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Went to see Testament of Youth today. Extremely impressive performances.
How does it compare to the book? I'm still interested, I'm just curious. - bentley
I've not read the book. My wife has just downloaded it to her KIndle! - Son of Groucho
I read it when I was still book blogging. http://betsyda.com/randomd... There may be spoilers (can there be spoilers in an autobiographical book?). - bentley
Big Joe Silence
“As individuals, we are amazing, spiritual, talented, inspirational, and sublime. As a species, we are little better than cockroaches.” -- Ray Bradbury
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Sadly so. - Son of Groucho
Victor Ganata
Happy new year everyone!
Happy new year, Victor :) - Eivind
Happy 2015, Victor! - Technodad
Happy New Year, Victor! - Anne Bouey
Happy new year! :-) - Maitani
Happy New Year! - RetiredTeacherD
Happy New Year, Victor! - Son of Groucho
Anne Bouey
Happy New Year from Murphy's Irish Pub!
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Happy New Year, Anne. - Micah
Happy New Year's, Anne! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy New Year, Anne! - vicster
Happy New Year, dear Anne! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Happy new year, Anne. - Stephan from iPhone
Happy new year! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, wonderful Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy 2015! - Son of Groucho
Happy New Year, lovely Anne! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy new year, Anne! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Mark H
There's every chance it's 2015 now.
Happy New Year Mark H. - Mike Nencetti
Hppy new year - Halil
Happy New Year's, to you and the missus! :) - Jenny H. from Android
*checks who's commented/liked so far* Thank you Americans, Brits, Europeans, and Iranians of FriendFeed. This place still gets me right *here*, - Mark H
Not here yet!! .... Happy new year Mark ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Happy new year, Mark! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy New Year Mr H!!! 😃 - Son of Groucho
Happy new year, Mark! :-) - Maitani
Happy New Year, Mark! - Anne Bouey
Son of Groucho
Merry Christmas!!!
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we need a NY updated mug shot! - Halil
Happy New Year! :) - Eivind
Happy New Year, Eivind. @Halil: your wish is our command... - Son of Groucho
Maitani
Christmas Tree 2014
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Merry Christmas, Maitani! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas to you too, Jenny! :-) - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Greg GuitarBuster
Merry Christmas, Greg! - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Merry Christmas Maitani :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Merry Christmas, Maitani! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas, Gordon, Sepi, and Anne! :-) - Maitani
Merry Christmas :) - Eivind from Android
Eivind! Merry Christmas, I hope the two of you are having a wonderful holiday season. :-) - Maitani
Maitani Good happy new year and merry christmas - ramazan cekic
Merry Christmas, dear Maitani! - mina_sydney from iPhone
A Christmas tree with real candles! Beautiful! :-) - Amira
Merry Christmas, Mina and Ramazan! - Maitani
Thank you, Amira. In our family we always have had real candles. :-) - Maitani
Maitani çok merci merry christmas - ramazan cekic
Micah
Christmas cheer to everyone. :)
Merry Christmas, MICHAH. :D - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas, Micah! - Tamara J. B.
Merry Christmas Micah. - Me
Merry Christmas backatcha! - Corinne L
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Merry Christmas! - Anne Bouey
Mary B: #TeamMonique
Merry Christmas if you celebrate, happy Thursday and a healthy, happy 2015!
Merry Christmas, Mary. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas!
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Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas - Steve C Team Marina
Merry Christmas, Anne! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Amir
Merry Christmas, Aunty Anne :) - Pete
Merry Christmas, lovely Anne! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas, Anne :) - Eivind from Android
Merry Christmas, Anne xx - Melly
Merry Christmas, Anne. - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Merry Christmas! - vicster
Merry Christmas, Anne! - Corinne L
Merry Christmas, Anne! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Stephen Mack
Merry Xmas, FF!
