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Welcome to #CheckIn for Thursday, September 24


@Christoph S did a great job last week, now it's my turn.

How are you these days? Here’s where you can slip away from your reality to continue the topic from yesterday, send a wave, give brief update or take part in daily thread. If you are #NewHere; welcome! I try to keep things light but this is your thread so … there’s always an element of randomness. Grab your beverage preference (pixel or not) and enjoy the space.

QOTD We’ve just passed an equinox – what seasonal changes are you looking forward to?

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We’re going into much shorter days. I’m going to enjoy being able to see dawn (and dusk) without having to get up early (or stay up late🙂) I used to look forward to the start of TV seasons but with streaming – why wait😁
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So - when was your first #Diaspora post? or #Friendica if you are reading this there? I think my first Diaspora pod was Poddery but there was a problem with it or something and it was down for a few days so I came over here. It's been since I believe September or October 2011. When #Ilya was still with us. Im still thrilled to see so many of my first contacts still posting here. I was watching the Social Dilemma. Nothing I didn't know but I liked the way it was presented in sinister form because many people don't do well with subtlety and I think it did a good job at pointing out WHY it is so important to break free from those networks. I wont ever leave FB fully because my daughter's memorialized account is there and i really enjoy those snippets of conversation etc. So many alternatives have come and gone, the #fediverse is still here and that's pretty awesome <3 And for all of those peeps who are still finding their way and are #newhere Welcome!
 
So - when was your first #Diaspora post? or #Friendica if you are reading this there? I think my first Diaspora pod was Poddery but there was a problem with it or something and it was down for a few days so I came over here. It's been since I believe September or October 2011. When #Ilya was still with us. Im still thrilled to see so many of my first contacts still posting here. I was watching the Social Dilemma. Nothing I didn't know but I liked the way it was presented in sinister form because many people don't do well with subtlety and I think it did a good job at pointing out WHY it is so important to break free from those networks. I wont ever leave FB fully because my daughter's memorialized account is there and i really enjoy those snippets of conversation etc. So many alternatives have come and gone, the #fediverse is still here and that's pretty awesome <3 And for all of those peeps who are still finding their way and are #newhere Welcome!
 
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It is time to try how it feels sharing a picture on Diapora. And here it comes.
Aberystwyth, Wales, 2019.

#newhere #new #aberystwyth #wales #see #sunset
 
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It is time to try how it feels sharing a picture on Diapora. And here it comes.
Aberystwyth, Wales, 2019.

#newhere #new #aberystwyth #wales #see #sunset
 

Checkin welcomes you to Wednesday , September 16!


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗
Woden’s Day 16 September

Will we?
“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

I found this quote and decided to share it since we are in unprecedented times. We are all sharing an adventure though-out the world…I think no country was spared from the Covid-19 reaction….
We have been sharing a great adventure whether we wanted to or not.
We have gone through changes and when we come out we will not be the same and I think that will be good in a way nothing shakes up the routine then getting your routine shook up, no?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
this will bring me to the :
# QOTD
Where will we go from here?
Aye that is the rub where do we go from here. Since we are not finished with this adventure we have some time to savor this time. In spite of everything heaped upon us, what can you savor of the now you are living in? Is there anything you do not want to return to the pre-Covid days?

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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Checkin welcomes you to Tuesday 15 September


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗

Tuesday 15 September.


Two for Tuesday!
I am glad Monday is over it turned into a disappointment. However while roaming around online I found these little tidbits and decided that we all are disappointed at times. Many of us are on the edge with not knowing with is going to happen, and still trying to get through this very interesting year. Today we can wallow or rejoice or do both!
QOTD
Do you like beer batter better or do you have a batter that is better for deep friend bits of edibles?
I will go out on a limb and say no one here does not like some crispy fried battered something dipped in a favorite sauce!
Yes we shall not be gloomy! HA!

“You can't just pick up a gun and become a gunfighter, or go off and explore for a new world, or pull a sword out of a stone, or rescue a damsel in distress, or-- so we play games and we read books because the world isn't the world we thought we were supposed to get, the world we thought we'd been promised by somebody. Because things didn't turn out the way they were supposed to. So we go someplace else.”
― J. Michael Straczynski, Spider-Man: One More Day

“He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.”
― P.G. Wodehouse

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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #digitalpoetics, #investigativejournalism, and #mediaart. Thanks for the invite, @THE THING!
 

