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Becoming More Curiously Creative

With the new year well on its way, I’m thinking about what’s in store for myself in 2019: what things I want to associate with, what work I’ll do, what activities I’ll plan, how I’ll be creative. So much to think about, a bit overwhelming. But I’m going to go with the FLOW, which is my word for this year. At the heart of that flow will be curiosity. I am becoming more and more curious, about everything really. It’s as if I’ve been born again and this big wide world is all so new and I’m discover...
Tags: Crafts, Seattle, Flora, Nuno, Flora Bowley, Bob Ross, Nuno Felting


The Holi-Tie

This is the Holi-Tie, a festive tie designed to be worn during the holidays. Loosely based on the Ampli-Tie by Becky Stern which uses a Flora board, the Holi-Tie uses a Circuit Python Express (CPX) microcontroller to drive the NeoPixel animations and the music. A button changes between 2 different N...By: gwfongContinue Reading » [Author: gwfong]
Tags: Lifehacks, Flora, Becky Stern, Gwfong, Circuit Python Express CPX


Comment on cauliflower, bean and feta salad by Flora

I make this allll the time. Now that it’s winter again, I’m happy to get back to roasting cauliflower for it. Like the other posters who made this, I didn’t use endives. I used them before and it was too overpowering. I use 1.5 hearts of romaine and it works out perfectly. Maybe skipping endives is the secret to making this a recipe that really hit the spot?
Tags: Food, Flora


Angie's Best Books of 2018

It is the last day of the year. Are you with me? We made it this far. I think we'd better keep going. I always enjoy arriving at this final post of the year so much. I love seeing all of your lists and all of the books and words and hearts and monumental efforts that gave you life this year. That helped get you to this point. With me. I have felt rather keenly these last 365 days how in it together we are. How we have to be. And I am grateful for you. For each of you who leave comments and send ...
Tags: Books, 2018, Lists, Best Of, Naomi Novik, Rowan, Angie, Flora, Robert Galbraith, Sarah MacLean, Susanna Kearsley, My Books, Fae, Courtney Milan, Patricia Briggs, Lisa Kleypas


Gus Schumacher Leads the Way in First Besh Cup Weekend

The Chugach Mountains and a winter sunrise, seen in this file photo view from the parking lot at Government Peak Recreation Area, Palmer, Alaska, in February 2018. (photo: Gavin Kentch) Note: FasterSkier is accepting submissions for regional race reports, including for juniors racing. If you would like to see a particular race circuit covered and have the writer with the will to do it, please have them email [email protected] Be sure to include a link to results, and preferably a few origi...
Tags: General, News, Australia, Sport, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Palmer, Finland, Aws, Ncaa, Fis, Donaldson, Dartmouth College, Amy, Wasilla


Creating Just for Me

Sometimes I get negative about creativity. Those negative emotions I’ve mentioned before keep rearing their ugly heads around again. One of the biggest things I struggle with is doubt. It comes in the form of not being/feeling/acting good enough. Who do I create for? Me? Others? Why do I have such a need to share, to be seen? I really believe it comes from a positive desire to be helpful, but it can turn into something ugly and negative. That I seek others’ approval to be noticed and acknowledge...
Tags: Crafts, Portland, Seattle, Elizabeth, Flora, Bloomsbury Publishing, Srinivas Rao, Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic, Tara Leaver


Don’t Always Believe What the IRS Tells You About Your Trust Fund Taxes (or Anything Else)

A 2017 case is a stark $300,000 reminder that the IRS is not bound by statements made by its employees, such as Revenue Officers. Tommy Weder was a responsible officer of a corporation which failed to pay its payroll taxes, and as a result, he was assessed a trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP) pursuant to IRC Section 6672. After he paid the $300,000, he filed suit in federal district court in Oklahoma requesting a refund. His theory was that the company had paid $300,000 towards the trust fund t...
Tags: Taxes, Court, Tax, Oklahoma, Irs, CB, Flora, Tax Litigation and Tax Controversy, Tax Debt, Tax Disputes, California Tax Lawyer, TFRP, Taxattorney, Taxcontroversy, Taxlawyer, Taxlitigation


