the vigil, including the officer who did the shooting, and tear down posters and break candles, just because... they can? When people get mad (because who wouldn't if the police showed up and vandalized an ongoing memorial), they start arresting people, including the mother of the kid who was killed. Nevermind that they were the ones instigating the people at the vigil. Now the mom is in jail and needs to be bonded out so she can attend her son's funeral. They need to raise $7500 to bond her out. If you have a few bucks, it'll help."

"So a kid is shot by police, and the community holds a candlelight vigil. Police show up at the vigil, including the officer who did the shooting, and tear down posters and break candles, just because... they can? When people get mad (because who wouldn't if the police showed up and vandalized an ongoing memorial), they start arresting people, including the mother of the kid who was killed. Nevermind that they were the ones instigating the people at the vigil. Now the mom is in jail and needs to be bonded out so she can attend her son's funeral. They need to raise $7500 to bond her out. If you have a few bucks, it'll help."___

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2014-09-01 17:22:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wow... an apology that actually apologizes?

Can we have more of these, please? 

Wow... an apology that actually apologizes?

Can we have more of these, please? ___

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2014-09-01 15:42:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

No, G+, YOU did not auto-awesome this photo. IT WAS AWESOME TO BEGIN WITH.

No, G+, YOU did not auto-awesome this photo. IT WAS AWESOME TO BEGIN WITH.___

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2014-09-01 00:39:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Fighting bad guys is exhausting, y'all.

Fighting bad guys is exhausting, y'all.___

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2014-08-29 15:43:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This addresses several issues I had with the nail polish.

This addresses several issues I had with the nail polish.___

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2014-08-28 20:04:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

You've probably seen the video by now, but you need to read the interview, too.

You've probably seen the video by now, but you need to read the interview, too.___

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2014-08-28 01:52:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

We need more of this.

And we need to be reminded that we CAN do and be this.

One can only stayed outraged at the shit storm of the world for so long before it starts to break ya.

Every once in a while, you gotta watch the world dance.___We need more of this.

And we need to be reminded that we CAN do and be this.

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2014-08-26 03:48:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"The real question is not: Was Brown a good kid? The real question is: How are police officers supposed to treat citizens?"

Taken from my sister's wall, where she wrote: "This article also reminds me of recent conversations I've seen on how "thug" is the new ("acceptable") code word for the n-word."

And this is how language evolves... and how words become slurs. We're doing it right now.

"The real question is not: Was Brown a good kid? The real question is: How are police officers supposed to treat citizens?"

Taken from my sister's wall, where she wrote: "This article also reminds me of recent conversations I've seen on how "thug" is the new ("acceptable") code word for the n-word."

And this is how language evolves... and how words become slurs. We're doing it right now.___

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