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Happy Saturday!  In case you are surprised to see a Gem today, please visit our new page ÉOWYN.  Every day for four weeks, from October 14 to November 10, we’ll be creating new pages for the journey from Bag End to Rivendell made by Frodo and companions in J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.  For the first three of these weeks, this will coincide with a walking challenge, walking through Earth and tracking miles on Middle Earth, being hosted on Kindspring.org from October 14 to November 3.  All welcome.   This began in on under1000skies in September 2015 and was meant to be at least a yearly event but life got in the way as it does sometimes.  Once this current journey and all the milestones are finished, we’ll do this at least once a year until all 18 walks through Middle Earth (17 official and one I’m winging completely) are finished. Continue reading

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I’ve been experimenting on PicMonkey with templates to find one I like for newsletters.  They are awesome at customer service by the way.  I am really impressed. If you have any feedback about the newsletter design, I’d love to hear it. I’m self-taught. ♥. nf

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“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.”
  -Pancho Ramos Stierle
Update 17jun19:  Pancho has been released and is in Tijuana with cousins.
“Today give a stranger one of your smiles.  It may be the only sunshine he sees all day.”
   -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Remember, we all stumble.  Every one of us.  That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand-in-hand.”
  -Emily Kimbrough
“Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center of meaningful human experience.”
   -Brené Brown
With a special thank you to TH who helped us update our “About Us” page.
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”
-Rabindranath Tagore
If you would like to receive our under1000skies Newsletter once a week by email, please send me a note.
I hope you have a great weekend.
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Gems 5.82 – +c.35 pix about 1st drafts (#1stdraftsarealways…)
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Gems 4.143

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Nic Askew SOUL BIOGRAPHIES Nowhere

“This will take your undivided attention. Which is not an insignificant request…Warning. This is haunting. You might be haunted. It was filmed in front of an audience in the INNER VIEW METHOD.”

THE WHISPER AND THE ECHO

A man looked for meaning.
For his very place in life.

He searched high and low.

He’d often hear a whisper, calling
his name from the other side
of what seemed like a door.

A door that remained hidden
from his ability to see.

Frustrated, he’d knock on
everything that resembled
a door. Turning here,
and there. Turning
just about anywhere.

Then one day,
unannounced,
it opened.

And he realised that he’d been
knocking from the inside.
And that the whisper
had been an echo.

The echo of his own soul
reminding him that
he was already home.

-Nic Askew

 

I hope you have a moment to watch (full screen, with ear phones) this beautiful video, the latest of Nic Askew’s “Soul Biographies.”  I have wanted to take Nic’s “Inner View Method” course since I first saw Amo La Vida with Julio Olalla.  His incredibly beautiful method of interviewing is exactly the kind of biography I would love to offer for Volunteer Biographers.   It’s a dream.   Until then, Volunteer Biographers has three clients and we just assisted in the biography of a fourth client through transcription.  Also, today I’m very happy to announce that one of our homeless artists (who has made incredible changes and is no longer homeless) will be our next Volunteer Biographer client.  More on that in the months to come.  Meanwhile, if you are a photographer or videographer, you might find Nic’s course as compelling as I do.

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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
¤ Happy 100th Birthday Nelson Mandela! ¤

 

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