Originally posted on Carrie Mayhem:
Take a bow
End the cycle
Hate the drama
Hate the game
Face the music
Music is life
Life is beautiful
You can do it
You are strong
Will to succeed
Will to win
Win from within
Dreams come true
Love is blind
Fear is a lie
Fate is within
Fate leads the willing
Willing and inspired
Willing to be
This poem was just one that was featured in “Emily Sturgill’s Help Wanted: Poets please apply” anthology earlier this summer. Read this and many more brilliant pieces by downloading your copy
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Originally posted on WildCamera Words:
Head deep into the British night and you’ll see the most wondrous of sights. This is Dorset, England.
Where would we be without knowledge? Perhaps in the dark, So, to cast some light and reveal what’s in the shadow, here’s how: Canon 5DIII, Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, 13 sec, at f/2.8, ISO 6400 @16mm.
One – Liner Wednesday
Originally posted on trying to make things right:
10+1 Stunning Places in the Mediterranean…
Raja Ampat Itinerary: Thoughts and Tips
Originally posted on indahs: travel story & photography:
Remarkable archipelago and I recommend Raja Ampat (West Papua, Indonesia) for anyone who loves nature and water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.
Where to start – by air
Sorong is the starting point to reach Raja Ampat. Sorong’s small airport, Dominique Edward Osok Airport (SOQ), has 30 meters wide runway and it will be widen to 45 meters (warning: not sure when it will be finished).
I don’t think the current runway would fit big airplanes like Boeing or Airbus. We flew with Garuda Indonesia Airways (GIA) from Jakarta to Makassar then from Makassar to Sorong. From Makassar to Sorong, the plane changed from Boeing to smaller one, Bombardier CRJ1000. Besides our…
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News You Really Need To See: “Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent”
Originally posted on Not What You Might Think:
“Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent”
The New York Times, July 31, 2014, p.A1
“Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated cease-fire even after more than three weeks of bloodshed. … The dynamic has inverted all expectations of the Arab Spring uprisings. As recently as 18 months ago, most analysts in Israel, Washington and the Palestinian territories…
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Thinking Aloud: Israel’s Other Demographics Problem
Originally posted on Not What You Might Think:
July 31, 2014 by Darius
Israel’s domestic “demographics problem,” the prospect of higher birthrates amongst its Arab community diluting the country’s Jewish majority, is well known. Israel is also facing a second “demographics problem,” though, one rather farther from home. According to a new poll released earlier this week, in the United States, support for Israel remains strong but is far weaker among the young and minorities – exactly the groups growing fastest in the US.
Older Americans blame Hamas over Israel for the current conflict at a rate of three to one. Among Americans aged 18 to 29, though, only 21% blame Hamas and 29% blame Israel. (The remainder either said Israel and Hamas share the blame or said they didn’t know.)
Hispanics, too, are much more likely to consider Israel more responsible for the current violence than Hamas. African-Americans are more evenly split.
Israel depends heavily on US…
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Flores: From Maumere to Komodo
Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
As the propeller plane flew over the eastern part of the island of Sumbawa – Flores’ big neighbor to the west – Mount Sangeang Api emerged from the Flores Sea, puffing grey smoke from its lava dome. Two weeks earlier the volcano erupted and spewed volcanic ash to the sky which then traveled eastward, forcing the closure of the Komodo National Park in the western fringes of Flores and canceling flights to and from Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Minutes later the plane made its last sharp turn towards Maumere with the view of rugged mountain ridges hugging the blue Maumere Gulf, while the towering hills and mountains of Pulau Besar – literally ‘big island’ – across the gulf slowly disappeared from sight. The airport was small and later we learned from our local guide and driver that our flight was the last one arriving to Maumere…
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