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The Vents

A Word Of Substance

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The vents were plastered against the wall with a panic that had shot them into place for the entirety of their being. They had no other option. Destiny was a gray word with iron slats that slipped through the corners of their imagination. So dark and shady was it, that they dared never to dream. Instead they stayed pinned up against dry wall, gazing inwardly at the dust that had collected over the years.

Little specs of gray bunnies nestled around the mouth of the vent. The dust had run into the barred, metal teeth because it seemed quiet, as if the scream had dried out long ago. The warmth of its throat was inviting and in the winter it was like a camp fire. Rather than tell them to go, the vents seemed to like their company. In the evenings I can hear it purring, the rumble – awaiting…

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Early Theme Adopters: Spun

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Spun  has only been around for a few short months, but you’ll encounter its unmistakeable look on thousands of sites, from personal blogs to photographers’ homepages.

As the three sites we feature today show, you can tweak Spun‘s signature design, which organizes posts’ featured images into tidy rows of circles, without losing the theme’s blend of elegance and playfulness.

dreams of designer

dreams of designer spun theme

dreams of designer, a fashion blog, is using Spun‘s out-of-the-box look to great effect. The blogger has opted to keep each post’s featured image black-and-white on the homepage (the theme’s default). Then, when readers hover over the images, they pop with color again — a nice touch for the blogger’s curated looks.

Apply Generously: Nature-Yoga-Life

apply generously spun theme
Stephanie Floerke, the blogger behind Apply Generously, has embarked on a yearlong quest to publish daily on yoga, health, and travel.

Spun‘s layout combines her colorful photos into a cheerful mosaic, while her focus…

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Documenting the Streets: Street Photography Tips from Dominic Stafford

The Daily Post

A street photographer must adapt, improvise, and blend in to any situation — and be ready to find beauty in even the dullest of scenes.

Photographing on the streets is like no other form of photography. It’s real, it’s pure luck, and most importantly it shows life as it is, in real time. A street photographer must adapt, improvise, and blend in to any situation — and be ready to find beauty in even the dullest of scenes.

When I brave the streets of South East Asia, I never really think about anything else other than: “Would that be a good shot? Would that be a good shot? Or would that be a good shot?” I’m in photo mode, and it can become quite tiring. After thirty minutes I’m sitting down, enjoying a soft drink. But even then, I think: “That would be a great shot, and that would…

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Spring Break Travels: Musings on Thailand

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It’s back to the real world in a few days: back to work, back to the mundane, back to the routine.  Now we’re back to our apartment, life as usual.  But since that’s not too interesting, I’m going to share about the trip the little family and I made to Southeast Asia for the better part of two weeks.  We visited two countries, Thailand and Laos, but for now I’m focusing on Thailand.  We explored three distinct areas of Thailand.  Bangkok, Udon Thani, and Krabi (Ao Nang, more specifically).

Map borrowed from this website: http://samui-attractions.blogspot.ae/2012/04/map-of-thailand-koh-samui-hoh-phangan.html You’ll see Udon Thani nearly at the Laos border in the northeast; Bangkok is center on the gulf; Krabi and Ao Nang are near Phuket.  Map is borrowed from another website, but it seems to have come from EmbassyWorld.com.

Let’s talk about scenery first.   Without a doubt, the Krabi area was the most scenic, with stunning cliffs and towering islands, verdant greenery, and…

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