Travel News: November 14, 2018

Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial will reopen in March LA Times The USS Arizona Memorial, closed since May because of damage to a loading ramp, is expected to reopen in March. The Arizona is part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which also has sites in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and California’s Tule Lake Unit.   Celebrity Cruises to bring glamping to the seas Travel Weekly S’mores are coming to the Galapagos. Details about top-deck sleepovers aboard the Flora, Celeb...
Tags: Travel, Australia, California, Disney, US, United States, Alaska, Netherlands, Arizona, Walt Disney Company, Abc News, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Galapagos Islands, Arizona Memorial, News And Deals


Weirdest flowers around the world

World travelers are no strangers to bright, beautiful flora. There are almost as many tourists as lavender blooms in Provence, France, come summer. Springtime sees cherry blossom festivals across Japan that draw visitors by the thousands, all eager to be showered in white and pink buds. But lesser-known flowers, although just as striking and even more intriguing, seem to elude travelers entirely. From the rainforests of South Asia to the woodlands of North America, here seven fascinating flow...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, England, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Flower, Colombia, Philippines, Middle East, North America, Anna, Lotus, Flowers, Panama


Big Win For Hunters: CA Governor Vetoes Anti-Hunting Proposal

Big Win For Hunters: CA Governor Vetoes Anti-Hunting Proposal California – -(AmmoLand.com)- California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. vetoed a bill that would have prevented hunters from possessing and in some cases importing the named African species in the bill, including parts and products, lawfully harvested in Africa.“Safari Club International recognizes California Governor Jerry Brown for vetoing Senate Bill 1487, legislation that would prohibit the people of California from importing...
Tags: Guns, California, Senate, Africa, United States, Jerry Brown, Flora, SCI, U S Fish Wildlife Service, Conservation News, Hunting News, Safari Club International, SCI Foundation, Big Game, Safari Club International First For Hunters, California Coalition


Big Win For Hunters: CA Governor Vetoes Anti-Hunting Proposal

Elephant Herd California –-(Ammoland.com)- California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. vetoed a bill that would have prevented hunters from possessing and in some cases importing the named African species in the bill, including parts and products, lawfully harvested in Africa.“Safari Club International recognizes California Governor Jerry Brown for vetoing Senate Bill 1487, legislation that would prohibit the people of California from importing and possessing a several species legally hunted i...
Tags: Guns, California, Senate, Africa, United States, Jerry Brown, Flora, SCI, U S Fish Wildlife Service, Hunting News, Safari Club International, SCI Foundation, California Ammoland, California Coalition, About Safari Club InternationalFirst For Hunters, Edmund G Jerry Brown Jr


The Elephants of Middle Tennessee

How did a farm south of Nashville become the country’s largest elephant sanctuary? J ust before 8 a.m. on a Monday, Shirley stands in the middle of a field, using her trunk to sift through the brush on the ground. Her right hind leg bends out at an awkward, almost 45-degree angle, the lingering result of bone reconstruction after an altercation with another circus elephant over two decades ago. At 70 years old, Shirley walks slowly from a grassy patch to dry ground, swinging her trunk as she s...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Obama, California, China, Africa, Environment, America, Sport, Ap, Cycling, Arkansas, Zimbabwe, Nashville, San Andreas, Tanzania


CA scraps helmet mandate for motorized scooters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians soon won't have to wear helmets while zipping around on motorized scooters.Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday requiring helmets only for people under age 18. It's a win for companies such as Bird and Lime that operate the popular scooters in major cities across California and the country.The scooters, which the law says can't go faster than 15 miles per hour, have delighted riders but rankled motorists, pedestrians and city officials....
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, San Diego, Bird, Jerry Brown, Flora, Sacramento Calif, Ripon, Bird and Lime, Bird Lime and Spin, Assemblyman Heath Flora


Nootka lupine suffocate native flora

From one angle they look purple, from another they appear to be more blue. For many Icelanders, the debate over the invasive blue Nootka lupine flower goes much deeper than what its true color is. The lupine is an invasive species that has spread far beyond the intent of its original purpose. The flower is native to North America and was originally introduced to the island in the late 1970s in an effort to control increased soil erosion, according to a report in The New York Times. But the so...
Tags: Travel, New York Times, The Times, Plants, Iceland, North America, Flowers, Reykjavik, All, Flora, Flora and Fauna, Nootka lupine


Drama Over Shirtless Selfie in Houseplant Hobby Group Inspires Wave of Plant Nude Trolling

