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wbsloan asked: NYC#086 was taken at the base of the Chrysler Building in Manhattan.

Wow! Thanks for the info! :)
Are you the original photographer by any chance? 

Recently, I completed the Benaiah, LLC company seal, thanks to a ton of help from my amazing brother & accomplished artist Elisha Hale. It was a lot of fun designing this, especially adding all the fine artistic details to it. While most tech, SEO, & social media companies seem to be following the trend of making extremely simple & basic 1-2 color designs for their logos & brands, I wanted to distinguish Benaiah by having a much more intricate design that sets the company apart. I patterned it off of the finely detailed imagery found on U.S. money, royal family crests, classical art, & more. What are your thoughts of this design?

Recently, I completed the Benaiah, LLC company seal, thanks to a ton of help from my amazing brother & accomplished artist Elisha Hale. It was a lot of fun designing this, especially adding all the fine artistic details to it. While most tech, SEO, & social media companies seem to be following the trend of making extremely simple & basic 1-2 color designs for their logos & brands, I wanted to distinguish Benaiah by having a much more intricate design that sets the company apart. I patterned it off of the finely detailed imagery found on U.S. money, royal family crests, classical art, & more. What are your thoughts of this design?

What do you all think of this concept that I designed & planned out for the pain medication company Painkickers? The artist who did the illustration & graphics was my brother & CEO of the Electric Method company, Elisha Hale, & I think he did an amazing job. He’s the lead graphic designer & illustrator for the new video game Ron Paul: The Road to Revolution, & is the creator of the massively acclaimed Threadless t-shirt & hoodie “Technicolour Rex.” You can see the Painkickers design in cover photo form on the Painkickers Facebook page. which I’ve just been commissioned as admin of. If you need a custom Facebook cover photo for your timeline, my company Benaiah, LLC, does them for a very reasonable rate.

What do you all think of this concept that I designed & planned out for the pain medication company Painkickers? The artist who did the illustration & graphics was my brother & CEO of the Electric Method company, Elisha Hale, & I think he did an amazing job. He’s the lead graphic designer & illustrator for the new video game Ron Paul: The Road to Revolution, & is the creator of the massively acclaimed Threadless t-shirt & hoodie “Technicolour Rex.” You can see the Painkickers design in cover photo form on the Painkickers Facebook page. which I’ve just been commissioned as admin of. If you need a custom Facebook cover photo for your timeline, my company Benaiah, LLC, does them for a very reasonable rate.

If this isn’t the silliest picture of me ever, I don’t know what is. Apparently, my friend Katrine thought that this would be a funny thing for me to do (to look like a total nerd) while we were sitting around at the 24/7 McDonalds late one night (or early in the morning depending on how you view 3 AM). Anyway, I should be back to making some legit posts again tomorrow. Hope you folks all have a great day!

If this isn’t the silliest picture of me ever, I don’t know what is. Apparently, my friend Katrine thought that this would be a funny thing for me to do (to look like a total nerd) while we were sitting around at the 24/7 McDonalds late one night (or early in the morning depending on how you view 3 AM). Anyway, I should be back to making some legit posts again tomorrow. Hope you folks all have a great day!

(Play the video while reading the article for maximum effect!)

One of the most famous incidents in Western military history is The Charge of the Light Brigade (Cavalry), which was a charge of British cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 in the Crimean War. Due to an error in communication between the commanders, the brigade charged into battle against a much stronger force than they should have had to. 

Charge of the Light Brigade

French Marshal Pierre Bosquet stated ”C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre  C’est de la folie”." ("It is magnificent, but it is not war. — it is madness.”) The Russian commanders are said to have initially believed that the British soldiers must have been drunk. The brigade was not completely destroyed while charging through the Russian Cavalry, innumerable guns which they had to stay in range of for as much as seven minutes, and finally hacked down the Russian gunners. The brigade did suffer terribly, with 118 men killed, 127 wounded and about 60 taken prisoner. After regrouping, only 195 men were still with horses.

