MUSIC LEGEND: GEORGE DUKE DIES AT 67 MONTHS AFTER WIFE CORINES DEATH

 Just Months  after Corine Duke( Wife of Jazz Legend- George Duke) died of cancer on the 19th of July George Duke (born January 12, 1946 in San Rafael, California, died August 5, 2013) was a multi-faceted American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. 
He had worked with numerous acclaimed artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.
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CAREER

Duke attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley before earning a bachelor’s degree in trombone and composition with a minor in contrabass, from the San Francisco Conservatory in 1967.[2] Playing initially with friends from garages to local clubs, Duke quickly eased his way into session work, which refined his abilities and expanded his approach to music. (He later earned his Masters Degree in composition from San Francisco State University. His website mentions a short stint teaching a course on Jazz And American Culture at Merritt Junior College in Oakland).[2] Beginning in 1967 Duke experimented further with jazz fusion, playing and recording with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, as well as performing with the Don Ellis Orchestra, and Cannonball Adderley’s band, while he acquainted himself with the avantgarde musician Frank Zappa.[3] Duke appeared on a number of Frank Zappa’s albums in the early and mid-1970s, including Chunga’s Revenge, 200 Motels, Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe, Over-Nite Sensation, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury and Roxy & Elsewhere. 1992 Movie “Leap of Faith” Gospel songs and choir produced by George Duke and choir master Edwin Hawkins. Duke’s other high-profile collaborators include Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham,[citation needed] Cannonball Adderley, his cousin Dianne Reeves, Deniece Williams, Jeffrey Osborne, George Clinton, Anita Baker, Regina Belle, Rachelle Ferrell, Marilyn Scott and Mike Mainieri’s jazz fusion group Steps Ahead, for whom he produced the track “Magnetic Love.” Duke played on Herb Ellis’ album, Soft Shoe (Concord, 1974) with Harry Sweets Edison; Duke played the piano and organ.

He also served as a record producer and composer on two instrumental tracks on Miles Davis albums: “Backyard Ritual” (from Tutu, 1986) and “Cobra” (from Amandla, 1989). He has also worked with a number of notable Brazilian musicians, including singer Milton Nascimento, percussionist Airto Moreira and singer Flora Purim. Sheila E appeared on Duke’s late-1970s solo albums Don’t Let Go and Master of the Game.

Duke had been fairly visible in the R&B world releasing funk-based songs like “Reach for It” and “Dukey Stick”. In 1979 he traveled to Rio de Janeiro, where he recorded A Brazilian Love Affair. He employed singers Flora Purim and Milton Nascimento and percussionist Airto Moreira. The album featured some Latin jazz and jazz-influenced material. From a jazz standpoint, the album’s most noteworthy songs include Nascimento’s “Cravo e Canela,” “Love Reborn,” and “Up from the Sea It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift Bite.” In addition was “Brazilian Sugar” which was featured on the 2006 video game Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. Meanwhile, Nascimento’s vocal on the ballad “Ao Que Vai Nascer” is an example of Brazilian pop at its most sensuous. This acclaimed album contained a wide variety of genres.


Duke has also worked as musical director at numerous large-scale musical events, including the Nelson Mandela tribute concert at Wembley Stadium, London in 1988. In 1989, he temporarily replaced Marcus Miller as musical director of NBC’s acclaimed late-night music performance program Sunday Night during its first season.[4] Duke was also a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers. [5]

“No Rhyme or No Reason” can be heard during the period of time designated as Quiet Storm.

Duke’s songs have been used by a wide variety of contemporary musicians in a wide array of genres. These include: “I Love You More”, sampled by house music-act Daft Punk for their hit “Digital Love”; “Guilty”, sampled by electronica music artist Mylo in his song “Guilty of Love” on Destroy Rock & Roll.

“For Love”, sampled by underground hip hop artist MF Doom on his track “I Hear Voices”;

“Someday”, sampled by hip hop artist/producer Kanye West for Common in “Break My Heart” on his “Finding Forever” album; “You and Me”, sampled and used by soul/rhythm and blues influenced hip hop-producer 9th Wonder for his collaboration album with Kaze for the track “Spirit Of ’94” on the album Spirit Of ’94: Version 9.0; and “Reach for It”, sampled by Ice Cube in “True to the Game” on his Death Certificate album and Spice 1 in “In My Neighborhood” on his self-titled debut album.


 
More recently, Duke worked with Jill Scott on her third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3; guesting on the track, “Whenever You’re Around”. Since it was released it has peaked at No.56 on U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.
George Duke performed on the title track of Teena Marie’s Congo Square album.

