On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them next week, but I’ve got more consuming and time-sensitive things owning me.

 

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them next week, but I’ve got more consuming and time-sensitive things owning me.

I apparently did something wrong and so my post for Tuesday…didn’t. I blame considerable amounts of cats, food, family, and only part of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. I could have had lots to drink, but a small rum and coke when finally home sufficed – the day was draining enough.

I haven’t written about my mom much yet because I had some family issues to work out first. I’m pleased to say that this process has begun and so hope to share about this amazing, neat woman next week.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard: Movies

Good Morning All,

Merry Christmas to all, or just “have a great day/night”. I’m 46 and it’s been amazing to me watching how Christmas as celebrated in North America, England, and continental Europe has infiltrated non-Christian countries. In Japan, they eat fried chicken – thank you Col. Sanders – and I’ve seen great non-Christian celebrations in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Really, they celebrate gift-giving, lights, good food, friends and family, in a civic festival context. This is good – there’s a certain non-religious aspect of Christmas that is truly the reason for the season for so many, captured well during an opening to a Christmas Doctor Who special a few years back (“well done, you can make it through the dark, etc.”). Which reminds me – are you as pumped for the female Doctor’s debut? I wish my mother had lived to see it, for she watched the original broadcasts in London when she was young, and remained a lifelong fan. Like so many things, I owe my love of something amazing to her having blazed a path.

So I wish you all some joy and happiness to you and yours on this Christmas day, and may the rest of this year be merry.

With that, I will not be sharing pictures today, but two offbeat movie recommendations. The first one’s a fun Finnish Christmas movie, so long as you don’t mind seeing lots – and I mean LOTS – of naked old men with saggy balls. Don’t let that turn you off – this is a really great movie.

The next one isn’t a Christmas movie – really anti-Christian in a way – yet it’s a similar modern European exploration of myths and legends set in winter mountains. I find this kind of exploration of myth and legend so completely fulfilling, like great reinventions of ghost stories. I’d recommend seeing them with English subtitles, especially with Trollhunter – Norwegian just sounds so nice to the ear.

Bonus:

Very silly vampire movie, with more instances of the word “fuck” than any movie known. If you need to bust a stitch laughing your ass off and don’t mind profanity, this is a great escape. Enjoy!

 

And with that, Merry Christmas to all. I’ll have pictures and more normal content tomorrow!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.

So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.

You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.

For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

For the rest of the year, I’ll be cleaning up old pictures. Feel free to use the form to submit more, but like so much I’m dealing with right now, I feel honor-bound to clean up the old archives and get ready for new content. I didn’t realize I’d missed so much good stuff from mid summer and beyond!

Today, with real, actual pictures! Since we’re now waking up after the longest night, many of today’s selections will be welcome.

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.

So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.

You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.

For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

For the rest of the year, I’ll be cleaning up old pictures. Feel free to use the form to submit more, but like so much I’m dealing with right now, I feel honor-bound to clean up the old archives and get ready for new content. I didn’t realize I’d missed so much good stuff from mid summer and beyond!

 

Read more