I have a favorite website that I visit every Sunday morning, just before I read DKos.
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!
IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. Drop one of us a PM to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime! We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group! Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!
OK, we do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Thursday: art ah zen
That website is called postsecret.com. Come on in and like "Lazarus, come from the dead, Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all."
postsecret.com is a website site that posts handmade postcards, sent in anonymously, that tell the sender's most personal secrets. Those secrets are compiled into books, museum exhibits, and speaking engagements, the proceeds of which go to suicide prevention. The gentleman who runs it is Frank Warren. Of course, Wikipedia has a write up about him and his project.
I have purchased all of his books except the newest one, in multiple copies. I gave them out as Christmas gifts to everyone on my list one year. The reactions were varied and interesting. Most people liked them, one friend was appalled. I feel that Frank is doing good work and I am fascinated by what people confess. In the end, the final message I usually take away each Sunday is how much alike we all are, how afraid of ourselves we are, and how brave we can be when pressed. I recommend the site to all. If you visit it, please let me know what you think.