The habits of highly boring people

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The habits of highly boring people

TED Talk: Speaker Chris Sauve

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 31st July 2014

 

 

“Our first thought is the worse thought.” Brilliant concepts. Keep it simple. We are able to remember 5 to 9 things at a time. Ask are we doing the things we love? Or wasting the time planning on doing the things we love instead of just doing them? what do we remember? what should we remember REMEMBER USE YOUR TIME  FOR WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

The habits of highly boring people: Chris Sauve

Chris Sauve is a fourth year business student studying accounting and minoring in computer science. He has represented Carleton at case competitions. He is always looking to expedite how we do things, and make things better.

“The Known and the Unknown” – #2

a writer's word polished or rawThe Known and the Unknown – #2
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post by Jennifer Kiley
Post Sunday 27th July 2014
The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #2

I dreamed of being
an artist and a writer,
but inasmuch as I knew
what I wanted,
I felt compelled
to consider what
was “reasonable”
in order
to safeguard
my economic future.

Even though
I wanted
what my best friend
once referred to as
“the whole wide world,”

I thought
it was prudent
to compromise.

I told myself
it was more
sensible to aspire
for success

that was
realistically
feasible

perhaps
even
failure-proof

It never
once occurred
to me
that I could
have it all.

All

ALL

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“The Known and the Unknown” Part 2 - Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE

“LMG” by SIM

creative musings [dragon]

“LMG” by SIMS

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 26th July 2014
 

 

most can identify with the lyrics you just change up in your mind who you have in your heart who is the person you love i love my girl girl can be acceptable if understood it does not diminish who we are & it is an affectionate endearment i love my girl fits in the rhythm the rap fills the beat the pain lives withing and being made to feel insignificant can kill you
and i love my girl LMG <3

here, i give you “LMG”

Sims LMG

“LMG”
BY Rufus

I need someone a little stronger than a Suicide Girl in this do or die world
where the suicide rate has got me sitting sideways
high stakes, and two of us thinking that it’s
too much is too much
I need a girl about as bad as Badu
not just pissing off Daddy with those back tattoos
oh that’s you love? sitting at the pub
wondering when that drink is going to
swallow you up?

that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm, she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening, show down until high noon

run it back six months
Red Dragon, late night, full cup
girl from the corner store and I can hardly
stop the jaw from dropping
finally got my chance to see if I can make her laugh
but she pulled a couple Oxycodone out the
pockets of her cotton dress
swallowed a bottle now she hollowed a cockpit
eyes popping off like bottle rockets
pride and pills straight slipping down her hatch
damn, just when I thought I had a match, struck with another ball of wax
and I’m slipping out the back because
I can’t get down like that
rail drink chased with a rail, off the rails
alcohol hues and a mute aura
party girl you make me puke for you, who are you?
and maybe it’s the way you laying low
that ain’t no angel, she’s just playing in the snow
that’s why I love my girl
she makes me feel sexy, makes me feel warm,
she makes me feel cool
that’s why I love my girl
she gives me that feeling sun up to evening,
show down until high noon

Official music video for “LMG” by SIMS, Doomtree Records 2010
Directed and Animated by Matt Scharenbroich
mattscharenbroich.com

The third single off of Bad Time Zoo, released earlier this year, showcases SIMS in a new way, animated. SIMS explains how the video came to be by saying, “I usually have decent ideas when it comes to conceptualizing music videos, but this one was a challenge. The song itself is borderline cheesy as is, which is why Beak and I love it. We knew the video couldn’t be too cutsie and could absolutely not take place in a bar. After those parameters, we were out of ideas so we enlisted the services of Matt Scharenbroich, a really talented visual artist and the drummer in Beak’s old band TPC.

Created in director Scharenbroich’s studio over the course of an icy winter in Minneapolis the “LMG” video is the end result of more than 1600 individual drawings, 400 cups of coffee, 60 markers and two ecstatic hands.

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Amazing Visions: “Awakening”

amazing visions

“Awakening”/New Zealand 4K

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 23rd July 2014

 

Virgin territory. Never touched by humans. Pristine. Clarity. Movement of colors spectacular. The Celestial Heavens. The Awesomeness of the  Firmament. Breathtaking. Remember to Inhale. Who smokes that which gives one sight & doesn’t Inhale. That’s Sheer Waste. Martin Heck has the most Amazing Ability to capture magnificent images with Timelapse. He folds all together what has magically been collected to create a continuous Pure Visual Ecstasy for Sights Awakening Experience of Exalting Awesomeness.