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been covering their naughty bits with flora—or at least that’s what the classicist motif of putting fig leaves over nudity would have you believe. This age-old practice recently saw a social media resurgence, with dozens of Facebook users posting their own semi-nude plant…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Biology, Social Media, Plants, Houseplants, Flora, Body Shaming, Plant Nudes


Textiles from around the world

Many countries around the world are known for their traditional textiles, often bright and intricately embellished fabrics showcasing designs unique to their nations of origin. Examples of famous textiles can be seen in iconic traditional dress, from Scottish kilts to Japanese kimonos, as well as decorative pieces meant to be enjoyed for their artistic value. For insight into cloth creations from across the globe — and some serious souvenir inspiration for your next trip — check out these nin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Post, Fashion, Japan, Design, Scotland, China, Afghanistan, Unesco, Austria, West Africa, Armenia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Java


Review | The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan

I am almost always up for a sequel. You know this about me. But you also know how there are just some books that are so right a sequel doesn't even enter your head? And it's not necessarily even that things are tied up neatly at the end, it's that the book as a singular entity is . . . whole. On a fundamental level. That is how I felt about The Cafe by the Sea. I finished it completely happy with the world and completely unaware that a sequel was not only in the works, but had already been publ...
Tags: Books, New York, London, Review, Saif, Joel, Colton, Flora, MacKenzie, Lorna, Marsha, Contemporary Fiction, Beloved Bookshelf, Mure, Jenny Colgan, The Summer Seaside Kitchen


Attempt to smuggle turtles out of LAX could land Chinese flight attendants in federal prison

LOS ANGELES – Two flight attendants for a Chinese airline face possible federal prison time today when sentenced for attempting to smuggle dozens of spotted and box turtles in carry-on bags from Los Angeles to China. Chinese nationals Huaqian Qu and Renfeng Gao pleaded guilty last month in downtown Los Angeles to a federal conspiracy charge, which carries a possible penalty of up to five years behind bars, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Two Chinese flight crew members are charged wit...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Animals, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Shanghai, Long Beach, Courts, Tsa, Lausd, Chatsworth, Transportation Security Administration


Why Olomouc Should Be Your Next Digital Nomad Destination

When you think about the Czech Republic, your mind probably springs to Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge or the cheap beer which attracts hordes of tourists and stag and hen parties every year, or Brno’s famous phallus-shaped astronomical clock. However, another city may be firmly planting itself on the digital nomad map. Prague, not surprisingly, is the Czech Republic’s digital nomad hotspot, followed by Brno (according to NomadList). But the country’s sixth city – Olomouc – is quickly becoming in...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Featured, Remote Work, Unesco, Czech Republic, Prague, Drink, Airbnb, Great, Budget Travel, Charles Bridge, Co-working


Tiffany & Co has a beautiful Flora & Fauna...

Tiffany & Co has a beautiful Flora & Fauna collection of vases, bowls, and glassware. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Tiffany Co, Flora, Flora Fauna, Tiffany amp ; Co


Review | The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

I was not expecting this. I was simply not expecting just what was to come when I picked up this deceptively pleasant-looking novel. My mom gifted me a copy of Jenny Colgan's awhile ago, but it took until the other night while I was browsing my shelves after starting and stopping no fewer than four different books for me to snatch it up off my TBR shelf and give it a go. And I'm not remotely ashamed to say that I didn't even make it past the epigraph before falling hopelessly and irretrievab...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Review, Joel, Flora, Joel Joel, Lorna, Colgan, Contemporary Fiction, Mure, Jenny Colgan, Yoel, The Cafe By The Sea, The Summer Seaside Kitchen, Flora MacKenzie


Chinese men charged with trying to smuggle dozens of US turtles out of LAX for Asian market

Two Chinese flight crew members are charged with attempting to smuggle U.S. turtles, some of the spotted variety, through LAX. The turtles apparently command high prices in Asia. Above, a spotted turtle is seen at the Buffalo Zoo in a 2007 photo by Dave Pape. (Photo is released in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons) LOS ANGELES — A flight crew member for a Chinese airline is expected to plead guilty Thursday to a federal charge alleging he attempted to smuggle two-dozen spotted and box tu...
Tags: Asia, News, China, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wildlife, Shanghai, Tsa, Local News, Transportation Security Administration, Lax, GAO, Los Angeles International Airport


Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Limited Edition 2018

Gucci launches its Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia perfume in a new style as a limited edition for the summer of 2018. This time Flora Gorgeous Gardenia comes in an opaque bottle in bright yellow, following the current fashion trend, and a box showing the signature floral print as the emblem of this collection.   Image from Gucci Utopian Fantasy SS 2018 campaign. Flora by Gucci Gorgeou... Read full article: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Limited Edition 2018 from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Gucci, Flora, Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia, Flora Gorgeous Gardenia, Gucci Gorgeou Read


Comment on big crumb coffee cake by Flora

This was tasty, but too fiddly (I have to draw the line at pulling out the mixer before breakfast) and not tasty enough for the staggering calorie count. Sorry. The rhubarb + spices is a nice combo that I will reuse in another recipe. Other notes: my butter was slightly stale from sitting in the fridge for a few months, and the flavor of the cake is delicate enough that it showed. I did use the cake flour, not sure if it made a difference. I used 2/3 cup light brown sugar instead of dark brown +...
Tags: Food, Flora


Signs of the Apocalypse at the Hammer Museum

Forest fires, earthquakes and other disasters flare up in the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial.
Tags: Art, News, Wildfires, Sculpture, Flora, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (Calif, Disasters and Emergencies, Wiegmann


Film News Roundup: Disney Developing ‘Flora and Ulysses’ for Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)

In today’s film news roundup, Disney is developing “Flora and Ulysses” for its streaming service, Luke Wilson’s “The S—heads” gets distribution and Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” rounds out its cast. FAMILY DRAMA Disney is in early development of a family drama based on Kate DiCamillo’s novel “Flora and Ulysses” for its upcoming Disney DTC (direct-to-consumer) […]
Tags: News, Disney, Luke Wilson, Flora, Ulysses, Taika Waititi, Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses, Disney Developing ` Flora, Disney DTC


Along the Garden Path

The Flora and Fauna Frenzy of June Ornamental onion (Allium schubertii) in the Rose garden Itoh Peony ‘Julia Rose’ in the Rose garden The transition from May to June signals a frenzy  of new flower combinations that gives each garden a completely new look. Ornamental onions (Allium spp.) of all sizes and shapes are first to bloom, along with the bearded iris, peonies, oriental poppies, nepeta and geums, to name just a few. For gardeners or people who love gardens, this is the time of year w...
Tags: Gardening, Gardens, Flora, Rock Garden, Julia Rose, Garden Path, Itoh Peony, Deutzia


Universal and Amblin Date The Turning, A Dog’s Journey, and Bios

Universal and Amblin date The Turning, A Dog’s Journey, and Bios Universal Pictures has revealed the release dates for three upcoming projects: DreamWorks Pictures’ The Turning will open on Friday, February 22, 2019; Amblin Entertainment’s A Dog’s Journey will open on Friday, May 17, 2019; and Amblin Entertainment’s Bios will open on Friday, October 2, 2020. The Turning For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify audiences. Next February, DreamWorks Pictu...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, Maine, Dreamworks, Kate, Henry James, Universal Pictures, Amblin Partners, Gavin Polone, Finch, Flora, Walden Media, Bala, Zemeckis


Pagan May Day: Man’s Eternal Spring Blowout.

May Day is a bit unique among the many old pagan holidays. For 2,200 years, at least in Europe, it's had a long and colorful run on its own, albeit in different forms. But unlike other pagan celebrations, May Day in Europe was never Christianized or abandoned as Christianity spread throughout Europe. It somehow managed to survive and flourish on its own. The first May Day holiday we know much about began in republican Rome about 250 BC. It was a one-day spring festival in honor of the goddess Fl...
Tags: Europe, Rome, Flora, Ovid, Floralia, Palatine Hill The Floralia, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo


San Francisco officials are outraged that scooter startups steered around them to try to pass a state law

San Francisco officials are opposing a state-level bill they say would be a detriment to public safety. The bill would allow scooters to be ridden on sidewalks unless local municipalities explicitly pass a law preventing it and only require riders under 18 to wear helmets. The lawmaker behind the state law is genuinely confused by the backlash. California leaders are in disagreement over how exactly to regulate the scores of electric scooters that have descended on San Francisco. San Francis...
Tags: California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Bird, Gray, Santa Monica, Flora, Baer, San Francisco San Francisco, Aaron Peskin, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, California State Assembly, Modesto California, Kenneth Baer, Republican California Assemblyman Heath Flora