Checkin welcomes you to Monday 14 September!


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗

Monday 14 September.

Fall is coming in full force and I welcome it. The one change I actually like is the seasons. I feel the natural rhythms change their beat, the tune is in a different key but it is nature’s song none the less. I was in bed at my usual time and it is now dark. I never noticed the length of days much when I was in Texas. Being so far south it is not as dramatic as this far north. Right now I feel my human life in suspension…I can putter and change out knick-knacks,, re-arrange the furniture and put up all the summer clothes but I feel like I am waiting for the shoe to drop. We are living through great change.

“It’s all fine to say, “Time will heal everything, this too shall pass away. People will forget”—and things like that when you are not involved, but when you are there is no passage of time, people do not forget and you are in the middle of something that does not change.”
― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

QOTD


It is Monday. Do you have any plans for the week?
Starting new projects/jobs/books/ planning to herd dust bunnies? I always have great plans I think about in the evening before bed….when I get up…..the energy I thought I would have is still in bed….

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

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Checkin welcomes you to Sunday September 13!


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗
Sunday 13 September.
We have gone into the Fall weather pattern…60sF for days and 40sF for nights. About time I am not a lover of hot weather (over 78F is too hot). My cousin finally figured out her new “smart” phone and email so she wrote me a test one then I replied. Today I got a full one. She lives in California (Placerville) this is my cousin on my dad’s side. She is shut in her house because of all the smoke…as are many of you Bay Area folks and all points north and south and looks like east and west too OY. This year has been astounding to say the least. We have discussed cheese bread and humor as parody/satire etc… This week. I think it is time to take stock on how we are all coping and dealing with life.

QOTD


How are you? Are you doing well for a change; something good? same old same old? wearing out with the stress? In the middle levels of developing PTSD? Is your corner of the world doing well for you ( I hope so really,) If you are doing OK or better do not feel like you can not share and gives us your lovely details we want to be happy for you! and If you are going down the crapper share with us we want to be there for you too, at least let you know we care. I do know many of us are in some state of dilapidation. I know I am….at times feeling old and worn out and sometimes great. The see saw of old age! Let us rejoice in our joy because it will multiply it. Let us share our sorrow for it will dived it.

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

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Checkin welcomes you to Sunday September 13!


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗
Sunday 13 September.
We have gone into the Fall weather pattern…60sF for days and 40sF for nights. About time I am not a lover of hot weather (over 78F is too hot). My cousin finally figured out her new “smart” phone and email so she wrote me a test one then I replied. Today I got a full one. She lives in California (Placerville) this is my cousin on my dad’s side. She is shut in her house because of all the smoke…as are many of you Bay Area folks and all points north and south and looks like east and west too OY. This year has been astounding to say the least. We have discussed cheese bread and humor as parody/satire etc… This week. I think it is time to take stock on how we are all coping and dealing with life.

QOTD


How are you? Are you doing well for a change; something good? same old same old? wearing out with the stress? In the middle levels of developing PTSD? Is your corner of the world doing well for you ( I hope so really,) If you are doing OK or better do not feel like you can not share and gives us your lovely details we want to be happy for you! and If you are going down the crapper share with us we want to be there for you too, at least let you know we care. I do know many of us are in some state of dilapidation. I know I am….at times feeling old and worn out and sometimes great. The see saw of old age! Let us rejoice in our joy because it will multiply it. Let us share our sorrow for it will dived it.

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

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Checkin welcomes you to Saturday, September 12!


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗
Saturday 12 September.
While trying to distract myself from the misery of the world I found a parody of a Billy Joel Song I will link it. As humans we enjoy irony, satire, jokes and such….at least intelligent people do ….HA!
I have read Greek plays that were satires. Gulliver’s Travels is a huge satire as is his Modest Proposal. the 1700s in England was full of subtle satire and parody. I say that because it is my area of study when i did my degrees in literature. So the QOTD is a pop quiz!….
Just kidding!