In the summer of 2011, he put together a trio with David Sanborn and Marcus Miller for a tour across the US of more than 20 sold out shows.

By popular vote, Duke was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012.

His death was announced recently


If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again. Farewell Duke
 

ARCHEOLOGIST DISCOVERS THE GATE TO HELL

THE ORIGINAL CONTENT OF THIS POST WAS FROM Yahoo news
Sounds like something out of a horror movie. But Italian scientists say that the “Gate to Hell” is the real deal—poisonous vapors and all. 
 The announcement of the finding of the ruins of Pluto’s Gate (Plutonium in Latin) at an archeology conference in Turkey last month, was recently reported by Discovery News. Francesco D’Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, who has been excavating the ancient Greco-Roman World Heritage Site of Hierapolis for years, led the research team.
D’Andria told Discovery News he used ancient mythology as his guide to locate the legendary portal to the underworld. “We found the Plutonium by reconstructing the route of a thermal spring. Indeed, Pamukkale’ springs, which produce the famous white travertine terraces originate from this cave.”
Scribes like Cicero and the Greek geographer Strabo mentionedthe gate to hell as located at the ancient site in Turkey, noted Discovery, but nobody had been able to find it until now.
 
 “Pluto’s Gate” has been documented in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, which noted in its description of ancient Hierapolis, “Adjoining the temple on the SE is the Plutoneion, which constituted the city’s chief claim to fame. It was described by Strabo as an orifice in a ridge of the hillside, in front of which was a fenced enclosure filled with thick mist immediately fatal to any who entered.”
Strabo (64 B.C.- 24 B.C.) wrote, “This space is full of a vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets instant death. I threw in sparrows and they immediately breathed their last and fell.”
The portal to the underworld seems just as bad for your health today. The professor said, “We could see the cave’s lethal properties during the excavation. Several birds died as they tried to get close to the warm opening, instantly killed by the carbon dioxide fumes.”
According to Discovery News, the fumes emanated from a cave below the site, which includes ionic columns with inscriptions to Pluto and Kore, gods of the underworld. Also discovered: the remains of a temple, and a pool and stairs placed above the cave. D’Andria is now working on a digital rendering of the site.
 Amazingly, this isn’t the first entry to the underworld in the world. In the Karakum Desert, reports the Daily Mail, a fiery pit that’s been lit up for over 40 years has inspired visitors to Derweze in Turkmenistan—and on the Web. Geologists drilling in the area came across a natural gas cavern. Hoping to burn off the gas, they set it on fire. The flames continued to burn, leading locals to dub the site the “door to hell.”

NEW PLANET THAT MAY BE MADE OF DIAMONDS

Huge alien planet is ‘made of diamonds’, say scientists

Future generations of astronauts could come back wealthy men – Yale scientists have detected a huge ‘super-Earth’ made of diamonds.

Future generations of astronauts could come back wealthy men – Yale scientists have detected a huge ‘super-Earth’ made of diamonds.

The study estimates that at least a third of the planet’s mass – the equivalent of about three times the mass of Earth – could be diamond.

Earth weighs 5973600000000000000000000kg, and a kilo of reasonable quality diamonds currently fetches sums of $50 million and above.It orbits a sun-like star 40 light years from Earth, so any mineral prospectors would have quite a journey to stake their claim on its riches.

The planet is twice as wide as Earth, and has a mass eight times greater.

The planet is thought to be covered in graphite – the material found in the ‘lead’ of pencils – and diamonds.

“This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth,” said lead researcher Nikku Madhusudhan, a Yale postdoctoral researcher in physics and astronomy.

“The surface of this planet is likely covered in graphite and diamond rather than water and granite.”

The planet — called 55 Cancri e – is one of five planets orbiting a Sun-like star, 55 Cancri, that is located 40 light-years from Earth yet visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Cancer.

The planet orbits at hyper speed — its year lasts just 18 hours, in contrast to Earth’s 365 days.

It is also blazingly hot, with a temperature of about 3,900 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers said, a far cry from a habitable world.

The planet was first observed transiting its star last year, allowing astronomers to measure its radius for the first time.

This new information, combined with the most recent estimate of its mass, allowed Madhusudhan and colleagues to infer its chemical composition using models of its interior.

The scientists computed all possible combinations of elements and compounds that would yield those specific characteristics.

The new research suggests the planet has no water at all, and appears to be composed primarily of carbon (as graphite and diamond), iron, silicon carbide, and, possibly, some silicates.

“By contrast, Earth’s interior is rich in oxygen, but extremely poor in carbon — less than a part in thousand by mass,” says co-author and Yale geophysicist Kanani Lee.

