February 27th, 2021

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Community Building Tip: Oral History

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

62. Launch an oral history project. From Studs Terkel to StoryCorps, there’s a rich tradition of storytelling as a time capsule of modern life. Documenting your neighbors’s stories preserves the fabric and history of a neighborhood, giving context to why this place and its people matters.

This is especially helpful if you and/or your people are the kind whose stories usually don't get told.
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Rose and Bay Awards

The Rose and Bay Awards are almost done for the year. The voting period runs February 1-28. If you have not yet voted for your favorite projects, please do so now, because Sunday will be the last day of voting.  Use the nomination posts to learn more about them. Spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in participating.
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: [personal profile] freshbakedlady Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
Webcomic: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics! Vote for webcomics!
Other Project: [personal profile] zianuray Nominate other projects! Vote for other projects!
Patron: [personal profile] nsfwords Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons!
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Today's Smoothie

Today we made the usual honey-roasted peanut butter smoothie but with a pear instead of a banana.

1 cup almond milk
1 cup Brown Cow vanilla yogurt
1 pear
2 tablespoons honey-roasted peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
dash of pumpkin pie spice

It came out similar, not quite as thick, but the pear added a sweeter fruity note.