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AN INVITATION to writers, artists, photographers, creative educators & thinkers: Join yapnet.org, a supportive community for anyone to share unfinished ideas & work (privately) for feedback.

We'd love more participants in all genres and disciplines. Free, volunteer-run and active, YapNet, while tiny, is already having a profound impact on the work of its active users.

Need a little outside perspective on your project/idea? Join up. (We manually approve accts; be patient.)

Been away. Here’s one of the things I’ve been working on: geoffreygevalt.com/projects/ni. First in a series of digital stories about people who love their work.

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more antiracist orgs to donate to, link 

Saw this link posted on twitter, here you can donate with one big transaction and split it up among several organizations, including:
-Black Lives Matter Global Network
- National Bail Out
- Know Your Rights Camp
- Black Voters Matter Fund
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- The National Police Accountability Project
- Color of Change Education Fund
- Unicorn Riot
- Campaign Zero
- Advancement Project
- The Marshall Project
secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_m

TRYING TO FIND CLARITY

I rose to meet this day with

a headache and deep sorrow.

in the sanctuary of my home

I could not shake the images of

teargas

and flash grenades

and a phalanx of federal police, in riot gear, pushing back the protestors

the voices demanding justice

running

backwards

pulling the injured with them ....

geoffreygevalt.com/off-the-new

Join us on, gulp, Facebook for a Live writing session today (and every Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. at facebook.com/geoffreygevalttel Fun, supportive, no-guilt session designed to clear your mind and your soul.

Out of the blue, a stranger wrote and sent me this picture in which my Dad, freshly wounded himself, surveys the scene of wounded and dying on June 6, 1944 on Utah Beach in Normandy. D-Day. This is the second time in my life chance has brought me a photo of my Dad on that day to give me a window of what that experience must have been like. The story is here: geoffreygevalt.com/writing/fin (there is a link at the top of the story to the first coincidence.)

My daily write:
Finding Joy Each Day

L. died.

It wasn’t a surprise, but it was shocking just the same. For two decades she had battled a debilitating disease that took away, in this order, her ability to stand straight, run, walk, speak clearly, see, speak, hear, think. She was a prisoner in her own body and so part of the shock was an intense feeling of relief.

And then loss.

Because she was such a bright spirit. Generous, funny, intelligent, present. ... geoffreygevalt.com/writing

today's daily write (my answer for coping with the covid-19 shutdown)
geoffreygevalt.com/writing/finding-a-little-warmth-in-the-cold-virus-shutdown

Our daily Living with the Covid-19 Shutdown Facebook Live writing sessions continue. Today's inspired by Pablo Neruda's Ode to Common Things:

I love things, too.
Of course I do;
As proof just
glance into my closet
or atop my bureau
or into my little secret box of little things
with a memento from the 1936 World’s Fair
(my grandmother’s),
my father’s watch
and two tickets to Carnegie Hall ... (more on geoffreygevalt.com/writing)

Today's post in my daily series of stories emerging from sheltering at home and redefining my routine, my existence. geoffreygevalt.com/writing/fin

Each day at 3:30 p.m. I join an old friend and wonderful writer on FB and her buds and fans to write live. I've now started to tweak some of these pieces and to post them here: geoffreygevalt.com/writing ... Feedback always welcome. Hope you are all healthy out there.

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Feedback March challenge has begun on yapnet.org

Do you have a piece of work – writing, art, performance, music, photography – that you'd like some feedback on? Can be something that has gathered dust or something you just started. Unfinished the better. Get some external eyes on your prize.

For newcomers, click login/join to create an account. BE PATIENT.We scour for spam bots; we'll email you when your account is activated. Then go post. And give some shine to some others!

Feedback March challenge has begun on yapnet.org

Do you have a piece of work – writing, art, performance, music, photography – that you'd like some feedback on? Can be something that has gathered dust or something you just started. Unfinished the better. Get some external eyes on your prize.

For newcomers, click login/join to create an account. BE PATIENT.We scour for spam bots; we'll email you when your account is activated. Then go post. And give some shine to some others!

A winter storm, followed by near full moon. A look at the moonset this morning.

Thanks to all who boosted our appeal for more artists, writers, photographers, musicians to join yapnet.org, a space for feedback for unfinished ideas.

A few joined, but going is still slow. We suspect we're overwhelmed with other things (social media, our web sites, work, etc.) & sharing is scary. But we all need feedback to affirm & help us progress our ideas and YapNet is an empathetic, respectful space. Free, too.

Apologies for including tags in last msgs. Will refrain.

Nate, I approved your account on yapnet.org ... thanks for signing up and for boosting our appeal for more writers, artists and musicians and creative thinkers/educators to share their unfinished work for respect and feedback.

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Can you boost the above INVITATION? Writers, artists, photographers, musicians & creatives join the free, private feedback site yapnet.org for respectful, supportive feedback on unfinished works. Free, non-commercial, no-tracking, respectful.

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AN INVITATION to writers, artists, photographers, creative educators & thinkers: Join yapnet.org, a supportive community for anyone to share unfinished ideas & work (privately) for feedback.

We'd love more participants in all genres and disciplines. Free, volunteer-run and active, YapNet, while tiny, is already having a profound impact on the work of its active users.

Need a little outside perspective on your project/idea? Join up. (We manually approve accts; be patient.)

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YAPNET Community Leaders have started to jump into yapnet.org to help with tweaking the site, defining and focusing its strategy and seeding with content. Yapnet is a free private online community for creatives to share works-in-progress for feedback & support. Not yet launched BUT we are looking for more Community Leaders to help get it off the ground. Site is working & improvements are made daily. Your input vital. How can this space help you? Interested? geoffreygevalt.com/onwriting

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