Roscoe's Story


Black Friday Shopping?

Portal Mini

Yep. Purchases made today qualify as “early Black Friday,” don't they?

Anyway, I had a quick chat early this morning with my daughter who lives 1,000 miles away and learned she's getting a FB Portal device. And I learned that my granddaughters who also live 1,000 miles away will be getting Portals, too.

Since there will be no travelling over the holidays, these little devices (well, my Portal Mini ordered this morning and that will be delivered tomorrow is small, though I understand the rest of the family is getting bigger models) will make it easier for us to be virtually together. It'll also make it easier to connect with friends and family elsewhere: the Philippines, Germany, ...

And the adventure continues.

Published on 20 November 2020, ~13:40 Central Time.

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Following the herd?

The past few weeks have seen, and the weeks ahead will continue to see, a mini-stampede of conservative folks leaving the giant social networks of Facebook and Twitter, looking for places on the Internet where they can speak more freely, without fear of censorship.

Given the fact that much of my family seems to be permanently stuck there, and so many folks I personally know from the Philippines use Facebook almost exclusively and will continue to do so, I'll keep my account active there. I already cancelled my Twitter account many weeks (months?) ago, and have no interest in ever going back.

The social networks where I keep an active presence can be found listed in the sidebar of my primary website. Folks leaving Facebook will probably find MeWe their most comfortable landing spot. Probably.

As for me, I'm satisfied with the social sites I haunt, and have no plans to look for any more.

And the adventure continues.

Published on 13 November 2020, ~21:10 Central Time.

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Welcome to the world, Guinevere!

Guinevere 01

This new little great-granddaughter, born just two days ago in the Philippines, brings our total great-grandchild count to seven. We have three in the US, two girls and a boy, and now four in SE Asia, four boys and one girl.

Due to travel restrictions caused by the Communist Chinese flu, and lockdown/quarantine measures and related economic tightening in place world-wide, we have yet to see any of our great-grandbabies face to face or hold any of them in our arms. Our hearts ache at that.

But we love them all dearly, as do their parents, their brothers and sisters and cousins, and their grandparents who are fortunate to live near them. Each one of our great-grandbabies is surrounded by a loving, caring family. That is a great blessing for which we are so thankful! And we look forward with eager anticipation to the day when we can be together with them.

It's interesting to note here a cultural difference between America and the Philippines. Statistics show that as a result of the forced lockdown under which much of the world has been living for nearly a year, the US divorce and domestic violence rate has skyrocketed. While in PH we're seeing a major baby boom right now.

Life does go on and...

The adventure continues.

Published on 05 November 2020, ~09:30 Central Time.

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