Ep. 60 "PNW Holiday Sandlot"

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Have yourself a maker & giver Christmas. We'll share some ways to joyfully give back to some little Bellingham kiddos worthy of your generosity. AJ talks about #watchfast, his endeavor in leather making, and Seiko's end of year announcements. And "you're kill'n me Smalls!" AJ & Chris chat on the merits of Facebook for businesses ...and now messenger for kids? Stay healthy this holiday season! **Wrist Check** Remember that SNK807 AJ is #watchfasting witha leather strap- did he forget to mention that is a strap he made by hand. * 2017 was a “makers” Thanksgiving and Black Friday. A 2018 Powell Pivot? Chris Powell Associates has been active for 6 years. Time for a change to better reflect my services? **Facebook Business page?- say what, yes Chris just say that.** Speaking of Facebook - **Where is future going with social...** * Facebook announces a way for under 13 years olds to use Messenger (under supervision of mom/dad) https://messengerkids.com/ * COPA (because AJ forgot) * “Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was a law in the United **States** of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of restricting access by minors to any material defined as harmful to such minors on the Internet.” * * * Small Fries Play Santa this season and give generously to some worthy non-profits in Bellingham that help out the little kids. Lydia Place (https://lydiaplace.org/) - “Every family deserves a home” Bellingham-based non-profit serving families since 1989. Housing case management, parenting support, behavioral health counseling. Partnering with Bellingham property management and housing authorities in ending homelessness one family at a time. Blue Skies for Children (http://www.blueskiesforchildren.org/) - “Raising hope and self-esteem in young hearts and minds” Sponsors children in programs to enrich their lives; sports, dance, swimming, martial arts, music, art lessons. Support for school trips. Back-to-school backpack program. Skookum Kids (http://www.skookumkids.org/) - “Caring for foster kids in Whatcom County” Volunteer-staffed facility to care for children transitioning into foster care. They work with caseworkers to find the right long-term solution for these kids. They work with foster parents and “respite care” providers. This year they bought Perch & Play on State street and use it to host events like Foster Parents night out. * * * Tech That Caught our eye * Seiko announces “baby Turtle” (http://wornandwound.com/seiko-releases-four-jdm-mini-turtles-ref-srpc35k1-srpc37k1-srpc39k1-srpc41k1-two-new-turtle-colorways/)SRPC35K1, SRPC37K1, SRPC39K1, and SRPC41K1 divers & “Night Divers” * The 200-meter rated case measures 42.3mm and features a crown at three o’clock, * Seiko’s 4R35 caliber: hacking, hand-winding, 41 hours of power reserve & beat rate of 21,600 * AJ “Is this the replacement of the 20 year old SKX? * * * Connect with us * **AJ**: patreon.com/ajbarse (http://patreon.com/ajbarse) or follow on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ajbarse)/Instagram (http://instagram.com/ajbarse) @ajbarse. * **Chris**: bit.ly/quietchris (http://bit.ly/quietchris) or follow on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mnmltek)/Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mnmltek/) @mnmltek. * **Twitter Hashtags**: #bhampodcast and #quietconversations * * * Listen to us * If you're in the Bellingham area, be sure to listen to our show on KMRE 102.3 FM (http://www.kmre.org/bellingham-podcast-media-tech/)! Thursdays @ 9:00 am and Saturdays @ 1:30 pm. * * * Talk to us * Got a question about technology or anything else about life in Bellingham? Call 201-731-8324 (tel:2017318324) (TECH) and leave us a voicemail, and ask us nicely! We may include it in one of our future shows. * * * Subscribe to us * iTunes, Google Play Store, Soundcloud, Spreaker, TuneIn, or wherever else you podcast. And check out our website at bellinghampodcast.com (http://bellinghampodcast.com/)

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