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Merry Christmas! - Rodfather - Amir
Merry Christmas, Stephen, Sammy and Sophie! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Merry Christmas you lovely people :) - Pete
Merry Christmas! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas, Macks :) - Eivind from Android
Merry Christmas! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Melly
Merry Christmas, you wonderful old building and loan! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Merry Christmas to you and the kidlets, Stephen! - vicster
Merry Christmas, Stephen! - Corinne L
I hope all you fabulous people have a completely wonderful day. <3 - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Merry Christmas, Stephen! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Melly
Merry Christmas from The Doyle's! http://instagram.com/p...
Merry Christmas from The Doyle's! http://instagram.com/p/xAidrZmy-d/
Melly - I mean Merry - Christmas to y'all! - Larua Boats from Android
Merry Christmas! - John (bird whisperer)
Merry Christmas! - Galadriel C. from Android
Happy Mellymas! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Merry Christmas! - bentley
Merry Christmas! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas, y'all! - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas to you all! Xoxo - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Me
Bruce Lewis
What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Fast Company | Business + Innovation - http://www.fastcompany.com/3025957...
What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
""Those who had exercised during the preceding month but not on the day of testing generally did better on the memory test than those who had been sedentary, but did not perform nearly as well as those who had worked out that morning."" - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
Interesting! - Son of Groucho
satine
severim - Widfara
Great song! Love Alanis! - Son of Groucho
Hele ki flea'nın bir bass çalışı vardır burada. yinmez ki ne yinmez! - ilahipower
Son of Groucho
When He Says, ‘I’m A Human Being,’ I Tear Up, Too - http://www.upworthy.com/when-he...
When He Says, ‘I’m A Human Being,’ I Tear Up, Too
"“It's really humiliating to be shaking a cup 24 hours a day and people just look at you like you some kind of little bum. ... I have had people that walk past me and say, 'Get a job, bum!' And I say, 'Wait a minute — I'm not a bum, I'm a human being.'"" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
See also "£518,000 for personalised plate" (below)... - Son of Groucho
Mike Nencetti
My Thought for the day. Do I still want to live in the house? or move. I have to refinance to give her children her equity.
There is a lot to consider, and you might feel like you have to decide quickly, but don't pressure yourself to have everything sorted out straight away. It'll take some time before you know what is going to best for you and the others. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I agree with WoH. Give yourself some time to figure it out. - Anne Bouey
Absolutely right. Very big decision. - Son of Groucho
Did you two talk about her assets previously? Going back to her wishes or desires might prove easiest. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
A friend whose wife passed away just over a year ago, made an agreement with her before she passed that he wouldn't make any major decisions (e.g. selling their house) for at least one year. Speaking with him a few weeks ago, he said that for him, he was grateful that they had this agreement because the time to think, decide, changes his mind, has been very valuable and meant he hasn't done anything he would regret. Sharing in case it is useful, please disregard if not. Mostly though, sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
If you have too many raw memories in this current house, you could rent it out and find a buffer apartment of sorts for now and place other things in storage. If you find her presence in this home as a need, stay and make the decision after at the minimum 6-8 months. You have had a journey of so many emotions, give yourself time to heal too. - Janet
Her wishes were for the house to transfer to me. Much depends on how greedy her children are. There is a will, pre marriage. should be lots of fun. But I like the idea of delaying things for a while. I do not care about stuff. I miss my wife. - Mike Nencetti
Just a thought, talk to the legal folks about creating a trust with this property, they will get their equity upon your passing. Not certain if I have the "trust" understood but something similar was done with husband's mother. - Janet from FFHound!
