of you know that this time of year becomes really strange around
the web site. Unpredictable might be a better word for it. Basically,
it’s all built upon a terrific combination of events that arrives
in and around our home at more or less the same time each year…
of it is seasonal stuff. Got a snow fence to put in place. Some
leaves to get picked up. That might show you there’s nothing too
surprising to be found on the list. You probably have a few things
of your own to get ready… ranging from getting snow shovels out
and gutters cleaned to inflatable snowmen and strings of lights
and extension cords and… yeah. Change of seasons. Stuff to take
out. Stuff to put away.
lot of it for us though is ComplemenTerry
Designs. The two events for this year are
approaching, with the first on November 24th and 25th, followed
the very next weekend on December 1st and 2nd. Both of these are
great events we have proudly attended previously.
result is that the next few weeks really aren’t going to allow
for me to say that I’ll be around tomorrow and know for certain
that nothing will happen to prevent me from posting something
tomorrow. More likely, I’ll be left taking whatever moment I can
find and hoping I have something to post. (Yeah… unpredictable
check out the Calendar
of Events for ComplemenTerry Designs, and
hopefully we’ll see you at one of this year’s shows. Check back
around the site soon, and I hope to have some new material to
Legend of the Jungle is offering a new take on a familiar
tale… and it
looks very interesting.
is beginning the drive to Disney+, the new
streaming effort. So far, the expected content is impressive.
for the most part we’ve got things up and moving in November around
here. And, we’re continuing the recent run of productivity with
several new pieces ready to post. But after today, it may be mid-week
before I’m back. That type of month is on the way…
Disney-Fox deal is much more complex than people realize (and
potentially rewarding for Disney). People love looking at the
Marvel aspects of it, but there is A LOT beyond that. Consider
Avatar. Recently, Disney opened a
new section of the Animal Kingdom theme park built on the movie.
Now, there are four more movies being mapped out and filmed, with
release dates currently set between 2020 and 2025.
tough part of some recent Doctor Who news may not be
what you would expect. Apparently, with the first season of Jodie
Whittaker playing the Doctor (and doing a brilliant job with it)
winding down, the news is out that there will not be a Christmas
episode this year. Instead, there will be a
special themed to New Year’s. Now, the tough
part, which is that apparently 2019 will be very quiet for Doctor
Who, with no additional episodes planned until at least 2020.
close off the day, three new essays…
geographical oddities of exactly the same result”
out of touch (and it’s not that bad)”
savings… not the biggest change”
off a new month, and we’ve got an essay to wrap up today’s entry.
few things to start us off.
every November and December, I try to bring you messages of hope
and family and love and friends. This one will be no different…
Harry Chapin be proud?”
wrote this essay more than fifteen years ago. It’s one of those…
roots going back to the 2003 first year of the web site, in kind
of an original member type of arrangement… a founder of sorts.
it, I asked for all of us to take just a moment and consider those
that may be less fortunate than us at this time of year. Find
a place where an old jacket might be an amazing donation… take
some of your free time, find an organization doing something you
believe in and give them some help… do something today, and maybe
once or twice every day, to make the world just a little bit better
than it was when you woke up.
we all took just a few seconds to make eye contact with people,
smile, and say hello… wow… just being friendly could mean more
than you know to those around you.
6th is Election Day here in the United States.
amazingly ridiculous (and horrendously embarrassing) statistic
is that if history repeats, more than half of those that can vote
will decide they have better things to do that day. Yup… the past
results offer up evidence that about 60% will pass on their opportunity
to allow their voices to be heard.
be one of those idiots!
I do have some preferences, and I would love it if you voted to
my way of thinking. But this isn’t about that. This isn’t a political
statement from the perspective of think this, think that, agree
with me. Instead…
pay people very well to study the numbers, and they are approaching
things believing that the turnouts and patterns of yesterday can
be used to get elected today (and tomorrow). In short, elections
are a game, and they are making all of their moves in an attempt
to win the game.
you want to shake things up… if you want the government to listen…
YOU HAVE TO VOTE!
Friends for Local Business
month’s challenge is Pumpkin
crossed into the season of family gatherings and holiday events.
So, this month, whether bringing people to your home or visiting
others, give some consideration to a little treat and then look
around your neighborhood to find a terrific place for it.
a new piece… “Comfort
food? …or, memorable meals?”