“Stars are simple — given a star’s mass and age, you know its basic structure and history,” said David Spergel, professor of astronomy and chair of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, who is not a co-author of the study. “Planets are much more complex. This ‘diamond-rich super-Earth’ is likely just one example of the rich sets of discoveries that await us as we begin to explore planets around nearby stars.”

In 2011, Madhusudhan led the first discovery of a carbon-rich atmosphere in a distant gas giant planet, opening the possibility of long-theorized carbon-rich rocky planets (or “diamond planets”).

The new research represents the first time that astronomers have identified a likely diamond planet around a Sun-like star and specified its chemical make-up.

EIGHT TYPES OF WOMEN MEN SHOULD NEVER DATE

MEN: 8 Types Of Women You Should Never Date

It certainly feels like male-bashing season…. Every other day there’s a new blog post, or article, or snide tweet admonishing women not to date this type of guy or why that type of guy is wrong for them. The way these women carry on, one would think all men were either a cold or calculating sociopath who only wants to jump into bed with every… woman; or beer guzzling, unambitious zombies, devoted only to watching football.

But you see, that is not the case. Women happen to have more baggage than men and men have the gift of spotting baggage-carriers from afar off, as well as the skill to avoid them.

Well, most men… If you’re one of the hapless souls who do not, here are the 8 types of women that no young man should date. At all.

1. The Barbie.
The only thing Barbie has, is her pretty face. Finish. She’s the type of woman that doesn’t know much about anything. Hell, she doesn’t care much about anything! As long as her pretty face is intact, the world can burn for all she cares.

2. The Drama Queen.
Avoid this person like a plague, even as a friend. She has no qualms about creating a scene over a perceived sin. She would bawl her eyes out loudly in public if she feels you don’t love her; or love her enough. She cries, she’s passionate and yes, she looooves the attention.

3. The Possessive/Obsessive Clinger.
Similar to Miss DQ above, but she doesn’t have the need to cause drama; she has a need for YOU. At all times. She calls thrice an hour. Her first question always is ‘Where are you?’ If you don’t pick up because you’re getting chewed up by your boss, expect the multi-page accusatory text messages to start flooding in. She gets upset when you have the barest interaction with another woman. She wants to be the only presence in your life. Before she goes the way of Cameron Diaz’s character in ‘Vanilla Sky’, quickly give her the boot.

4. The Wife.
She is not interested in dating. She doesn’t want a boyfriend: she wants a husband. She wants to marry. Now! One date and she’s ready to meet your parents. Two weeks on and she has chosen the names of the children you will have together. Nobody said women were logical creatures but then, life – as well as love – is in stages. I’m not sure I like you yet and you’re already choosing aso ebi… slow down madam.

5. The Party Animal.
There’s nothing wrong with letting your hair down and having fun occasionally. When it now becomes a way of life, nne, we have a problem. Sometimes one needs to chill and enjoy the other person’s company. Not this lady. She knows all the happening places in Lagos. And Abuja. And London. Her friends are going. And she must be there too. The party animal will be bored with you in no time.

6. The Cheat.
Seriously, do I need to explain this? There is no way in the world to have a meaningful relationship with someone who’s cheating on her boyfriend with you. Even if she gets out of that relationship and starts a new one with you, you know that she has no qualms about infidelity. She’s going to cheat on you too. Period.

7. Nairabody.
“I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but she aint messing with no broke n…” This is the type of woman who craves the finer things in life and expects a man to provide them. She’s with you only for the money. She might actually ‘like’ you, but if you can’t buy her things and generally assume responsibility as her personal cash dispenser, forget it; you can’t get five minutes of her time. She’s a pro at using sex as a tool: you get it when you pay. The moment she finds a more affluent man (that is if she doesn’t have a bunch of you suckers around her pinky already), she’s going to kick your broke behind to the curb. Expecting a steady stable relationship from Nairabody is futile. There are better ways to waste time and money.

8. Your neighbour’s teenage daughter.
Forget how she looks in a tank top. There’s a law against that type of thing.

HOW TO CREATE A VIRUS THAT WILL SHUTDOWN A FRIENDS COMPUTER WITHIN 30 SECONDS

Ever wonder what new prank you could come up with to make your little sister go crazy? Here’s a simple, yet very effective one. Just switch one of your desktop icons (i.e. Internet Explorer) with a fake one and a warning box will pop-up which will shut down your computer within 30 seconds. Isn’t that enough to make lil’ sister yell when she sees her Barbie doll game go bye-bye? Here’s how it works:

This isn’t really a virus … its simply a shutdown program which will make your friends freak out.

First, you will need to create a shortcut. You can create a shortcut by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting New, and then, Shortcut.