“Awakening” | New Zealand – By Martin Heck – TIMESTORM FILMS

MARTIN HECK | TIMESTORM FILMS – EMOTIMO – DYNAMIC PERCEPTION

Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, traveling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau.
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/martinheck and Facebook: facebook.com/TimestormFilms
Official Website: timestormfilms.com

Soundtrack: “Science and Religion” by Hans Zimmer

4K/UHD Version available here: youtu.be/6D-A6CL3Pv8

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Private Writings: Chapter #71 – “I Want To Hold You”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“I Want To Hold You”
Private Writings #71
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT
Not Suitable For Children.
ALL CHARACTERS ARE FICTITIOUS.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

1 alice-down-the-rabbithole [use best one]

Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #71 “I Want To Hold You”

Tuesday 13th January 2009

Dear Annie,

I have been searching inside my sometimes clueless mind for clues. Just trying to understand what the Hell is happening. I need to pull myself together & find more strength to help Alison to heal. She is still in a coma. Her vitals have leveled into a lesser degree of danger. I am in the Arboretum at Cedar Sinai. I needed air & time to process. Also, I wanted to write to you. I am going to write down some of the thoughts I’ve been having. And of course I will start with Sylvia Kendall. I FUCKING HATE HER.

What if Sylvia tampered with the car or someone else did. Maybe others wanted revenge on her. I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but the police think something about the accident makes them think it may never have been an accident but instead the crash was intentional. Someone either tampered with the Porsche or the driver crashed it on her own. The car is undergoing a thorough examination. Every detail is being investigated.

No one knew Alison was going to be in that car with Sylvia. It was a last minute switch. The actress that was meant to play the part, had become ill and unable to work on our film, “Luck Inside the Curse.” She pulled out early enough so a recast would not be costly. Scottie thought of Alison as a perfect replacement. She had been asking Scottie for a while now if she could try out for a part in one of our films. Alison had earned the right. College training on the stage and making short films with a group of her classmates. They all looked great. Alison often played the lead roles. She continued her Method classes once she came home. I’ve watched her doing scenes. She is amazing. A true gift she had according to her teachers.

And now Sylvia has tried to take her away from me. Was she trying to kill herself or our daughter out of revenge. We filed charges against her for rape and her degrading & physically harmful brutality. Even with doing that, we couldn’t break her contract as the lead in “Luck Inside the Curse.”

Scottie felt violated having to work with her. She hates, hated working with Sylvia. It seems it should be said in the past tense due to the direness of the present situation. If Sylvia did this intentionally, which I strongly feel is what happened, she will go to prison if she survives, even if Alison does survive. I hold these positive thoughts & feelings strongly in my mind & heart for Alison’s recovery. But either way it is attempted murder and a possible suicide attempt.

I don’t like to think about any of that. Let the authorities deal with Her.

I will write more again soon. Need a break. Not getting much sleep. Need to smoke more Medical Weed than I do, but I am glued to the ICU & don’t want to leave. Scottie is going to have one of the Chefs cook up some Edibles for me to help me hold on.

Until I write again.

Goodnight. Ciao Ciao!!!

Love,

Madison

@>-;–

© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Maksim - Somewhere In Time - Composer John Barry[Dedicated to Annie]

5 photo of white rose with red framed in blue

“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

Medicalmarijuana red cross marijuana leaf black bgMedical Marijuana

 

Private Moments #71 “A Poem Starts With One Line”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #71 “A Poem Starts With One Line”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Monday 21st July2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #71
“I Want To Hold You”
Painting  A Painting Starts With A Spark
by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

a painting starts with a spark by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“A Painting Starts With a Spark”   jkmccormack (c) jkm 2009

hands reaching out into rain

“A Poems Starts With One Line”
By Madison Taylor
13th January 2009

“Confronting something
and not quite knowing
yet what it is.”
– Italo Colvino

A poem starts with one line – one word
Thoughts forming with speed
The words coursing through
Causing fingers to bleed

Out through the veins
of the finger with speed

Each stroke that remains
Shows meaning inside
Searching for purpose
A stamp on one’s pride

Approval granted
Pass out gold stars
Send in the next one
Let’s get to the end

Wherever that takes us
To the world on the bend
The words are released
Time to start over again

© madison taylor 2008

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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“The Known and the Unknown” #1

a writer's word polished or rawThe Known and the Unknown – #1
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post by Jennifer Kiley
Post Sunday 20th July 2014
The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe”  The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

psychedelic cat

The Known and the Unknown – #1

For most of my life I followed
a safe path. I remember in vivid
detail the moment I began the
journey August 1983, the hot
MUGGY SUMMER OF
“SYNCHRONICITY”
and
“MODERN LOVE.”
A few months out of
COLLEGE
I stood on the corner of
seventh avenue and
BLEEKER STREET
IN NEW YORK City
wearing pastel-blue balloon
trousers, a hot PINK V-neck
T-shirt
and
bright White Capezio Oxfords.
I lingered at the intersection
peering deep into my future
contemplating the choice
between the secure
and the uncertain
between the creative
and the LOGICAL…

