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iPad artist: Michael Rose, creator of the PaperFaces project

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Poem of the week: A Knocker

Making A Little Circle

By Zbigniew Herbert

There are those who grow
gardens in their heads
paths lead from their hair
to sunny and white cities

it’s easy for them to write
they close their eyes
immediately schools of images
stream down their foreheads

my imagination
is a piece of board
my sole instrument
is a wooden stick

I strike the board
it answer me
yes–yes
no–no

for others the green bell of a tree
the blue bell of water
I have a knocker
from unprotected gardens

I thump on the board
and it prompts me
with the moralists dry poem
yes–yes
no–no

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POEM: Clunker Love

Virginia the Viruliferous

You see, I’m all about this packed trunk,

all about this wide front,

all about this faded, bubbled, rusty old paint job.

It’s not about the glamor and the glitz and a rim job.

What matters is the rumble of the bass and that hot rod

engine bay.

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The 5 sites all bloggers should visit today.

The House of Adelaide

1| Canva

Canva

Canva guides the graphically challenged and helps you create custom designs. The site is user friendly and the high quality images are not the usual cringe-worthy stock photos some of us bloggers fall victim too.

2 | Death to Stock Photo

Death to Stock Photos

Speaking of those heinous stock photos, Death to Stock Photos is the exact opposite. Subscribers receive a free zip file of photos every month with varying themes. Sure, you never know what you’re going to get ( cue Forest Gump reference) but over time you will build an arsenal of beautiful pictures you can display on you site with pride.

3 | Photjojo

Photo JoJo

Photojojo is perfect for both the aspiring photographer and the well-worn filmmaker. This site a virtual candy store for anyone looking to enhance their iPhone capabilities, or the on-the-go blogger who may need a perfectly lighted fold-up studio on hand.

I present to you…

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Five Web Design Ideas to Boost Your Online Donations

Business Technology Insights

This post is part of a series on nonprofit technology. Click here to see part IV

It’s a tough fact of life, but most nonprofit organizations simply don’t have the time, resources or know-how to keep their online presences up-to-date. With 84 percent of not-for-profits lacking mobile-optimized donation landing pages, it’s clear that most organizations aren’t exactly on the cutting edge. The problem is: How can a nonprofit balance tight budgeting with frequent technological progress?

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Mundy On Bears’ D: ‘Sky’s The Limit’

CBS Chicago

(CBS) A year after setting franchise records for futility, the Bears defense has been revamped.

But will it truly be different? Only time will tell, but for now one newcomer has given his stamp of approval in the season’s early going.

Safety Ryan Mundy feels confident in the defense’s progress after the starters picked off Eagles quarterback Nick Foles twice and pitched a shutout in the first quarter of the preseason-opening win Friday.

“The sky’s the limit for us,” Mundy said in an interview with Matt Spiegel and Matt Abbatacola on 670 The Score on Monday morning. “We’ve been working extremely hard … We got off to a great start last week against the Eagles. Now we got to keep the ball rolling. Our mantra this year is ‘toughness and takeaways.’ If we feel like we can do those two things throughout the course of 16 games, we’ll be all…

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Chasing Cool – This Month’s Must Read Book

I was reading an article in an issue of GQ about a book called Chasing Cool by Noah Kerner and Gene Pressman. From the first page, I was captivated by the stories that are in this book. The perspective that this book gives on the concept of cool is different from the conventional view of what cool is. The writers are from two different worlds, Noah Kerner is a DJ and Gene Pressman is a fashion icon which gives the book multiple views of what cool means in different industries.  This is a must read for anyone that is interested in understanding what makes something cool or not. This books take on the concept of cool is a refreshing view of what cool was, is and will be. Check out the website for more information http://chasingcoolbook.com/

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