I saw this talk at the Seattle Interactive Conference last week and it brought me back to being an editor on the high school newspaper in the late 80s. It was a great talk, but he totally lost the audience when he got to Step #5.

ncascades:

Institute instructor Todd Horton’s dynamic exhibition of breathtaking paintings is hanging at Smith-Vallee through 10/27— what a great excuse to get down to sunny Edison this weekend! 

http://www.smithandvallee.com/gallery/exhibitions/current-exhibition

Washington state leading the way in implementing ACA.

explore-blog:

For Jim Henson's birthday today, the iconic Muppeteer's never-before-seen sketches and journals.

explore-blog:

For Jim Henson's birthday today, the iconic Muppeteer's never-before-seen sketches and journals.

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wethinkwedream:

odditiesoflife:

The Twisted Trees of Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point is at the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The air streams loop the ocean, unobstructed for 2000 miles, until they reach Slope Point causing incredibly strong winds. In fact, the winds are so strong and persistent here that they perpetually warp and twist the trees into these crooked, wind-swept shapes. 

Slope Point is generally uninhabited, except for the herds of sheep that graze the land. There are no roads leading here, however backpackers regularly make the short 20-minute walk to see the fascinating tree formations that only Mother Nature could create. However there is no public access during the lambing season from September to November.

sources 1, 2, 3, 4

things like this make me feel like crying 

(Source: odditiesoflife, via trendytraveler)

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon
Mark Byrnes, theatlanticcities.com
Most coun­tries wouldn’t cel­e­brate a 1.1 per­cent GDP increase. But for Por­tu­gal, where the econ­o­my hasn’t expand­ed since 2010, even mod­est growth is a good sign. In the sec­ond quar­ter, the coun­try’s GDP grew and its unem­ploy­ment rate…

Best photojournalism I’ve seen on how economic crisis has changed a familiar European streetscape .

What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon
Mark Byrnes, theatlanticcities.com

Most coun­tries wouldn’t cel­e­brate a 1.1 per­cent GDP increase. But for Por­tu­gal, where the econ­o­my hasn’t expand­ed since 2010, even mod­est growth is a good sign. In the sec­ond quar­ter, the coun­try’s GDP grew and its unem­ploy­ment rate…

Best photojournalism I’ve seen on how economic crisis has changed a familiar European streetscape .

josepedrocordeiro:

Karwendelblick by Harald52 on Flickr.
mountainish:

last rays of light (by traumlichtfabrik)

mountainish:

last rays of light (by traumlichtfabrik)

(via thefrontrange)

fyeahbcparks:

Morning over Clouds by Christopher J. Morley on Flickr.
Vancouver from Mount Seymour

fyeahbcparks:

Morning over Clouds by Christopher J. Morley on Flickr.

Vancouver from Mount Seymour

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ncascades:

View and download our free calendar of 2013 programs at http://bit.ly/10tJwyU. “Sourdough Mountain” painting by Skagit artist Becky Fletcher!

ncascades:

View and download our free calendar of 2013 programs at http://bit.ly/10tJwyU. “Sourdough Mountain” painting by Skagit artist Becky Fletcher!