Charge of the Light Brigade

Franz von Suppe composed his rousing, magnificent score of the event, and Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote his famous poem about the incident:

Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!" he said.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Charge of the Light Brigade

Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Charge of the Light Brigade

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of hell
Rode the six hundred.

Charge of the Light Brigade

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd.
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not,
Not the six hundred.

Charge of the Light Brigade

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

Charge of the Light Brigade

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honor the charge they made!
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

Hope you enjoyed my article about the Charge of the Light Brigade! 
Check back tomorrow to find out what I'll be writing about then!  
If there is one popular American figure who the aspiring social media marketing master should hope to be like, it is Fred Rogers. His show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood ran for 33 years and was a bright light in a dark television world, running the gamut of entertainment, emotion, education, imagination, and heartfelt directness. Amidst the clamoring clatter of the modern world, full of its hustle and bustle, bright lights, and sensational attention-grabbing antics, the true social media figure should stand as solid as Fred Rogers, never forgetting that deep inside, everyone is and always will be just the child that they once were but perhaps have forgotten how to be, and never failing to treat them the same way you would treat a little boy or girl. Perhaps no story would illustrate my point better than the one below.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood won four Emmy awards, and Rogers received one for lifetime achievement. During the 1997 Daytime Emmys, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Rogers. The following is an excerpt from Esquire’s coverage of the gala, written by Tom Junrod:

Mister Rogers went onstage to accept the award — and there, in front of all the soap opera stars and talk show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and jutting saltwater bosoms, he made his small bow and said into the microphone, “All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are. Ten seconds of silence.”
And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, “I’ll watch the time.” There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn’t kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked. And so they did. One second, two seconds, three seconds — and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier. And Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly “May God be with you,” to all his vanquished children.

If there is one popular American figure who the aspiring social media marketing master should hope to be like, it is Fred Rogers. His show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood ran for 33 years and was a bright light in a dark television world, running the gamut of entertainment, emotion, education, imagination, and heartfelt directness. Amidst the clamoring clatter of the modern world, full of its hustle and bustle, bright lights, and sensational attention-grabbing antics, the true social media figure should stand as solid as Fred Rogers, never forgetting that deep inside, everyone is and always will be just the child that they once were but perhaps have forgotten how to be, and never failing to treat them the same way you would treat a little boy or girl. Perhaps no story would illustrate my point better than the one below.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood won four Emmy awards, and Rogers received one for lifetime achievement. During the 1997 Daytime Emmys, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Rogers. The following is an excerpt from Esquire’s coverage of the gala, written by Tom Junrod:

Mister Rogers went onstage to accept the award — and there, in front of all the soap opera stars and talk show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and jutting saltwater bosoms, he made his small bow and said into the microphone, “All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are. Ten seconds of silence.”

And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, “I’ll watch the time.” There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn’t kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked. And so they did. One second, two seconds, three seconds — and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier. And Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly “May God be with you,” to all his vanquished children.

In 1988, my father Lary R. Hale began By One Spirit Ministries and has continued in it ever since, preaching whenever, wherever, and to whoever the Lord has lead him to do so with. I’ve personally operated as webmaster for the ministry for a year or so now, and have put many hours into making sure that these messages of hope and truth are given the best possible exposure on the world wide web, including its own blog on Tumblr. The home website is about to undergo a renovation, but if you can overlook the somewhat outdated appearance and take a look at the content, you’ll find a wealth of good things on there. Our social media is at very high standards, and you can find us on any of the networks listed at Klout’s profile for the ministry. Probably the best source of updates from the ministry is the Facebook page, where my father posts articles, videos, and much more on a daily basis.

In 1988, my father Lary R. Hale began By One Spirit Ministries and has continued in it ever since, preaching whenever, wherever, and to whoever the Lord has lead him to do so with. I’ve personally operated as webmaster for the ministry for a year or so now, and have put many hours into making sure that these messages of hope and truth are given the best possible exposure on the world wide web, including its own blog on Tumblr. The home website is about to undergo a renovation, but if you can overlook the somewhat outdated appearance and take a look at the content, you’ll find a wealth of good things on there. Our social media is at very high standards, and you can find us on any of the networks listed at Klout’s profile for the ministry. Probably the best source of updates from the ministry is the Facebook page, where my father posts articles, videos, and much more on a daily basis.

