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The Weekly Smile June 17, 2019 #weeklysmile

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Some of you may not know this, but besides writing I participate in other arts.  I used to post a lot of photos.  And then there is music.

At one time I studied to be a contemporary classical composer.  These days I’m quite content with playing around with more pop.  For the most part I play electronic instruments (synthesizers) and like to go “old school”, using a lot of technology from the 60s and 70s.

This week I received an instrument I order a few months ago, a Behringer VC340 Vocoder.  It is a recreation of the Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus (VP = Vocoder Plus while VC is just Vocoder, get it?), an instrument released in 1979.  It has been a lot of fun playing with it.  I am going to post a review soon, including some new music.

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My smile this week is playing with a new musical instrument.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones :)

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! :)

 

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The Weekly Smile Recap 6/10 – 6/16/2019

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Hi, everyone.  Some great smiles again this week!  Do you need a smile today?  Just click a link or two below!

Trent’s World – There were a lot of Smiles in the comments :)
Sagittarius Viking
Nut House Central
The Jesh Studio
Random Rants, Ruminations, Ramblings (A funny poem)
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!
Colline’s Blog
Light Motifs II
Change is Hard
Lady Lee Manilla

If I missed yours, please let me know and I will add it.  I am getting pingbacks (for the most part) again, but not all come through.

I hope you have a great week with plenty to smile about.  Look for my Weekly Smile post for this week in about an hour.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile June 10, 2019 #weeklysmile

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A long time ago I decided that I want to retire on Cape Cod.  As a first step in that direction, almost exactly six years ago I bought a 4-season cottage down there and have spent as much time as possible on “The Cape” since then.  This winter I took the next step and bought a large “fixer upper” in a great neighborhood.  Last week I took the next step…

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I teleworked from the cottage on Thursday.  This is something I had been doing for years.  It works out great.  When the workday was done, I unplugged the modem and drove it the three and a half miles to the new place and plugged it in.  15 minutes later it came up and I was home. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap – Third of June to ninth of June, 2019

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Hi, all.  Some wonderful smiles again this week :)  If you need something to smile about, just click a link or two below:

Trent’s World
Piglet in Portugal
The Jesh Studio
A Visit With Sandra
Sagittarius Viking
Tess Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!
Colline’s Blog
Change is Hard
Taj MuttHall Dog Diary

Thanks for the smiles, everyone!  If I missed your post, please let me know and I’ll update the recap.

This week’s Weekly Smile will be posted in about an hour.  What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile 6/3/2019 #weeklysmile

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This week I have a good problem – I can’t decided which of two smiles to write about.  Instead of flipping a coin, I’ll do both :)

First Smile :) In an age where huge corporations seem to be taking over everything and focus on profits over people, there are some places the small guys are making inroads.  I may talk about micro-breweries later, but today I want to talk about small farms, and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) in particular.  My town, Wilton, NH, is one of the two places that started the CSA movement back int eh 1980s.

I’ve joined different farms in the past, and did again this year for the first time in a while.  Tuesday was the first delivery. Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 5/27/2019 – 6/2/2019

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Some great smiles again.  Give yourself a smile and check some of them out :)

Trent’s World – As always, people have left Smiles in the comments
Ruth Blogs Here
The Jesh Studio
Serendipity (Marilyn Armstrong)
Sagittarius Viking
priorhouse blog
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity Is Catching!
Therapy Bits
Priorhouse blog
Light Motifs II
Change is Hard

See, weren’t they all great?  If you posted a Weekly Smile last week and I missed it, please let me know and I’ll fix the list.  Word Press seems to have fixed the issue with pingbacks, but they still don’t always show up.

This week’s post will be up in about an hour.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile 5/27/2019 #weeklysmile

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Hi!  This was actually a pretty good week with a lot to smile about.  Where do I even start?

I had a couple of days off of work, plus today is a holiday.  Big smile there!  of course, the holiday is one for remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, so a sad smile there.

The weather has been great.  OK, a few cool, wet days and some thunderstorms, but for the most part, it was a little early summer – just what Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be.  Big smile for the weather.

There were walks on the beach and the woods, running, kayaking, etc.  Big smiles :) Continue reading

The Weekly Smile Recap 5/20 – 5/26/2019

Hi all.  Hope you are doing well.  We had some great smiles again this week :)

Trent’s World
Ruth Scribbles
The Jesh Studio
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!
Nut House Central
Change is Hard
Ruth Blogs Here
Colline’s Blog

Do you want a smile?  Go ahead and click a link or two!  Guaranteed to make you smile :)

My post for this week will be up in about an hour.

What made you smile?

The Weekly Smile 5/20/2019 #weeklysmile

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If you have been following me for a while you may know that I spend a lot of time on the kayak. There have been weeks where I kayaked every day, months were I was on the water for at least 15 days of the month and years where i was on the water at least once every month.  if you haven’t been following me for very long, this may come as a surprise….  I just haven’t been on the water very much in the last year.  There has been a lot going on and I haven’t had the time.  I think the last time I had the boat on the water was last August, though it is possible I did get out once or twice in September.

Last Thursday was beautiful.  I took about 30 minutes and did a quick paddle around Swan Pond.  It was great!  Saturday began too windy to get on the water, but the wind was a lot lower by the afternoon.  I was able to get on the water for over an hour.  I saw a lot osprey as I was on the water.  Even better than Thursday!

My smile this week was getting back on the water kayaking for the first time in many months.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones :)

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! :)

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”

The Weekly Smile Recap 5/13/2019 – 5/19/2019

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Hi All.  I’m a little behind today and very distracted (yes, work ;) ).  Anyway, taking a quick smile break, I’ll look back over all of those great smiles from last week :)

Trent’s World
Lady Lee Manilla
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity Is Catching!
The Jesh Studio
Nut House Central
Change is Hard
Ruth Blogs Here

I did get a lot of pingbacks, but it is still possible I missed some, so if you don’t see your Smile, please let me know!

Also, there were several smiles in the comments of the original post.  You might go back and skim through them :)

I will have this week’s smile up in about an hour :)