QOTD


Today let’s share favorite parodies, satires, from song literature, and movies (even TV shows). Most of us quote Douglas Adams, or Monty Python.SO I know we all have a dark sense humor and frankly we need it now more than ever. So today’s QOTD is share your favorite irony, satire parody….There is a lot out there from 500+ years ago to yesterday let us laugh even if it is sardonic on this Saturday and of course cats, goats, bats, alpacas, wombats are all welcome too.
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Checkin welcomes you to Friday, September 11


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗

Friday !!!


Yesterday was an interesting but long day. I never thought this big city girl would be happy to get the hell out what passes for a city here and back to the beatnik beach house!
Yesterday was cheese and today is Bread. I am nearly certain that nearly everyone here has made bread this year, thought about making it, or ate some. The Uzbek believe bread is sacred and it is traditionally shaped in a round flat-ish disk. It represents the sun which is life….bread is never wasted there. My babushka may have been Russian but was born in Tashkent( actually a few verst out in a village that was named for he grandfather) so she was adept at bread making. The traditions she had were no longer done when I was old enough to observe but I heard the stories.

The QOTD is Bread.


I like bread and my favorites are a real decent rye and sourdough ( of course as a San Francisco girl I grew up on that toothsome loaf.) Right now I can not commit to raising a starter.... although I have the container to use….something holds me back and I think I will blame the weather…too hot to bake bread!
So what kinds of bread do you like? Have you a special kind you love to bake? I have done well with flour tortillas and chapatis lately easy to make in warm weather.
I miss good bakeries ….Mainers do not eat real bread and finding decent bread is hard. So I need to bake some bread to go with the extra sharp cheddar I love here….

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.
James Beard

(this sums up my philosophy
My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.
Leo Tolstoy)

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Checkin welcomes you to Thursday, September 10


Whether you are #newhere, a regular or a visitor, this is #checkin, which means you choose what you wish to do - wave, say hello, share your insights or continue a previous day’s topic, unrelated experiences, pics, poetry, music, memes, questions, or, just relax, sip on your pixel coffee/tea/drink and enjoy the company. There’ll be good folks dropping in from many time zones to join us. No need to worry about physical distancing here. 🤗

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Welcome to Thor’s Day!
I am posting early (11 pm Atlantic time) since I need to be out of town today( Thor’s Day.) I hope you all behave yourselves since I can’t check up on you ;-) We are due back at 7pm AT.
It seems, and I checked, that every time It is my turn since my first attempt at being a hostess to Checkin some disaster has befallen me or the world and I need to still go on …well last time I fell apart and could not finish the week. I am sorry about that.
Be that as it may I am back ready to try again. It is show time folks that is what Ron use to say when he was alerting the cast and crew that it was time to start the actions leading up to curtain time for the performance. This first call was usually around 5pm ….he was also making sure the leading man was not drunk. HA! fun times …. I also said that before I entered the classroom when I was teaching…

For this QOTD


I decided to talk cheese. There are no hard rules, whatever string you like, strong emotions, mild, just don’t grate on anyone’s nerves. And I promise not to crumble. What is your favorite cheese? Least? Vegan, cow… sheep… goat… buffalo? Your opinions can be fresh or aged…feel fee to pun… Do you have an odd way you like cheese that tastes good and would like to share? Don’t like cheese? That is OK too. I always wanted to make cashew cheese but never got around to it. And as always you can chat about whatever you like this is our checkin so we can stay connected.

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#Checkin welcomes you to Monday, September 7, 2020!


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QOTD:
Wow, there are many days being commemorated on September 7th:
- National Beer Lover's Day.
- National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day.
- National Grandma Moses Day.
- National Acorn Squash Day.
- National Salami Day.
- National Grateful Patient Day.
- National New Hampshire Day.
- National Labour Day

Which do you relate to? Why? (Of course, you can select one or more.) Any stories come to mind?
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#Checkin welcomes you to Sunday, September 6, 2020!


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QOTD:
What's a favorite quote or meme? Or we'd definitely enjoy your own insight or advice.

Mine? a simple phrase used by our province's (chief) Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to close what were daily pandemic briefings (they still continue a few times/week in person). The words were a comforting talisman during some of the anxiety-stricken parts of this year's unexpected, roller coaster ride. We're not in the clear yet, but during those times when things seemed they couldn't be worst, those words, and Dr. Henry's frank information, brutally honest answers and advice, provided us with what all of us in the province could do together to survive and forge a path to better days.
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#Checkin welcomes you to Saturday, September 5, 2020!