- Debbie Millman

blk & wht fluid abstract painting

“The Known and the Unknown” Part 1 - Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE

Private Writings: Chapter #70 – “Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”
Private Writings #70
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 15th July 2014

WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT
Not Suitable For Children.
ALL CHARACTERS ARE FICTITIOUS.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

1 alice-down-the-rabbithole [use best one]

Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #70 “Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

Tuesday 6th January 2009

Dear Annie,

Her name is SYLVIA KENDALL.

How could I have forgotten her name of all names. PTSD maybe. She is the one who hurt me. She is the person who pushed me the final step over the edge. It wasn’t nice for her to do. The accident at the set. Sylvia was driving but she had a valuable passenger who just wanted to do a small part in our film. How was anyone to know she would crash the car, trying to take our daughter Alison Porter with her. The detectives are pushing for attempted suicide. But there is going to be a full investigation. It’s not everyday accidents like this happen while filming a scene where there are no stunts and there shouldn’t have been any danger in the scene.

Sylvia did it to me, trying to destroy me, and now to my daughter. Mine and Scottie’s daughter. Sylvia is in critical condition in the ICU at Cedar Sinai, dying I have heard. Letting her go is not the hard part but she is trying to take our daughter Alison Porter along with her. Only thing is, they wouldn’t be going in the same direction.

Alison is in critical condition, also. Her vitals are dangerously low. She has swelling on the brain. I can’t bear the thought of losing her. Scottie is by her side. She had a bed brought in for her in Alison’s private room. Last time Scottie contacted me in a text, she told me Alison was in a coma and on a ventilator. Alison broke an assortment of bones, along with a concussion. That is why it is essential she wake up soon.

I have to get out of Redcliff. I must see her, Alison. If anything happens to her. If she doesn’t make it, I don’t know what I will do. I need to be with her and Scottie. They need me. Please, Annie, if you can do anything, get me out of here. Once Alison is safe and back home, I promise I will return. You can monitor me while I am out. I could be in contact with you every day or as much as you want me to be. I spoke to Dr. V. She feels it would be difficult for me to see Alison in this condition after the way that Tosh died or was murdered. I’m sure she was murdered.

I will explain what my feelings are about Tosh dying in an identical accident. It is identical, isn’t it?

Just get me home, Annie. Now, PLEASE. I need to see Alison & Scottie. And I really need to see you & to smoke some Medical Marijuana. My nerves have fallen off the edge WANT into an extremely STRONG NEED.

Bring me home.

Goodnight. Ciao Ciao!!!

Love,

Madison

@>-;–

© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Maksim - Somewhere In Time - Composer John Barry[Dedicated to Annie]

5 photo of white rose with red framed in blue

“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

Medicalmarijuana red cross marijuana leaf black bgMedical Marijuana

 

Private Moments #70 “The Writer First”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #70 “The Writer First”
Poem by Jennifer Kiley
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #70
“Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

Painting “Alternate Dimensions”
by Jk McCormack
Post 14th July 2014

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

ripples in colors dimension by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Alternate Dimensions”  Jk McCormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

“The Writer First”
By Madison Taylor
6th January 2009

I am the writer
I am the reader
Crossing the finish
To win first prize

Learning understanding
What the words are saying
Separate then joined
Going from one
To understanding
To none

And nothing
Being
Without meaning
Questioning it All

No bears to witness
The senses are raw
Deciding what real is

If not
Life holds no meaning
What then are we
A being never in tomorrow?

© madison taylor 2008

Written while under the influence
Of the Mad Hatter
Do the best to translate
Or go with the meaning
The Non-Senses share in explanation

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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“Artifact” My Biography – Joshua Snow

white dragon jr snow facing to rightI would like to mark the
13th of July 2014 as the date I formally Introduced
J.R. Snow, a young emerging writer. For the past
three Sundays, he has been our Guest Artist and
his work, in the form of a three part short
story, has been presented here on
‘the secret keeper.’
Thank You Joshua
Jennifer Kiley
jkm

white dragon jr snow

Now it is time for the writer to come out from
behind his worded mask of storytelling and
talk to us about himself and his aspirations.
The following is J.R.’s
introduction of himself
in his own words.
Thank you ALL. Now I
give you - J.R. Snow

 

Artifact
My Biography

Joshua Snow

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

There are a lot of things I wish to say in this, things I wish to express and explain, but words can only describe so much. My name is Joshua Snow. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan like me, you probably already caught onto the fact that my last name is Snow and you know what it means. Yes, I have been told that I know nothing. (Another Game of Thrones reference) However, people are just trying to be funny rather than rude. Besides that, allow me to introduce myself.