The family has a meeting today. should be interesting. I did contact a lawyer. I am learning a lot about estate law. We had had a joint savings/checking acct, that has now transferred to me. this is not part of the estate. Unfortunately someone still want access to it. - Mike Nencetti
I'm glad you spoke to lawyer, and I'm sorry you are getting pressure from the family. Are you part of the meeting today? If so, I hope you can find ways to protect yourself if things get heated. I'm not sure how things work over there, but I'm fairly certain that any reasonable person would agree that this is an early stage in the grief process, so asking you to make decisions that have... more... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
^^much wisdom - Janet
Meeting went well. My main issue was the joint checking savings account not be part of the estate. legally it transfers to me. its 70k. so that was why i was a bit agitated. The children will be compensated via beneficiary allocations specified in each account. My wife specified 50% me 25% each child. We will put the house up for sale, and take advice from the estate lawyer the best way to handle the transaction. - Mike Nencetti
I'm glad a resolution seems to have happened, Mike. I hope the lawyer gives you good advice. It seems so overwhelming from the outside. - Anika
I'm glad you've had some reassurance, and I hope things go smoothly ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I hope you are happy with the resolution and that you aren't being rushed. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Son of Groucho
"A British record sum of £518,000 including taxes and fees has been paid for a personalised registration at auction. The plate '25 O' was sold at a three-day DVLA event in Cardiff marking the 25th anniversary of the Personalised Registrations sales. The buyer, John Collins, owns Talacrest, a dealer in rare classic Ferraris and just hours after paying £130,320 for the registration '250 L' he spent almost five times as much on '25 O'. Both registrations are already destined for classic Ferraris; '25 O' will be worn by a 250 SWB once owned by Eric Clapton, while '250 L' will go on to a 1964 Ferrari Lusso. Moments after his success, Mr Collins said: "I was just determined to own them, it was just a case of how much I was going to have to pay for the privilege." Asked just how much he was prepared to pay for 25 O, Mr Collins replied: "I'm not too sure, it could possibly have been the first £1 million personalised registration!" Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations' events manager,... more... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
£518,000 for personalised plate - BT - http://home.bt.com/lifesty...
£518,000 for personalised plate - BT
"A British record sum of £518,000 including taxes and fees has been paid for a personalised registration at auction. The plate '25 O' was sold at a three-day DVLA event in Cardiff marking the 25th anniversary of the Personalised Registrations sales. The buyer, John Collins, owns Talacrest, a dealer in rare classic Ferraris and just hours after paying £130,320 for the registration '250 L' he spent almost five times as much on '25 O'. Both registrations are already destined for classic Ferraris; '25 O' will be worn by a 250 SWB once owned by Eric Clapton, while '250 L' will go on to a 1964 Ferrari Lusso. Moments after his success, Mr Collins said: "I was just determined to own them, it was just a case of how much I was going to have to pay for the privilege." Asked just how much he was prepared to pay for 25 O, Mr Collins replied: "I'm not too sure, it could possibly have been the first £1 million personalised registration!" Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations' events manager,... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
The World has truly gone mad... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
BBC NEWS | Magazine | The slow death of handwriting - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1...
"Christmas cards, shopping lists and what else? The occasions in which we write by hand are fewer and fewer, says Neil Hallows. So is the ancient art form of handwriting dying out? A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts. For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript. "When your great-great-grandchildren find that letter of yours in the attic, they'll have to take it to a specialist, an old guy at the library who would decipher the strange symbols for them," says Ms Florey, author of the newly-published Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
What's yours like? Mine is appalling... - Son of Groucho
Every so often I take the time to write notes down at work in cursive, taking care with everything I write but I tend to find that it doesn't take long before the legibility starts going downhill quickly as the speed of note-taking increases. My standard handwriting is probably only readable by me and not all the time even then. - Mark H
Mine's pretty awful but it's always been that way. I'm old enough to have had penmanship classes in grammar school and I never got an "excellent" in it. But I've been reading a lot of historical correspondence from the '20s when people wrote a lot more often and some people had terrible handwriting then, too. I've actually been wishing I had $ to hire an expert to help me read some of... more... - Spidra Webster
My handwriting is so so terrible. It used to be beautiful. I blame 9 years of note taking in university. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Me too! Nine years! I thought my seven years was excessive! - Son of Groucho
I think mine is nice. I make sure I write by hand everyday. My kids do have trouble reading it at times. I'm trying to teach them cursive, but it's daunting. - Anika
Mine is awful. - Walt Crawford
I've just asked Pete to buy me a writing book for Christmas as I need to improve my handwriting! - Marina's Godmother :-)
I love writing by hand on all the things. Journals, letters, cards. Notes for work projects. - Corinne L
Mike Nencetti
Beverly's Story http://vimeo.com/111483632 Thank you Mecklenburg Community Church @MeckChurch
Beverly's Story http://vimeo.com/111483632 Thank you Mecklenburg Community Church  @MeckChurch
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
Thank you for sharing, Mike. This is beautiful. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Beautiful video. - Son of Groucho
Absolutely beautiful. Her smile...my, oh, my. - vicster
<3 - CarlC
Son of Groucho
The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Alternet - http://www.alternet.org/persona...
