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Looking down the road, what positive outcomes do you hope for and expect because of this COVID-19?

Hard to find the positive today, but here goes:

Better Planning for Rocky Times

We, as responsible people in society, are going to better plan for very rocky times. More saving. More supplies. More back-ups. More capacity. Too many living on the edge. Too much "just in time." Nimble is great -- but -- we are all connected, and many along the supply chain are sure to fumble and that small outage can be catastrophic. For example, a lack of face-masks / protective gear for hospital workers, could lead to thousands of additional deaths. So, stocking up for emergency times makes sense, and is costly, but prudent.

With the Freeze came great news for summer = a grant for Aquatic Jamborees, playing well with others

As the coldest days arrived, so too came great news of a grant of more than $7K. 

This award will support our efforts of "playing well with others" at community swim pools. SKWIM USA, a nonprofit that helps to promote swimming, fitness, sportsmanship and game-play get the funding to obtain equipment and host Aquatic Jamboree events this summer in Pittsburgh.

With the spending of other people's money come a big splash of responsibility. So, I'm interested in connecting now to prepare to engage with you, your families, your friends neighbors, organizations and even business contacts.

All ages and all swim abilities are welcome as we play SKWIM at Aquatic Jamborees, but we need to rally more political will to participate and venture out of our comfort zones -- for the sake of fun and fitness.

Can we get your team down to the Northside or Hill District to compete? Or, can we bring our game and perhaps a squad to your summer pool?

Chime in via Mark@SKWIMusa.org

Other community news, Catherine is taking the stage to tell a story this Saturday at the UU Church of the South Hills, Sunnyhill.org.

http://www.sunnyhill.org/events/coa-coffee-house-2/

The coffee-house proceeds benefit their youth-group trip.

A video of Catherine's story telling from The Moth surfaced. 

Her performance from New Hampshire graced a stage that once featured Mark Twain. (Watch, 12-minutes.)

Stretching to Baltimore this Sunday night, Catherine and Grant both get to share the podium with a former Olympian and WNBA (basketball) star, Tamika Catchings, as they present about HEARING in SPORTS. 

If you are in that vicinity, or a coach any sport and want to better engage with those with hearing issues, check out the ebook, Time Out! I Didn't Hear You.

More at https://Time.CLOH.org


Hope to see or hear from you soon.

Cast of The Moth on stage after the show

Final bow.

On stage with cast of storytellers

Post show bow at Pittsburgh’s The Moth Grand Slam in October 2018.

Wonderful show. Catherine told a great story that centered around a 16 month relationship with a plant, not a ten-year struggle over cancer.

Lots of physical mojo in the stories including a guy who aims to dunk, then the trip to NYC with a back-seat pee, a bully-beating in high school, a patient patient, an ants in his pants teacher, and more.

Catherine’s three-time reign as Pittsburgh’s Grand Slam Champion has come to a close.

Bio in the program

Catheine Palmer is a professor and audiologist. Her stories focus on the funny reality of parenting whether your kids are babies or taxpayers. This often misguided parenting has produced tow resilient young men who continue to make new stories. Listen to four of her stories on the website.

Cast

David Montgomery (host), Joel Brady, Stephan Cooper, Bob Creo, Davit Davitian, Kimberly Giles, Catherine Palmer, Mariah Passarelli, Lora Rigatti, Nate Sandstrom, Denise Scheuermann. David Bennett (musican), Michelle Jalowski (director), Kelly Flanagan Dee (Story-SLAM producer).

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Audience at August Wilson Center's auditorium with cell phone lights on.

Host’s photo.

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