Stories and Photos of Our Lives Together
This page brings it all together: stories, photos, events, and other news of note. It’s essentially a community “blog”, designed to evolve and expand to be interesting and helpful. Now our shared focus is on COVID-19, and especially the silver linings sparkling through during these challenging times.
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March 29th-May 4th New Hampshire is the last state in New England to order residents to stay home and leave only for essentials services. It is time to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect our healthcare workers and those who may become ill. Please honor this order. Use delivery services. Contact us if you need anything in order to stay at home. We are here for you. Call 795-0603 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A "Wall" of Positivity Stories of resilience and hope from around the world are being curated and shared by the Obama Foundation. It touches many different heart strings and offers some inspiration for our own days at home. Check out all the Stories of Hope HERE. "Even in this uncertain time, we can still find reasons for hope. We’ve gathered stories of people from every corner of the globe carrying out selfless acts in this time of need. Think of it as the virtual hug you (maybe) didn't know you needed."
10 Virtual Tours Of National Parks For When You're In The Great Indoors Frustrated that flights are so cheap, but you are stuck at home?? Thanks to the folks at Google Earth, you can enjoy virtual tours of 10 National Parks from your laptop, for FREE! Check out this Elite Daily article for more information and links to the tours!
Cool app. And a peaceful song. A Guest Post by Jay Davis My daughter Katie experimented last night with a recording app for singing called "Acapella." I posted the result, with her permission, on social media, and I was told it might be a nice thing to share with the community. I do so, both because it is a lovely, short piece of a beautiful song, and also because she really enjoyed the app and you or someone in your home may as well. In essence, it allows you to record/video yourself singing with yourself, not a bad option in these physically distant days (ok, fine, it might not be a great option for some of us to have our only singing accompaniment be ourselves, but it doesn't have to be shared with anyone 🙂 ). It is apparently $9 per month for its full capabilities, but you can [...]
CLICK HERE TO RESPOND TO THE 2020 CENSUS April 1st is "Census Day". Where were you (or should you have been) on that day? The U.S. Census Bureau uses April 1st to determine how many and where we all are for the Census, completed every 10 years, as instructed by the Constitution. It's always a challenge to get a complete count. This year, it is more complicated than usual, as people are displaced by COVID-19. If you are temporarily displaced due to the coronavirus, enter the address where you would have been living on April 1st. For example, if you are a college student whose school has closed, completing your term at home, complete the census for your dorm or off-campus address (or as instructed by your school.) If you are temporarily staying with family or unexpectedly at a vacation home, complete the census for where you would normally [...]
Opportunity A Guest Post by James Graham I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunity that the pandemic is providing us. A chance to remake ourselves as a species on this incredible shrinking earth. This piece by Marcelo Gleiser sums up my thinking well: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/opinions/covid-19-will-change-us-as-a-species-gleiser/index.html When the pandemic passes, I hope that instead of getting back to “normal" we take a close look at our endeavors—what we do all day. Who is it helping? Who is it hurting? Does it protect the earth for future generations? If the pandemic teaches us anything, it’s that we are getting to be a tight knit human family here on earth, for better or for worse. Even our technological advances are having trouble keeping up with the problems, and in some cases exacerbating them. How we move forward from this “earth event” will mean everything to the future of the planet and our [...]
This family is making the most of their Stay at Home time!