The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Alternet
"Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and maybe other species, like dogs, cats, birds, and whatnot. Strangely enough, however, some people act as if they just want to be miserable, and they succeed remarkably at inviting misery into their lives, even though they get little apparent benefit from it, since being miserable doesn’t help them find lovers and friends, get better jobs, make more money, or go on more interesting vacations. Why do they do this? After perusing the output of some of the finest brains in the therapy profession, I’ve come to the conclusion that misery is an art form, and the satisfaction people seem to find in it reflects the creative effort required to cultivate it. In other words, when your living conditions are stable, peaceful, and prosperous—no civil wars raging in your streets, no mass hunger, no epidemic disease, no vexation from poverty—making... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Son of Groucho
Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"WASHINGTON—In a 45-minute video posted on Tibetan websites Thursday, Tsuglag Rinpoche, leader of the Buddhist extremist group Kammaṭṭhāna, threatened to soon inflict a wave of peace and tranquility on the West. Speaking in front of a nondescript altar surrounded by candles, burning sticks of incense, and a small golden statue of the Buddha, Rinpoche did not specify when or where an assault of profound inner stillness would occur, but stated in no uncertain terms that the fundamentalist Buddhist cell plans to target all Western suffering. “In the name of the Great Teacher, we will stop at nothing to unleash a firestorm of empathy, compassion, and true selflessness upon the West,” said Rinpoche, adding that all enemies of a freely flowing, unfettered state of mind will be “besieged with pure, everlasting happiness.” “No city will be spared from spiritual harmony. We will bring about the end to all Western pain and anxiety, to all destructive cravings, to all greed, delusion, and... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
This was cuter a year ago, but even then... I guess the threat to the West is silly enough, though. - Eivind from Android
Still makes the point that if the World was full of atheists and Buddhists it would be a much happier place. - Son of Groucho
Well... not entirely true. Buddhists can be a pain as well: http://www.bbc.com/news... - rönin
And a lot of atheists are self admiring haters too. - ؛ patrick
I thought the "Buddhist bin Laden" front cover of Time would have put a dent in the myth. I guess they have some ways to go to catch up with the monotheisms, though. - Eivind from Android
A VERY long way! - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Buddhaimonia - The Ultimate Guide to Meditation - http://buddhaimonia.com/ultimat...
Buddhaimonia - The Ultimate Guide to Meditation
"What is meditation? Why should I meditate? Exactly how do I meditate? Isn’t it just for hippies? Learn the answers to those questions and more in this comprehensive guide." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Mind map - Wikipedia%2C the free encyclopedia - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Wikipedia article on mind mapping. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Mind Map %7C iNotes4You%27s Blog - http://inotes4you.com/tag...
Articles on mind mapping. - Son of Groucho
Lo, it has risen. - Eivind from Android
Are you a fan of mind mapping, Eivind? - Son of Groucho
I don't think so, but I was sure delicious had died :) - Eivind from Android
I actually save bookmarks onto Diigo and back them up on delicious. As you say, it doesn't seem very active! :) - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Free mind map library - Biggerplate mind maps and mind map templates %7C Biggerplate - http://www.biggerplate.com/
Mind mapping community. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Site of iThoughts: mindmapping software for iPhone, iPad and Mac - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Why Panna Cotta Is the Perfect Dessert %7C The Kitchn - http://www.thekitchn.com/why-pan...
Why Panna Cotta Is the Perfect Dessert %7C The Kitchn - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
OS X 10.10 Yosemite%3A The Ars Technica Review %7C Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/apple...
OS X 10.10 Yosemite%3A The Ars Technica Review - Son of Groucho
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