Suppose that aliens (not Mexicans or Muslims, but those from Outer Space) came in flying saucers and disrupted our earth’s electrical and magnetic fields? It would crash our defenses and worldwide communications! OMG! No internet! No phone, no messages, no twitter, no snapchat, no facebook, no google…
I’ve had my first smart phone for probably less than a year. I decided, as part of a New Year’s resolution to get more current, to put all of my schedule on the phone’s calendar. My phone had said that I was almost out of memory, so I deleted all of my messages, sent emails, deleted emails, and even photos, including a couple of phone photos (which I only recently have begun taking, as it’s more convenient than a camera) that I thought I had emailed to myself to drop into my desktop photo file. Then, a week ago, I could no longer get or send emails with my phone. Had not depended upon that before, having both a tablet and a desktop, but the email I had thought had gone through hadn’t. It was in the Sent folder as failed. And it wouldn’t let me download the photos, either. Bother.
So… I called the techie (who was not in India, but Texas), and after she had waved her magic wand and some such, said that I would have to reboot the phone, and sent a page of directions. Got them from my desktop email and followed instructions. My phone email now worked (‘cept the one with the photos was gone, so you’ll have to imagine the Catalina Mountains shrouded with clouds, and a young man, in a chair at Dillard’s on its 75% day after New Year’s off sale, with a huge pile of women’s clothes in his lap, which family members are adding to).
And… you guessed it – my calendar was now empty and I had to find all of the dates and times which I had entered to reenter. Took a long time. Here are some events you might be interested in. First, a free documentary film The World According to Monsanto tonight (January 6, 2017) at 6:30 at Green Fields School auditorium, 6000 N Camino De La Tierra, Tucson. Here is some backstory:
Multinational chemical corporation Mon$anto has plans to move into the Tucson area (1.5 miles away from Marana High School) and is seeking a 66% tax break (also known as “Project Corn”) from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Come to this free movie screening of “The World According to Monsanto” documentary and find out what kind of neighbor Mon$anto is and what you can do about it.
This movie screening will take place in a large auditorium with hundreds of seats in northwest Tucson (near Orange Grove and I-10).
After the movie, Going Against GMOs author Melissa Diane Smith will give an update on the local grassroots movement that’s building against Mon$anto’s plans: She’ll provide details about five open public meetings—one in each district—that begin January 9th to the 19th and explain many different ways to take action against Mon$anto.
This must-not-miss community event is organized by concerned citizens of Pima County in cooperation with GMO Free Arizona, GMO Free Baja Arizona, March Against Monsanto Tucson, and Organic, Sustainable Baja Arizona.
Next, Public meetings on Monsanto proposal begin next week in Pima County. For those who live around me, 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. More backstore here: http://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/public-meetings-on-monsanto-proposal-begin-next-week-in-pima/article_7867ea4f-614d-530c-afe4-10aa5b2a71c3.html
Then there’s Tucson’s version of the Women’s March on Washington:
The Women’s March will begin at 10 a.m. on Jan. 21 at Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Street, and proceed for just over a half-mile to the Joel D. Valdez Library Park, 101 N. Stone Avenue, where marchers will join the Tucson Solidarity Rally at noon.1
In DC there shall be…
…more than 100,000 people [who] have registered their plans to attend the Women’s March on Washington in what is expected to be the largest demonstration linked to Donald Trump’s inauguration and a focal point for activists on the left who have been energized in opposing his agenda.2
That’s all for now. More next week.