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Def Poetry: Bassey Ikpi- "Apology To My Unborn" (Official Video) - YouTube

Follow Poetical TV on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/PoeticalTv Def Poetry Jam presents... Bassey Ikpi- "Apology To My Unborn."
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As 27 year old future (far off future) #mom I #identify with this. 

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What teachers make

Lyrics and performance by Taylor Mali, slide design by www.ethos3.com
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Lovely! Quickly realizing...so true! And doubly funny because I just finished law school. :)

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Did Obama or Romney win the Cuban-American vote? - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com

Did Obama or Romney win the Cuban-American vote? - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com | Finding Myself | Scoop.it
Competing studies on whether Cuban-Americans voted Romney or Obama. I feel like no one really knows. Maybe next time we'll see which way the community is leaning.
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Inspirations and Reflections: Horses Cry?

Inspirations and Reflections: Horses Cry? | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

I am asking this question "do horses cry?" because I saw one do it. I'm trying out a new horse, Chevy, and when my mom and sis saw him they mentioned he looked sad. It was only the second time I'd seen him myself, so I couldn't be sure. But yesterday, after my ride, I took my time grooming him. Because he's so tall and I wanted to brush his forelock, I coaxed him into bringing his face down to my level by petting him over and over again just above his nose. When he finally brought his head down I rested my cheeck against his face and just stood very still. Chevy started to cry. Like in this blog, there was no goop or discharge, just tears. It makes me wonder who he is and what he's lived through. It makes me want to get to know him.   

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IceCube In Ice Antarctic Telescope 2012 | PolarTREC

IceCube In Ice Antarctic Telescope 2012 | PolarTREC | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

I found out about this teacher and her amazing upcoming project at the South Pole because she got her turn at emaling over 20,000 people via thelistserve.com. I can't wait to read about her trip!! 

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H&M opening in Miami Beach on Nov. 8 - Business - MiamiHerald.com

So excited for instagram fun!! #fashiondiaries and #miry_fd here I come. :D 

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WMN 2012 General Election Voter Guide

Helpful step by step guide to prepare for early voting! :) One homework assignment I can get behind. 

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Trace Adkins - Ladies Love Country Boys

Official video of Trace Adkins's Ladies Love Country Boys from the album Dangerous Man. Buy It Here: http://smarturl.it/q7vrfz "Ladies Love Country Boys" was...
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And another good one that fits just right. :)

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REVISTA “SOMOS LIBERACION” numero 1 | MCL Oswaldo Payá

REVISTA “SOMOS LIBERACION” numero 1 | MCL Oswaldo Payá | Finding Myself | Scoop.it
REVISTA SOMOS LIBERACION nº1,  julio 2012 descargar en PDF Revista MCL digital
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My favorite parts of Rosa Maria Paya's keynote speech this morning:

 

“Somos un mismo pueblo y como un mismo pueblo tenemos que actuar.” 

 

“Pedimos apoyo internacional…pero los que tienen que resolver el problema cubano son los cubanos.”

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LAMP from Olga Nunes

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Explore this website! I heard about it through thelistserve.com:

 

"1. He is everywhere.

Lurking in the woodsmoke that fills the house in winter, there's a memory of the first time we built a fire together.

Cleverly tucked into the taste of cinnamon and cider, there's a memory of us walking underneath the changing leaves, steaming mugs of autumn in our hands.

 

Sometimes, it's not so simple.

 

Sometimes, it's a whiff of cologne in a crowd, and I am reminded of a shirt he used to own-- and the memory of that shirt unlocks whole passages of time spent together I hadn't thought of in years. The images come flooding back; the porch we'd argue on, the bed we slept in, the trip we planned for months and never took.

You know the feeling: all it takes is one tiny thing, a domino, and a whole world of the past tumbles into focus. Triggered by a smell. A touch. A song.

 

Memory.

 

2.

Let's play a game.

My name is Olga Nunes. I'm a singer, and for the past two years, I've been working on an album called LAMP. LAMP has a story woven around it, and I'd very much like for you to be a part of that story.

 

3.

Call this number: 1.415.857.0589

It leads to a Google voicemail box; you can call it from anywhere. When you call, you will be asked a question. Answer it.

 

4.

I'll post those answers to a blog just for this, and will make them part of the LAMP story.

Feel free to Google "Olga Nunes LAMP" to hear the songs, or see how this has unfolded so far.

I look forward to your call.

 

With Warmth,
Olga Nunes
olga@olganunes.com"

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State courts struggle with Supreme Court ruling on young killers - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

State courts struggle with Supreme Court ruling on young killers - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

The sentencing of juveniles convicted of horrible crimes is a tough issue with good arguments on both sides. I don't know how appropriate it is for a newspaper to print an article about it that uses language like "to mow down a man and woman." 

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Connecting Flights, This Season's Must See

I thought it was a dumb movie, but turns out it's a pretty funny commercial. :D
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Life on the Track and in the Stretch

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The short print story that accompanies the photographs is just as beautiful as the photos themselves. Enjoy. 

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"Nightmare:" Long lines, mail-ballot glitches mark South Florida early voting - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

"Nightmare:" Long lines, mail-ballot glitches mark South Florida early voting - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

Oh boy. 

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Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2.

Just hilarious! Get out and vote!! :)

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STARKE, Fla.: US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution in Fla. - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

STARKE, Fla.: US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution in Fla. - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

There's a lot to think about where the death penalty is concerned. Still, I can't help cringing when I read things like: "Edna Worley died in May, her son said. "She planned on attending the execution. She wanted to be there for her daughter."' I don't think the poor woman's daughter was going to "be there," anyway. Still, I have to remind myself not to judge, because I suppose I don't really know what I would say or do if that kind of horrific tragedy were to befall me. 

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Apple's Patent Problems: USPTO Invalidates The Rubber Banding Patent - Forbes

Apple's Patent Problems: USPTO Invalidates The Rubber Banding Patent - Forbes | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

I think dad would be thrilled if I suddenly became a patent lawyer. He thinks the current system stunts rather than promotes innovation, and should be changed. Here's an article he suggested I read via an email with the subject heading: "The truth at the end of the tunnel." Ironically, he apparently agrees with the system, or vice versa, every now and then. DISCLAIMER: I tend to go with the tech flow suggested by my dad and  brother in law, so I've owned a Samsung phone for some time now. 

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Report: Fidel Castro alive and well in hotel visit - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com

Report: Fidel Castro alive and well in hotel visit - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com | Finding Myself | Scoop.it

It's so strange that whether or not this man has passed away is so important to what I suppose is the exile community in Miami. I wonder what will happen when he finally does pass, if he hasn't already. If my reaction to Osama bin Laden's death gives any hint (see below), I doubt I will rejoice. If anything, I imagine I might be somewhat anxious as I wonder...what's next?

 

http://miraisy.com/2011/05/02/o-for-confusion/ ;

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