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Cruisin' through the orange aisles, catching up on stuff I missed during Netroots Nation, once again I'm reminded why I'm blown away by this community — and I invite you all to use the comments to share Positively Awesome Stuff you've spotted at Daily Kos in the past couple of weeks.

  • First, I found the quirky Occupy the Dollhouse series by Sagittarius Dolly—or as glorificus put it, "This series is so weird, yet surreally fun." Sample photo:
    Occupy the Dollhouse, People of Color Working Group
  • Next, I found a new-to-me diary series, The Evening Blues, that I stumbled across for the first time, a great place to simply hang out, chat and think. The series' self-description: "The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 7:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.

    Great music! Inspirational quotes! News bits! Links to other cool diaries at Daily Kos and elsewhere! And community and conversation! What more can you ask for when winding down in the evenings?

  • Wowser: A truly down-and-dirty geek fest on views, recs, and much, much more in the Daily Kos ecosystem by Quequeg that led to the formation of a new group, Zero Impact Posts.
  • There were tons of great photo diaries of Netroots Nation, but this one is particularly impressive, given the combination of quality and the fact that all of the images were taken with an iPhone and posted at Bob's Blog.
  • A nice thought piece by gjohnsit inspired by reflecting on his year spent in the Peace Corps: How to conquer time.
  •  An interesting take on political framing, looking at the history and current use of punitive language in American discourse about public policy In the place of excrement: progressive framing for a punitive species by docmidwest. What can I say? I'm a language geek.
  • Another cool group: An Ear for Music with the following self-description—A group to share and explore many different genres of music: folk, classical, pop, country, oldies, world. Currently soliciting group members to contribute regular diaries on their favorite songs, composers, and all things musical.
  • And finally, Translator's neat little series of vignettes and memories from Arkansas, My Litte Town.

Please share in comments some of the cool stuff you've run across at Daily Kos lately!

Originally posted to Susan Gardner on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Courtesy Kos.

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