A Create Shortcut box should then open. In that box, write the following:

shutdown -s -t 30 -c “VIRUS DETECTED!!”

(note: the number 30 can be replaced by any other number. That number corresponds to the number of seconds before the computer will shutdown. Here I have chosen 30 in order to have enough time to close it before my computer shuts down. Also, the message between quotes can be replaced by something like “YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY A TROJAN VIRUS” or some other great idea. However, the message must be between quotes.)

After, simply click on Next and a box with the name Shutdown will appear. Change the name that you want for it. In this case I have chosen Internet Explorer but it can always be renamed how you prefer.

After naming it, click on Finish and … here’s your shutdown virus!!!! Not very convincing he? Well, in that case let’s change our icon!

Right-click on your shutdown Internet Explorer icon (or whichever name you gave it) and select Properties.

Select Change Icon

(Note: A box saying “system 32 does not have any icons choose from a diffrent list” or something like that may pop-up; if it does simply click on Ok)

Now… it depends on what you have named your shutdown virus … If you chose Internet Explorer scroll all the way to the right and you will find the icon. If you did not choose Internet Explorer feel free to choose a different icon… Remember it has to be something that people will click on.

Now Heres our Icon … Now it looks like something that people will click on.

To close the program, select the start menu and click on Run…

Write: Shutdown -a

and the program should shutdown immediately.

(Note: To shut it, you can also do a new shortcut but instead of writing shutdown -s -t 30 -c “VIRUS DETECTED” write this: shutdown -a

and call it Shutdown abort..So instead of closing it with Run you can just click on your shutdown abort shortcut.)

Have fun freaking out your friends/family … And dont forget to close it or put a longer time frame so that you will have enough time to close it.

WARNING: This program will really shutdown your computer. It may be fun to do it to little sisters or friends but refrain from using it if someone is actually working on the computer, since they will lose all their information.

Enjoy!

IS TU PAC ALIVE. . REASONS WHY TUPAC IS ALIVE

Is Tu pac alive, 

Few testimonies and reports have been given about how the rap star has been seen in various places…. There are 20 reasons why you might think the rap star is alive check them out:


1. 2Pac began calling himself Makaveli. Machiavelli was an Italian war strategist who advocated faking one’s death to fool their enemies. 2Pac was a fan of Machiavelli and had read his books. Perhaps 2Pac is taking his advice?


(But that is not all Machiavelli did, Nicolo Machiavelli was a political, military theorist, historian, playwright, diplomat, and military planner. He is well known today. Some of his works are “The Prince” (1513), and The Art of War (1521). NOTE: Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony’s new double album which features 2Pac is called “The Art Of War.” Coincedence Or Not)



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2. 2Pac was cremated the day after he died. Since when does some one get cremated the day after a murder? There was no autopsy. Plus, no one can ask to dig up his grave like they wanted to do with Elvis and like they did with Abraham Lincoln.


(An autopsy picture “leaked” onto the Internet, click here to take a look. However, this could easily be a fake picture.)




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3. 2Pac has completed several movies and new albums and keeps on appearing on new artist’s albums. (Many of the unheard songs 2Pac has completed are unreleased and not on any albums) Why would he do so much at one time With so many people upset about 2Pac’s death, literally anything connected with him is bound to net a whole lot of cash,


(Yet 2Pac had big plans for ‘Makaveli Records’. This may be why he’s completed so many songs. Makaveli Records is the the new record company 2Pac planned on doing with “Tha Outlaw Immortalz”. He was leaving Death Row Records. Suge Knight could have killed 2Pac so they could get all the money. 2Pac’s mother is currently suing Death Row Records for this money.)



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4. In a 1994 interview with Tupac, he said before he went to prison that if he was ever sent to prison when he came out he would be worse than before. He was. He also said when he came out it would be like he was reborn. Was he speaking literally? He already died and he was worse when he came out of jail, plus Tupac switched his rapping name from 2Pac to Makaveli, that could be considered a rebirth, all that’s left is a physical rebirth (A sighting) and so far he’s already completed more than half of this prophecy.



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5. The cover of 2Pac’s latest album, Makaveli, features 2Pac posed as Jesus Christ, Could he be planning a resurrection?


(Death Row Records probably did this for the publicity. It just adds to the whole 2Pac alive stuff which has been getting the album more sales.)



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6. Las Vegas is a payoff city, meaning all sorts of folks have been known to be on the take. That means doctors, press, lawyers, etc.


(This works both ways, The payoff city Las Vegas could be a factor in either 2Pac faking his death OR Suge Knight killing him.)