Dragon Spirit for j.r. snow bioI live in Texas, a very big place deep in the south. Within this very big state I live in Houston. To put it bluntly, I do not like it here. Its too hot, not enough forest and mountains, and the winters are too short. I plan to move up north someday to some place I feel like I belong. I am 19 and I will be turning 20 this year in August. I am currently enrolled in college classes for the first time and will be starting June 2nd. A lot of change is coming my way, and for the most part, it has been scary to feel.

Now I bet you’re all wondering, “What is a child like me doing talking about myself?” Well, besides what I just told you, I am a writer. A creator. A daydreamer. My mind is always somewhere. I was always that kid in class caught with his head up in the clouds. Even my principal said so when I graduated high school.

I’m fascinated with anything magical, and most of all, anything having to do with dragons. Dragons to me are the most wonderful beings in the world. I read about them as a kid and I have dragon décor all over my room. I have a Celtic dragon flag that’s rather large, a dragon poster by the wonderful artist Christina Yen, a dragon clock, dragon books, Dragon’s Blood incense, (I promise its not really made of dragon’s blood) dragon pendants and a dragon incense holder as well as a box with a dragon laying on it. I’m pretty sure that’s all of it. Dragons are like family to me and I strongly believe they are my guardian angels. I’ve dreamed about them a lot too and I’ve had a lot of dreams of flying. I get a running start and I just leap off my own two feet and fly. There was one particular dream where I was flying with a lot of dragons and a green one stood out to me.

Awesome dragon Poster facing rightI’ve been working on a big fantasy story for the past three years now. I’ve rewritten it a lot of times, and combining all those rewrites, I don’t doubt in my mind I’d go up to 300-400 pages. The characters are probably the closest part to perfect out of the whole story. The plot is still in motion and being worked out in detail and I also drew a map of the world.

I’ve planned for this to be a series of books. I designed the characters via a certain video game where I was allowed to create my own fighter and I designed them through that. I created eighty-two characters until I found the very few I desired. Out of all of those, the few I kept are probably six or seven. My most precious character I created is a Seraphina, a dragon who can transform into a woman with long, white hair and keeps the beautiful blue eyes I gave her. She’s the last one who carries the power of old magic inside her, magic that no longer exists in the world.

In the world I created, magic is dying. Other species like elves no longer exist, and dragons and humans are the only ones known to be alive. However, humans can use magic as well. There are witches and mages, good and evil. I never liked the idea that witches and wizards were all evil anyway. I found it to be tasteless and narrow minded. Also, in the world, there is a war going on. It is a private war, one that is hidden from public knowledge. No one is aware of but those involved. I do have deeper details but I do not wish to spoil. I hate spoilers myself. The entire series is inspired by the idea that despite all of cruelty, corruption and darkness in the world, there is always a chance for happiness. There is such a thing as a happy ending. Its just that not everyone gets one, and those who do get one are blessed. Not everyone gets a happy ending, sadly, for everyone who deserved one.

dragon white looking left into the sea while sitting on a ledgeAs for magical things, I do believe there is some sort of magic in the world. From what I’ve felt and seen, I can’t doubt it. I can no longer think it’s as simple as science and logic. I had a friend once who told me the reason spiritual things were still around was because you can’t prove them wrong because that individual believes it so much, so it carries on, and you can’t prove them right because there’s no physical proof or evidence to show to people. If I believe in a so-called god, I cannot call this so called god and have you meet him in person. I cannot show you a spirit of a dead person or show you a dragon or something magical with my own hands. His logic and reasoning were very interesting, and he actually offered to hear my opinions and to tell me if I was wrong, but I decided not to.

All I know, and believe, is that there is something in matters of spirit and magic. And through things I wish to write like a short story or this big fantasy story I spoke of, I wish to share that. I believe magic breathes through everything, I believe in different dimensions, spirits, souls, guardian angels, and past lives. I believe everything has a life and a spirit and a name. Everything is like a little artifact. It has its own identity, meaning, and its come from something. Everything has an origin. Everything comes to us for a reason. That’s what I ultimately believe. Everything happens for a reason.

joshua snow 9th june 2014
 

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