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Today's theme is a vast topic - sleep:
how much sleep we get
how much sleep we ought to have
problems with sleep/sleeplessness/sleepwalking
ways to encourage sleep (what's worked/what hasn't)
ideal conditions for sleep
what type of bed/bedding/other items you prefer/need to get a good sleep
favourite sleep positions
dreams/nightmares
stories/experiences with sleep
... the sky's the limit!

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#Checkin welcomes you to Friday, September 4, 2020!


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Theme of the day:
Obviously it's #FidoFriday again. Zach and Zoe above are getting us in the spirit of what's ahead this weekend. For many of us, it's a long weekend (the Labour Day holiday is on Monday). What's something that's brought a smile to your face, recently or a while ago? It doesn't have to be related to anything canine. 😉
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#Checkin welcomes you to Thursday, September 3, 2020!


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Today's topic:
Gosh, it's September already. Didn't the hours crawl by in March/April/May... then ZOOM? Here we are - September and 120 days to the end of the year! It's too early to reflect on the whole year yet but I bet many things come to mind when you consider #ThrowbackThursday. What's one (or more) thing you recall? Of course, feel free to go as far back as you'd like. 😄

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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #communication, #cyberpsychology, #photography, and #psychology. Thanks for the invite, @Tursiops!

Thanks, @Tursiops, for the invite and your active role in keeping things smooth.
I've been "Federated" since just before the demise of #googleplus /#gplus
So I guess I might tag #gplusrefugee . But I've settled into pora* via pluspora, and have many acquaintances now across pods/instancies/geography.

So this is my effort to stay both on and off the grid, should my existing pora* instance go down, as it sometimes does. I hope to "cross-connect" with others already in my aspects, and have another way to stay connected across the Fediverse. (I'm on Flickr for photography as well.)

Enough. Hi. Happy to be "here". #StaySafe (my preoccupation, here in NYC, since around March)
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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #communication, #cyberpsychology, #photography, and #psychology. Thanks for the invite, @Tursiops!

Thanks, @Tursiops, for the invite and your active role in keeping things smooth.
I've been "Federated" since just before the demise of #googleplus /#gplus
So I guess I might tag #gplusrefugee . But I've settled into pora* via pluspora, and have many acquaintances now across pods/instancies/geography.

So this is my effort to stay both on and off the grid, should my existing pora* instance go down, as it sometimes does. I hope to "cross-connect" with others already in my aspects, and have another way to stay connected across the Fediverse. (I'm on Flickr for photography as well.)

Enough. Hi. Happy to be "here". #StaySafe (my preoccupation, here in NYC, since around March)
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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere.
 
As advised by @Waithamai Dragonqueen ✨ now a public post with #newhere since I installed #diaspora on my VPS three days ago and I am eager to meet new people here.

So how alive is diaspora*? Is it mainly nerds like me? Or are there also real people here?

And how about the #Dutch community? Are there any pods that have more messages from my countrymen in my native language?
Wie komt er uit #Nederland en wie schrijft er ook in het #Nederlands?
 
As advised by @Waithamai Dragonqueen ✨ now a public post with #newhere since I installed #diaspora on my VPS three days ago and I am eager to meet new people here.

So how alive is diaspora*? Is it mainly nerds like me? Or are there also real people here?

And how about the #Dutch community? Are there any pods that have more messages from my countrymen in my native language?
Wie komt er uit #Nederland en wie schrijft er ook in het #Nederlands?
 
As a matter of fact, I am #newhere and I did a new install with #postgresql 12. No problem.
 
