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Do you enjoy time-travel as a theme in books or movies?
If you could go anywhere, anywhen, where would you go?

Time travel novels I've known and loved:

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. This novel was realistic enough that any time Henry was flung about in time (or was chronologically displaced, as all his travels were involuntary) none of his personal effects went with him, making finding clothing his first priority wherever he landed.

The Outlander series by Diane Gabaldon also captivated me. WWII English nurse Claire first accidentally stumbles through a time portal among the standing stones of Scotland, and then later discovers the secrets of voluntary movement back and forth. I'd go back to 18th century Scotland, too, if I could find a Jamie there!

I do not understand why pNut hasn't bought a kilt yet, given his legs and heritage (Scots on both sides). The rewards would be substantial.

As for my favorite time travel movie, that would have to be the romantic Somewhere in Time, starring an impossibly young Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and a luscious soundtrack.

Yes, I am a hopeful romantic.

Now, here's my thought about traveling backwards or forwards: As a woman I wouldn't want to go back in time. Times have always been dangerous for women and I would likely be thrown in an asylum or burned at the stake for attitudes and beliefs that seem perfectly natural to me. Nor do I think it would be particularly wise for any person of color to go back, either, unless they could avoid the white folks altogether.

(Like most of my thoughts, this was not an original one, as a google search turned up Louis CK saying that, as a white guy, time travel to anywhere or anywhen in the past would absolutely rock for him. He does not, however, want to go to the future and see comeuppance might be in store....)

There are other disadvantages to going backwards, as well

The past smells bad. I mean it. Go too far back and they don't have basic hygiene, much less antibiotics. You could die from a cat scratch, or get rabies from a rusty nail. And they have lousy coffee.

So, forward I should go. I'd make my first trip a short one, maybe 10 years out, and stay just long enough to figure out the investment equivalent of Apple or Google I would bring back and implement here to secure my retirement. I do have a practical side, after all. Then I'd start traveling forward in 100 year increments to give myself a chance to acclimate for the purpose of seeing if humanity has wised up any.

Being a romantic, I expect they will.

What would you expect to find in the next 10, 100, or 200 years?

Were we not promised jetpacks?
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I-77 Kossacks

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Wednesday, October 30th

I-77 Kossacks Last Minute Meet-up

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Sir Edmund Halley's Restaurant and Freehouse
4151 Park Road • Charlotte

ORGANIZER: Send Fineena and SteelerGrrl. Send SteelerGrrl a kosmail to attend.

1. Fineena
2. edrie
3. SteelerGrrl
4. SteelerDude
Latest diary: Calling all I-77 Kossacks: Charlotte meetup 10/30
Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise with SFKossacks banner treatment
andrew mcguire
Saturday, November 2nd

SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country

LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor
Andrew McGuire is Executive Director of California One Care

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We will also be honoring Día de los Muertos with an altar, feel free to bring something to place there.

Please volunteer for beverages & side dishes needed below. Andrew will be supplying all of the grilled meats.


20 bottles of wine [11 down, 9 to go]
10 six-packs of beer [1 down, 9 to go]
5 six-packs soft drinks
5 six-packs bottles of water

6 appetizers, anything goes here. Whatcha' got? [3 down, 3 to go]

Side Dishes:
4 green salads needed, each to feed 10 [2 down, 2 to go]
4 side dishes needed, each to feed 10 [2 down, 2 to go]

6 desserts [2 down, 4 to go]

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

1. Andrew McGuire
2. navajo +6 bottles of champagne
3. Shockwave
4. Hunter
5. elfing + tomato city salad
6. Hunter & elfling offspring
7. smileycreek
8. paradise50
9. dharmasyd (will carpool with either jpmassar or ceebee7 from Berkeley)
10. maggiejean +wine + side dish
11. norm (will drive carpool from Oakland) +broccoli-cauliflower casserole
12. Lusty + brownies
13. dksbook
14. Mr. dksbook
15. kimoconnor (needs carpool from Mission District in SF)
16. jpmassar + dessert
17. side pocket + stuffed mushroom apps + onion dip with crackers + one 6pk beer
18. Mrs. side pocket
19. ceebee7
20. ceebee7's sister
21. leema (will drive carpool from Marin)
22. marge +appetizers + large green salad
23. Glen The Plumber
24. remembrance
25. TLO™
26. jotter +4 bottles of wine


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Saturday, November 9th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Trey Bistro
21 N 9th Street • Columbia, MO

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

1. tmservo433
2. Man Oh Man
3. cweb7
4. glitterscale+friends
5. kj in missouri
Latest diary: Columbia, Missouri Get Together.. Details & KC Info
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Saturday, November 16th

Indianapolis Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Pancho's Tacqueria
9658 Allisonville Road • Fishers

ORGANIZER: Send CityLightsLover a kosmail to attend.

1. CityLightsLover
2. Yours Truly
3. Mokurai
4. Alexandra Lynch
5. avalonbear
6. Tim DeLaney
7. Dragon5616
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, November 16th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TBD • Kansas City

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

1. tmservo433
2. Statusquomustgo
3. ShowMeMoBlue
Latest diary: Columbia, Missouri Get Together.. Details & KC Info
Sunday, November 17th

Los Angeles Kossacks Meet-up


ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

1. Dave in Northridge
2. susans
3. Otoelbc
4. Joe Bacon
5. jakedog42
6. DontTaseMeBro
7. DontTaseMeBro's husband
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks: October 19 Meetup, Saladang Song, Pasadena

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