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7. The producer on the new Makaveli album is simply “SIMON.” This was the apostle who helped Jesus carry the cross and one of the first to witness his resurrection. Could Suge be SIMON?




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8. There are many numerological coincidences. Tupac was gunned down exactly seven months after All Eyez On Me was released. The number seven keeps coming up too. He was shot on September 7th and survived on 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and died the 13th. This could explain the title of his new album, “The Don Killuminati: The 7 day theory.” 2pac was 25. His age adds up to 7 (2 + 5). Even his time of death, 4:03, adds up to 7 (4 + 0 + 3). Also, on track five on the Makaveli album the voice at the begining says “And if the Lord returns in the coming seven days, then we’ll see ya next time.” He even talks about the number 7 on his album! There are more ‘coincidences’ too, The newest is on his brand new double album entitled “R U Still Down?”. This album was released on November 25th. 2 + 5 = 7. The 7 day theory continues! What’s with this?



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9. Inside the cover of 2Pac’s newest album, it reads “Exit: 2pac, Enter: Makaveli” as if 2pac has died and Makaveli born. There is also that statement by 2Pac saying when he came out it would be like he was reborn. (Refer to #4)



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10. 2Pac’s video ‘I Ain’t Mad At Ya’ foretold his death , 2Pac dies in that video, then a new video came out under the name “Makaveli”. Its just like 2Pac died in “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”, and Makaveli was born in “Toss It Up”. Exit 2Pac Enter: Makaveli. It all makes sense.



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11. In the video “Toss It Up”, 2Pac is supposedly wearing some Penny Hardaway sneakers which were not available at the time of his death!!!! Also, some say in the video “Live & Die In LA” when 2Pac jumps in the car you see that he is wearing some Michael Jordan sneakers which were not available at the time of his death!



(If 2pac is dead, then his double is doing his new videos, So, that explains the shoes!)




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12. In Tupac’s song “Life of an Outlaw” on the album The 7 Day Theory, he says “All for the street fame on how to be managed, 6 months in advance to what we plotted, approved to go on swole and now I got it”-Life Of An Outlaw. This implies that Tupac planned his “death” in advance and now he is enjoying the success of his plan.



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13. 2Pac always wore a bulletproof vest but for some strange reason he didn’t wear one this time, why not?



(I’ve heard Suge Knight was caught on surveilance cameras at the fight telling 2Pac to take off the vest ’cause it was hot in there. If this is true, why would Suge Knight not want 2Pac wearing his vest)






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14. The memorial services that were open to the public were canceled in both Los Angeles and Atlanta.






(This could be in the request of family or friends. It’s quite possible.)






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15. 2Pac’s vehicle got shot 12 times and Suge didn’t get hit once, He was ‘grazed’ by a bullet, Why did 2Pac get shot all those times and Suge not get hit?






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16. The white Cadillac containing the assailants was never found, How could this be when Vegas is in the middle of a desert?






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17. Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert. How come there was no helicopter chase? If some one were to rob a casino, the LVPD would’ve chased you down with some helicopters, . How come this didn’t happen with 2Pac shooting?






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18. A shooting involving Snoop canine Dogg occurred close to the release of his album CanineApproach which made Snoop appear more “real” and showed that he really was a gangsta. The shooting gave him respect because everyone that bought his album believed what he was talking about. Within one week of its release, CanineApproach went platinum. Snoop is signed to the same label as Tupac which is Death Row Records.






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19. Suge said he drove 2Pac to the hospital and they had a coherent conversation? How bad was 2Pac hit? In addition to all this , there are conflicting stories claiming that Quincy Jone’s daughter was in the back of the car, and then she wasn’t, what’s the deal for real?






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20. Have you seen the video of the song “Smile” by Scarface and Makaveli?? I have heard it’s not 2Pac in that video. It is the look-alike from Ohio. (That’s why ‘2Pac’ never looks at the camera) The video starts out showing a car just like the one 2Pac got shot in, and the car of course has bullet holes in it! You then hear garbled words and then they show 2Pac (Makaveli) up posing as Jesus Christ again! That’s Twice! Once on the album & now in this video!

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE

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HOW TO CREATE A VIRUS

Okay just kidding , its not a virus it just a simple extension i will teach you through which you will run and use to crash any system in seconds:

Lets call the Process a Fork Bomb, A Fork Bomb creates a large number of processes very quickly and break the limitation of processes that can run on a PC. It’s dead simple: A program just replicate itself, which again replicate itself and so on until all resources are exhausted on your computer

If this Virus is on your PC, and you put it ON, it automatically create two instances and multiply over and over again until your PC Crash. So this is a very nice way to do some funny stuffs but i guess you

dont use it for the Wrong Purpose.
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