Cass M 2 months ago
 
[ENG]good morning
we are a young couple that lives in the south of france
in august we would travel for holidays to italy by train or car
we are looking for 3 other people with the same travel program
to make new friends and divide expenses
our interest are written in tags at the end
so if the idea to travel to italy and share this trip concern you
or one of your friends will do the same trip
you can contact us via phone or sms to get ready
thanks
(+33)0755985116 xim
update: now we are in 3 we need 2 more people and we can leave
(sorry if i delete and re-post every time i have to update but there is not edit option so i have no choice)


[ITA]buongiorno
siamo una giovane coppia che vive in francia del sud
ad agosto vorremmo partire in vacanza per l' italia in treno o in macchina
cerchiamo altre 3 persone che hanno in programma un viaggio simile al nostro
per fare amicizia e per poter dividere le spese
i nostri interessi sono scritti in tags alla fine
quindi se l’idea di partire per l’ italia e condividere questo viaggio vi piace
oppure conoscete qualcuno che fara' lo stesso viaggio
potete contattarci chiamando o scrivendo un messaggio per organizzarci
grazie
(+33)0755985116 xim
update: ora siamo in 3 mancano 2 persone per partire
(scusate se cancello ogni volta questo post ma siccome non si puo' modificare sono costretto a cancellarlo e poi riscriverlo)
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#Checkin welcomes you to Sunday, August 9!


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Surprise! it's me again, one of the members of the #checkin mod team. @Nora Qudus could not cover this day, so it's standard MO for this amazing team to step in for each other.

I was very moved by the comments of yesterday's postthread. Unfortunately, because I was travelling for most of the day through areas that had spotty or no internet, I could not respond till now.

For those of you who are experiencing excruciating conditions (my American cousins in particular), I have two thoughts 1) focus on the immediate community around you, keep you and yours safe. Re: covid19 - the mitigating measures are known and proven to work. Persevere, you will see the flattening of the curve among those who use these measures. There inevitably will be flareups - that's when we apply the mitigating measures again. The majority of each community needs to work together. If community seems impossible, start with your own bubble (6 or fewer), then link bubbles you know are safe - you'll find it's possible for people in entire communities to collaborate.
2) please keep on reminding yourself that between now and Nov 3, there are MANY forces that are deliberately doing their best to divide you further, distract you, make you feel awful and hopeless, hence do nothing. Do whatever you need to do to not let these elements succeed. I admit, I have to take a deep breathe before I update myself on US news every day. But before and after I do, I remind myself of the many brilliant, kind-hearted, humane Americans I know, whom I have no doubt know the difference between right/wrong and care about the well being of others. I know this group reflects the majority. Many of us throughout the world are enthusiastically cheering for you to find your way to feeling united, courageous and yourselves again.

@[email protected] Thank you for Julianna's forecast!

Almost forgot, today's topic:
Just because you had to tolerate my soapbox, please feel free to share a pet peeve or rant about anything. Note: this is the first time I've ever encouraged ranting. But I know checkineers are respectful regardless of how heated we get. I also know people in this forum are sincerely supportive and patient. (In the very unlikely event a troll happens to be surfing by, I'll be keeping a closer watch on this postthread. I have fewer distractions since I'm home again.) No worries if you're not in the mood for ranting, the whiteboard is yours for anything that happens to be in your mind. 🤣

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#Checkin welcomes you to Saturday, August 8!


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Today’s thought:


8 August 2020
Saturday

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
― Henry David Thoreau

It is Caturday, Saturday, A day that may have been special when we all had the other lives we once led. Now it is another day of the week during this transition into our new lives. We all know we will never be our old selves again. However we will become our new selves. We will have grown, evolved, pruned our lives to see what is truly important. Each of us has experienced this dreadful year in the same way differently. I am grateful to have you all in my cyber life, to cocoon with while I and you metamorphose into who we will become.
Which brings me to the thoughts and question for today.
Have you contemplated who and what you want to become while being home and watching the world change before your eyes? We are rather lucky to be able to watch the world and understand what is going on. We can plan and react as needed. What kind of butterfly awaits us?

“Everything that is tearing us down today will become a memory, and this memory will be shared as an anecdote or a story or a poem or a play or a warning. It will be shared with another human being, who will then understand that he is not alone in his sadness. This is why we show up for others and tell our tales and listen to others. The great congregation meets daily, and you are someone’s angel today.

(In an Interview with James Grissom)”
― Tennessee Williams
or you can ignore this whole thing and chat about what pleases you, 😎
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#Checkin welcomes you to Thursday, August 6!


