On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Don’t let this Trumpy martial bs drag down your celebration of this amazing country and our intellectual and constitutional inheritance. Celebrate and live the Enlightenment values of our founding, but never be satisfied with how far we’ve come when we have so much further to go.

When our values were forged, it was on the bones and breathing, resisting, ignored bodies of natives, slaves, women, the poor, and the different, but we have slowly managed to re-define “us” to include ever-more types of people. This great challenge is not complete as we now work to entrench and expand our new understandings of race, gender, sexuality, culture, and class, and to discover and free those who’ve been kept down or extinguished but are invisible to “ the whole”.

We have to win 2020 and win big, there is no choice but to defend ourselves from this cancerous Confederate resurgence. Rule or Ruin is weakening our partisan side, yes, but that ideology is really hobbling us as a Nation in our most challenging and consequential battle, Climate Change. We all stand to lose from this lost opportunity, especially if other countries figure out a solution and leave our industry in the dust of our mined-coal mountains.

Instead of watching anything political or related to the shonda in DC, I’m going to donate some money to a some charities: ACLU, NAACP, AI, MSF, WWF, and a few more.

Lost in all our focus on political donations and activity is the good work that these and so many other charities and non-profits do everyday. I know that the changes in tax laws has affected charitable giving negatively in many cases, so I encourage you to think global, national, state, and local today, and find a few good causes to donate a little scratch.

Should we lose in 2020 and our nightmares substantiate, we need these other forces in our world, big and small, to be empowered and supported. Celebrate our Nation’s birthday by strengthening it!

 

Have a great 4th, see you tomorrow.

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got a bunch of submissions, mostly multiple sets from a few folks. Please do continue to submit pictures, but don’t feel like it must be now.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got a bunch of submissions, mostly multiple sets from a few folks. Please do continue to submit pictures, but don’t feel like it must be now.

No, it’s not Friday, but, you know, life is tragically short – Albatrossity Tuesday it is!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got a bunch of submissions, mostly multiple sets from a few folks. Please do continue to submit pictures, but don’t feel like it must be now.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the pictures!

As it’s the  beginning of the month – “rabbit, rabbit” for good luck.

I’m excited to see today’s pictures from Iran. I recently found a few of my mother’s pictures from a trip she took there in 1969. It impressed her greatly, and she loved many things Persian from then on.

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be weeks, not days. I’ve got a bunch of submissions, mostly multiple sets from a few folks. Please do continue to submit pictures, but don’t feel like it must be now.

Have a wonderful day and weekend, enjoy the pictures!

 

We are once again blessed with some amazing pictures, and though I love the new Friday tradition, I do miss otmar – please come back! ;)

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