August 31st, 2019


Community Building Tip: Connections

In today's fragmented world, people can improve it by reaching out to each other. Here are some ideas for building community in your neighborhood.

Connect online to connect offline. Websites like Next Door have created whole new online neighborhoods, but it’s important to remember to not use these sites in place of actually getting to know our neighbors in real life. So, go ahead and create that neighborhood Facebook group page. But, be sure to use it to encourage offline interaction, too.

I will add: check to see if your town has a community website.  That's a good place to look for local businesses, clubs, upcoming activities, and so on.  More would be better.


I have made blackout on my 8-2-19 card for the End of Summer fest. \o/

B1 (balance) -- "The Mark of Your Ignorance" (Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies)
B2 (thriftshop) -- "Pull Something Out of the Bag" (Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana)
B3 (backpacking) -- "Knowing What Not to Take" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
B4 (food on a stick) -- "Accused of Practicing Magic" (Frankenstein's Family)
B5 (memories) -- "Into the Thousand-Eyed Present" (Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana)

I1 (firmness) -- "Fatherboards and Other F-Words" (LIFC)
I2 (coming home) -- "A Combination of Brains and Materials" (Polychrome Heroics)
I3 (texture) -- "Quality, Convenience, and Tech Experience" (Polychrome Heroics: Fortressa)
I4 (change) -- "From Magic to Manifestation" (standalone)
I5 (pictures) -- "Sufficiently Advanced Reality" (standalone)

N1 (chamomile) -- "Chamomile and Care" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
N2 (outdoors) -- "Play with a Sense of Destiny" (Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
N3 (WILD CARD: shopping) -- "Serenity, Hope, Balance" (Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana)
N4 (island) -- "Made for Togetherness" (Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana)
N5 (warning) -- "The Purpose of Your Life" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink)

G1 (sharpness) -- "The Sharpness of the Sword" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
G2 (celebrating your skills and abilities) -- "One Man's Magic" (Schrodinger's Heroes)
G3 (dread) -- "Daemons from the Stars" (The Blueshift Troupers)
G4 (intense) -- "The Arc of the Mental Universe" (standalone)
G5 (storm chasing) -- "Better to Meet Danger" (Polychrome Heroics: Calliope)

O1 (catching up) -- "The Great Growling Engine of Change" (Polychrome Heroics)
O2 (visit) -- "Double the Trouble" (The Steamsmith)
O3 (binge) -- "Nothing Is More Comforting" (Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana)
O4 (bad ideas) -- "When You're Halfway Down" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
O5 (hazy) -- "The Artifacts of Antiquity" (The Time Towers)