July 25th, 2020


Community Building Tip: Pop-Up Playground

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City.

33. Build a pop-up playground. "Explode the static notion of the playground. No city resident is too old to play, and no city space is too small to become a playscape, even if just for a few hours. Gather loose parts (wood scraps, old tires, cardboard boxes, stones) and sponsor a session of Pop-Up Adventure Play. When people of all shapes, sizes and colors come together to play in unexpected ways, communities grow stronger." — Kate Tooke, Sasaki Associates


Today is hot and humid.

I fed the birds.

This evening I went out and tried picking up some of the walnut fronds, which are mostly dry now, but it's really at the point where the fire pile needs another layer of sticks -- and it's too hot to pick them up, still. :/

EDIT 7/25/20 -- I managed to get back out and pick up a trolley of sticks from the east half of the south lot, which I put on the firepit.

Searching for a Rainbow

EDIT: Found!  \o/

I got a prompt for rainbow people, and it reminded me of a story by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer about a kindergarten class temporarily turned crayon colors. I always intended to revisit that, but now neither of us can find it. >_< [personal profile] dialecticdreamer adds:

It's a little story at the dinner table, in NC, with Drew, Simon, and Tolli. An elementary school in NC with protesters sparked the incident.

It's posted, I am nearly sure.

I do think that it's one of the ones that I can't go back and edit due to
a UTF encoding error, way back in year 1 or 2 of this whole dance

Does anyone else remember this?  If so, can you provide the title, the text, or a link to where it's posted?