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7 August 2020
Friday


“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.”
― Helen Keller 💜

Welcome to Free form Friday. There is much in the news. Our lives are still being morphed into the next level….so today is whatever you want to chat about!
I am seeing the signs of Fall coming here. Nothing one can point at but still the trees look tired. Or maybe I am tried! Anyway grab a cup of tea or coffee or maybe an evening beverage depending on what you like. Is it too early to drink screwdrivers at 8am? What is in your thoughts today? I did notice some non-covid-19 news this week...

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Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #creativity, #foss, #linux, #motivation, #movies, #music, #news, and #travel. Thanks for the invite, @David Thiery!
 

#Checkin welcomes you to Thursday, August 6!


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Hello!


6 August 2020

Thursday


Q is an avid movie watcher. He likes to explore on YouTube and has the sense to settle to a movie in the evenings while I fuss like a tempest in a teapot over politics of which he said was useless and I need to stop. He is right of course. Q has watched many Australian movies, Brazilian, French, and many others. He really enjoys seeing new faces. He is a very good critic of acting and writing skills. He will recommend movies to me to watch and when I finally give them time I do enjoy his recommendation. But I have a hard time just watching lately….I love watching movies but can’t right now it is like reading for pleasure….
which leads to the QOTD!

What kind of movies do you like to watch? Are they the new ones or from the golden age of Hollywood? And are new ones to you from the 1990s?!! Bollywood? Since we are all over the world Europe and Asia need to be equally considered. I have watched movies from all over the world and enjoy them when I settle down. What movies do you recommend? Are you a CGI lover or story line lover? Grand Epics or small intimate? Any genre you are a sucker for…? I have two that I will share later…you may be surprised at my choices…
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#Checkin welcomes you to Wednesday, August 5!


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Today's thought:
There's a high likelihood few of us have had the opportunity to do much travelling this year, whether we normally opt to or not. Looking ahead, it looks like it'll be awhile before many of us can comfortably think of wandering too far. Online however, even though the experience is vastly different, we can continue to explore places via the web, can't we? So that we don't feel awkward about divulging our exact location, how about mentioning the name or if you care to indulge, telling us about, an interesting place ~500 km (or miles if you prefer) from where you are. (You know you're free to select any distance, right? 😉)

I'll start...I'm lucky I was invited to join an extended bubble - one of my room-mates family (meaning I've had occasional contact with them where I live along Canada's west coast) invited us to join them to work on a project at their cottage in Naramata, BC. Naramata is a village founded in 1907, part of the Okanagan wine country, and in Canada's only semi-desert region. Despite its very small size, Naramata has a rich cultural history as well as a divine lakefront. It was also the setting of the movie My American Cousin. Right now the weather feels like Hawaii, minus the humidity. It is so refreshing to jump into the cool-but-not-cold lake a few times a day. (Winter is a totally different story. Like everywhere else in Canada residents here wear parkas then too.) It is surrounded by agricultural interests - vineyards, fruit orchards, farms, and of course the Lake but the village itself is a quiet collection of homes, many parks, with only one street of very few businesses - there are 3 places to stay, one coffee shop, one general store, a few other retail stores and a museum. Everything is within walking distance. Naramata is part of the TransCanada Trial. But even in this tiny remote place, when physical distance can't be maintained, the masks come out and there are outdoor line-ups, people 2m apart, waiting for limited # of people allowed at a time in the stores to leave. Plexiglass barriers and sanitizer stations are in all retail stores and wineries which offer tastings and perhaps outdoor places to have a drink. But these things and more, are small adjustments which have enabled people to visit and enjoy this unique, lovely area safely. I'm so pleased to see this tiny place able to sustain itself.

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#Checkin welcomes you to Monday, August 3!

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Today’s Theme?
How about #ThrowbackMonday (instead of Thursday)? And, how about a childhood memory - anything that pops to mind.

For me, the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence has inexplicably been my earworm. I haven’t thought about it for eons but here it was clear as clear can be. To my surprise when I searched for its origins, I discovered there are many interpretations to its meaning and possibilities for its beginning. I fancy this result (though it sounds like a conspiracy theory!)
‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ was apparently a coded message used by the legendary pirate captain Blackbeard to recruit pirates. Sixpence and a hipflask of rye whisky was the weekly pirate’s wage. The ‘blackbirds’ were blackbeard’s pirates and the ‘pie’ his ship.

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