Today I’m going to clue in local readers to a new addition to the Metro-Louisville social media marketing scene. Katrine, our up-and-coming apprentice at Benaiah, LLC has fired up a number of social media accounts that she’d be thrilled to connect with you on. She’s already an avid Twitter user & has a robust Klout score of 54 before even making her new networks. Katrine is a fantastic girl with a high social intelligence & she’s sure to be a memorable new entry to the local & global social media scene. Make friends with her before everyone else does & in the meantime give our Facebook page a “Like,” for all the latest cutting-edge updates in the Internet, Tech, & Social Media industries, as well as informative, inspiring posts about the local Louisville area & its history, events, & people. Not to mention great contests & sponsored collaborations! See you there! 

Today I’m going to clue in local readers to a new addition to the Metro-Louisville social media marketing scene. Katrine, our up-and-coming apprentice at Benaiah, LLC has fired up a number of social media accounts that she’d be thrilled to connect with you on. She’s already an avid Twitter user & has a robust Klout score of 54 before even making her new networks. Katrine is a fantastic girl with a high social intelligence & she’s sure to be a memorable new entry to the local & global social media scene. Make friends with her before everyone else does & in the meantime give our Facebook page a “Like,” for all the latest cutting-edge updates in the Internet, Tech, & Social Media industries, as well as informative, inspiring posts about the local Louisville area & its history, events, & people. Not to mention great contests & sponsored collaborations! See you there! 

The 1913 Kentucky Derby was the 39th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 10, 1913, and proved to be historic with 91-1 winning colt Donerail becoming the longest odds winner in the race’s history. The winning time of 2.04.80 also set a new Derby record. My father’s father’s father’s brother (my great-great-uncle) Roscoe Goose, nicknamed ‘The Golden Goose,’ was Donerail’s jockey. His brother Carl Goose had won the Kentucky Oaks in 1913, immediately before Roscoe went on to win the Derby. Roscoe also went on to win the 1916 Kentucky Oaks. Tragically, Carl died in a motor racing accident at age twenty-two on October 15, 1915 at Latonia Race Track, an event which inspired Roscoe to become a major activist for safety measures in the racing community.

The 1913 Kentucky Derby was the 39th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 10, 1913, and proved to be historic with 91-1 winning colt Donerail becoming the longest odds winner in the race’s history. The winning time of 2.04.80 also set a new Derby record. My father’s father’s father’s brother (my great-great-uncle) Roscoe Goose, nicknamed ‘The Golden Goose,’ was Donerail’s jockey. His brother Carl Goose had won the Kentucky Oaks in 1913, immediately before Roscoe went on to win the Derby. Roscoe also went on to win the 1916 Kentucky Oaks. Tragically, Carl died in a motor racing accident at age twenty-two on October 15, 1915 at Latonia Race Track, an event which inspired Roscoe to become a major activist for safety measures in the racing community.

Found this unique piece of Louisville artwork on a Google search. It inspires me to get back into a bit of art myself. I think the skyline from Louisville has been updated quite a bit since this artwork. I set this post to allow photo-replies, so feel free to share your own favorite pictures of Louisville.

Found this unique piece of Louisville artwork on a Google search. It inspires me to get back into a bit of art myself. I think the skyline from Louisville has been updated quite a bit since this artwork. I set this post to allow photo-replies, so feel free to share your own favorite pictures of Louisville.

I want to go somewhere just like this, someday. The still peace away from the bustle of civilization.

I want to go somewhere just like this, someday. The still peace away from the bustle of civilization.

What a great birthday present! My good friends in Brazil, Marcos Jose Machado & Guilherme Santos, waited outside for just the right time of day to take this epic shot! It is one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever done just for me! Thanks Marcos & Guilherme! :)

What a great birthday present! My good friends in Brazil, Marcos Jose Machado & Guilherme Santos, waited outside for just the right time of day to take this epic shot! It is one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever done just for me! Thanks Marcos & Guilherme! :)