Roving Robin Report – First Week of June
I have been tasked by the lovely Sarah to flutter around the web and bring back news of some of the neat & nifty things we birds (& the occasional bloke) are doing, so we don’t miss anything. (Or at least a lot less than we otherwise might.)
Some of these are new, some are old friends – all help you make a difference with a simple click of your mouse.
- From “The Daily Tail” comes news of this generous offer: from now until July 4th, Explore.org will donate a companion or service dog to a (U.S.) war veteran for every 5000 ‘likes’ on its “Dog Bless you” Facebook page. Details found here.
- The Freekibble family of sites helps donate food to shelters. Click to answer a trivia Q – right or wrong, you help feed animals in need. Follow them on Twitter (@freekibble) and they will donate another meal.
- The GreaterGood Network is a rediscovery for me. I used to click regularly back in the early 2000s, when they were just starting out. I was amazed to see how much they have grown over the years. Click once daily at each of their sites to help a variety of causes:
- The Hunger Site: “Your Actions Here Fund Food For The World’s Hungry.”
- The Breast Cancer Site: “Your Actions Here Fund Mammograms For Women In Need.”
- The Animal Rescue site: “Your Actions Here Fund Food And Care For Rescued Animals.”
- The Rainforest Site: “Your Actions Here Fund The Protection of Vital Wildlife Habitat.”
- The Child Health Site: “Your Actions Here Fund Healthcare For Children In Need.”
- The Literacy Site: “Your Actions Here Fund Free Books For Children In Need.”
- The Veterans Site: “Your Actions Here Fund Meals For Homeless And Hungry (U.S.)Veterans.”
- The Autism Site: “Your Actions Here Fund Therapy To Help Children With Autism.”
- EcologyFund.com: “Save Land for FREE!! – Protect 86 square feet every day!”
- Michele Théberge. asks “Giving Up Too Soon?“, a piece on Art and Process on Stacey Curnow’s “Midwife for Your Life”.
- Tisha Berg has some suggestions for “What to Do When Your Small Business hits the Doldrums”.
- Matt Cheuvront of “Men without Pants” talks about his commitment to write and how you can silence your own gremlins.
- BolajiO is offering a 7 day “Nocrastinator’s Challenge” starting this Monday, June 6th, 2011! Go here to sign up to join in the doing!
Take a Break
- Daisy & Harley are having a ball “Bird Watching“(seems appropriate for a blog titled ‘Birds on the Blog’. Look how excited they are at all the avian activity going on outside! :>
- My friend FaeNathara is doing some bird watching too! Tho’ hers is with a camera and decidedly less murderous in intent. :> This momma dove and chick are just so photogenic!!!
- @SeanPlatt – Only follow if it’s Klingon RT @demianfarnworth: What’s the protocol when someone who speaks another language [YOU DON’T SPEAK] follows you?
- @RumpyDog – Why do I want to pay to see an acrobatic act? I watch the best acrobats in the world every morning on my walk. Them squirrels are amazing!
- If you want to do some watching of a different sort, you might want to consider joining in the fun over at “Postcrossing”, the postcard exchange site. (Thnx to @courtcat for the lead! :>)
- The latest introspective writing challenge? #Trust30 from “The Domino Project”. Use quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson to go inside and explore the notions around trusting yourself.
Take Care of You
- Jenny Blake of ‘Life After College’ talks about the value of acting “as if” on the blog ‘revolution.is’.
- There’s more out there of course.
- There’s always more.
But for now, I must away, to search out new goodies & delights for next time.
If you have anything you’d like me to include in upcoming editions, please let me know in the comments section or on Twitter @EncouragingBird or the hashtag #rovingrobin.
If you have questions or comments on things you’ve seen here or that you’d like to see in upcoming editions, let me know those too. Again, comments or @EncouragingBird are good methods of contact.
Until next time!
Chirp, chirp! :>
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