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!

In keeping with tradition, I did try to load Bill’s old submission from a while back (seems like years, tbh) for today’s post, but it crapped out…which was something I recall, now. And so I tried another  old submission from and it also failed. I think I remember this too.

So I went back through submissions and found this. Now I know some of you have made some great submissions in the past few days, and I’ll run them – next week! I’ve still got some housecleaning to complete; regardless of these errors, I’ve got a few to work through and so I hope to start with Bill’s old post next Monday (if the issue can be solved), and then begin working with some of these great new submissions after that. This week is working through some old submissions and some personal pics as well.

In light of losing my mom, I’m also planning a post sharing the detailed obit we passed out at the funeral and associated events. This will entail losing my semi-anonymity, and will be later this week. Given the academic bent of so much of the site’s readership, I expect a few readers will know of her, which would be amazing. I’ve always gotten such energy and love from folks she’s affected, around the country and especially around the world.

But first – as so many of us are dealing with cold and remnants of snow – let’s turn our gaze to the Big Island of Hawaii. Having spent almost 10 years living in rural, sunny, dry Southern Colorado, this looks very, extremely inviting, especially knowing there’s tons of fresh seafood available since you’re not land-locked but smack-dab in the middle of the Pacific. If that’s not heaven on Earth, I’m not sure what is.

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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!

 

It’s good to be back, though I’m still overwhelmed with duties and to-do’s. I’m glad to end the week with the return of…. otmar!

Have a great weekend, everybody! I hope to get some home repairs, etc. done and (finally) do some cooking, one activity that dropped off 100% since my mom died. The funeral/reception food leftovers are finally frozen, done, or disposed of, and I’m looking forward to having some produce and ingredients in the fridge instead of cooked/manufactured food.

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REPOST: Seattle Meetup, This FRIDAY Dec. 8, 7pm PST

From ace party-planner & commentor Casey L:

We’ve finalized plans for the Seattle Meetup in honor of ruemara coming to town:

Friday December 8 at 7:00 PM

Pike Place Brewery Pub
1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

I have made reservations under my name and “Balloon Juice” for 10 people, and will be happy to add more if needed. Also, people should know that parking in downtown Seattle is a royal PITA, so please take public transit if possible.



Seattle Meetup, This FRIDAY, 7pm PST

From ace party-planner & commentor Casey L:

We’ve finalized plans for the Seattle Meetup in honor of ruemara coming to town:

Friday December 8 at 7:00 PM

Pike Place Brewery Pub
1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

I have made reservations under my name and “Balloon Juice” for 10 people, and will be happy to add more if needed. Also, people should know that parking in downtown Seattle is a royal PITA, so please take public transit if possible.



On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

 

Is…..this…thing….on?

Yes, good. So let’s return to something we all miss. I’m so thankful for the support and love you’ve all shown me in my time of need; as an only child losing my widowed mom, I’m destroyed.  I’ll be sharing more about her soon because she was just amazing, a great mom but also a great woman and influencer and a model for many women around the world. Remarkable, truly, and my heart breaks every minute without her.

But first, let me try to get back into the groove – before my joyous world ended. Let’s see what wonderful folks submitted previously, continuing into next week before new stuff:

 

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!

 

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Seattle Meet-Up: Venue Suggestions?

From Seattle party planner Casey L:

Ruemara is coming to Seattle, so of course we’d love to do a meetup in her honor. I’ve been emailing her some ideas for where to eat in downtown Seattle, and there are too many choices. She has suggested I try to poll the Seattle BJ community for preferences, along these lines:

1. Needs to be downtown, as Ruemara will not have a car.

2. We’d like to stay in the $20/person range.

Leave a comment here, or email me at C E Leichter [at] gmail [dot] com.



Thanksgiving Blessings Open Thread: Family. Food. Flips…

Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

That agreement has been terminated, the four people said. Defense lawyers frequently share information during investigations, but they must stop when doing so would pose a conflict of interest. It is unethical for lawyers to work together when one client is cooperating with prosecutors and another is still under investigation.

The notification alone does not prove that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with Mr. Mueller. Some lawyers withdraw from information-sharing arrangements as soon as they begin negotiating with prosecutors. And such negotiations sometimes fall apart.

Still, the notification led Mr. Trump’s lawyers to believe that Mr. Flynn — who, along with his son, is seen as having significant criminal exposure — has, at the least, begun discussions with Mr. Mueller about cooperating.

Lawyers for Mr. Flynn and Mr. Trump declined to comment…