If you happen to live in San Diego and are participating in the NaNoWriMo Madness, here are some places to meet up with fellow writers and get some support and have fun. None of these work for me this week - but maybe next week I will go. If I do, I post pictures here :)
I am also tagging the post as #sandiego - just because I live here. But there is another reason. @ackza started the Sand token that is San Diego specific and I think it would be fun to somehow use it as an incentive for local writing get-togethers. Rewards are always nice!
[Wrimo-run] UCSD Friday Lunch Write-In
Friday, Nov 8, 2019, at 12:30 pm
[Wrimo-run] Darkstar (UCSD) Write-In
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019, at 1:00 pm
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I am planning to write 50,000 + words this month in the spirit of NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. But I am going to ignore the Novel part and write whatever I want to. I am doing a complete stream of consciousness style of writing. It might become a Novel, it might look more like morning pages - basically, word vomit onto the page to empty the brain. Maybe, I get a bunch of good blog posts out of it. I don't know. Feel free to read it - or not. Quality is not ensured! 😂
NaNoWriMo Day 6
Oh, how easily do I get sidetracked! Not just here. I have way too many ideas and interests to fit it all into one day - kind of hoping to fit it into one lifetime. We shall see.
I have my notes on what I wanted to write about. Fast fashion, manipulation of the masses, suppression and all kinds fo dark stuff.
But I don’t want to do that right now.
I think we need a break. I do - from thinking about all that is wrong with the world. And you do, reading about it.
There are days when it is good to think about that, but there are more days when thinking about the solutions - and better yet - acting on them is a much better plan.
Today is a day of thinking of solutions and enjoying the beauty of the world. I hiked 8 miles this morning. That is not particularly long, but it is not short. And it was an area I hadn’t been to. One of the things on my long, long list of things to do. It is so easy to wait. Do it later…
And later might never come. My friend’s death brought that home loud and clear.
My plan was to be in Thailand right now. Well, that didn’t work out due to many circumstances but I will put it on a priority list to make my way there.
For now, I am planning to go and visit as many places and things I haven’t seen yet right here in San Diego. We have so much here - from nature to culture. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily chores of staying alive (add the tune in your head right now - just popped up for me.)
I am sure that almost everywhere is a lot to see if we only look.
Hiking at Otay Lake was a first for me. I have driven around it a couple of times and way back when we used to ride our bikes in that area. It was in the good old days when the big smooth roads were already built, but the houses weren’t.
It was a bicyclist's paradise.
Great roads. No traffic. Heaven.
That has changed!
Most of Chula Vista is now covered with houses and the streets are very busy. Luckily, the lake is still a place to retreat to and find nature (and trash- but that seems to be the human condition).
Feeling good after hiking and after watching the movie Fantastic Fungi yesterday.
What a beacon of hope.
Fungi are most amazing and we have only touched on the possibilities for humankind. The flower or rather the fruit, or rather neither but the reproductive organ of fungi are mushrooms. Mushrooms come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They also range from delicious to eat to viciously deadly.
They are fantastic and deserve our utmost respect. Their abilities to heal are unheard off. From freeing the planet from pollution to freeing our mind from restrictions.
Paul Stamets was the featured mycologist in the movie. His work has helped to bring mycology to the forefront.
Part of me wants to go on and on and tell you about the movie in great detail. But parts of me just wants you to see it.
The movie is beautifully made and worth seeing just for the time-lapse videography, but the message is also wonderful.
There is no budget for advertisement and it has spread to many cities in the US so far by people that believe in the power of fungi want to see it themselves and also want to show it to others.
You too can bring the show to your area. The goal is to have it play in as many countries as possible. All it takes is to find a place that can hold 100 or more people and has a way to show a movie.
If you are interested, you really want to contact the film people here https://fantasticfungi.com/screenings/
But maybe, you are one of the lucky ones and it will be playing close to you now or in the near future. Don’t wait to see a big ad. That is not going to be happening. Go to the website fantasticfungi.com and click on the buy ticket option.
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