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Roving Robin Report – First Week of June


robin on branch chirping Opinions - photo by Scott LiddellBirdy Diamond here, your Roving Robin Reporter.

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, 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:


Take Action

  • Michele Théberge. asks “Giving Up Too Soon?“, a piece on Art and Process on Stacey Curnow’s “Midwife for Your Life”.


Take a Break

Beauty Break

  • 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!!!

Quote Break

  • @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!

Writing Break

  • 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 ‘’.
  • Havi of ‘The Fluent Self’ talks about the value of going “Widdershins”.


Flying Away

  • 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! :>

Birdy Diamond

She is the One Who Tells Tales. Writer of words. Creator of card-decks. Transmogrifier of talismans. Maker of music. Singer of songs. Lover of Elevenses and Alliteration. Member of sub-species homo sapiens soprani. When not telling tales for her business, she helps tell tales with local singing and theater groups.
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