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A 3-day, sitewide, 20% off doozy of a sale on ALL of my products from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography!

February 15th, 2021 Comments off

Listen to the 2020 Version of Our Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [Audio] (1 hour and 23 minutes)

December 21st, 2020 Comments off

Listen to the 2020 Version of Our Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [Audio] (1 hour and 20 minutes)

This is our annual holiday reading of this classic Dickens’ story. Recorded Sunday, December 20, 2020 via Zoom.

Each year we bring together friends, and family to read sections from a condensed version of the story — made by Charles Dickens himself — for his own live, public readings. Follow Scrooge, Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim and all the familiar characters as they both teach and learn what Christmas is all about.

Listen while you prepare your Christmas cookies or wrap your Christmas presents. Join the “spirits” of the season!

Listen to Our Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 

Read the entire short story with the electronic copy from Archive.org

COVID19 Exposure Notifications Via iPhone Now Available! Set Up Yours Today!

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

I have been eagerly waiting for this since it was first announced and my good friend Daniel let me know this morning (via our family and friends Discord server) that it was finally available here in California. It is not like I have gone much of anywhere for the last 261 days, but it always good to keep aware of what is happening around you.

There is nothing to install. Exposure notifications is built into the iPhone. Just follow the steps below to activate.

Once you activate CA COVID Notify, it does all the work. All you do is keep your bluetooth on. You will only receive alerts if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Your privacy is protected as your identity is not known and your location is not tracked.

Set It Up Today!

COVID19 Exposure Notifcations Via iPhone Now Available! Set Up Yours Today!

Complete Information Here

New Jigsaw Puzzles from Douglas E Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

July 24th, 2020 Comments off

Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography, in association with Redbubble logo

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 More puzzles being added nearly every day!

Spend some piece-ful afternoons with new artist-designed jigsaw puzzles. Choose from thousands of designs to find the perfect one, and the artist who designed it gets paid when you shop.

A little about the product:

  • Puzzles come in 5 sizes: 30, 100, 252, 500, and 1000 piece counts.
  • Each puzzle is printed in vivid, full color on a satin finished pre-diecut puzzle board.
  • Comes in a giftable metal box printed with the puzzle’s assembled image.
  • Precise interlocking pieces (so satisfying).
  • Every puzzle purchase pays the artist who designed it.

Happy puzzling.

Take A Walk Along The Path With These Tees, Aprons, Mugs, and more! [For Sale]

July 19th, 2020 Comments off

Parents Rejoice! Sesame Workshop Has Made 110 Sesame Street eBooks Free via Gizmodo

March 27th, 2020 Comments off

If your recent transition to working from home every day was made all the more challenging with a house full of kids not able to go to school, Big Bird and his Sesame Street gang are offering a little relief by making 110 ebooks for kids absolutely free on all the major online book platforms.

Accessing the free titles, which include everything from books teaching kids timely lessons like sitting still to sparking an interest in becoming the President one day, does require access to a mobile device like a smartphone, tablet, or ereader. But the Sesame Workshop has extended this offer to platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook, and even Kobo, with no specified expiration date just yet.

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March 22nd, 2020 Comments off

Maps: Where LA And OC Families In Need Can Get Food While Schools Are Closed via LAist

March 20th, 2020 Comments off

Schools around Los Angeles and Orange counties have closed in an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

As LAUSD officials pointed out, that wasn’t an easy decision, because many families depend on schools for meals, child care, and services for students with special needs.

“Our schools provide a social safety net for children,” schools Supt. Austin Beutner said at a Friday press conference. “The closing of any school has real consequences beyond the loss of instructional time.”

We are compiling this list of resources for families who may need help, and we will update as we hear more. In many cases, particularly when it comes to school districts, meals will only be given to individuals 18 or younger who are there in person.

You Can Suspend Your Federal Student Loan Payments for Two Months via Lifehacker

March 20th, 2020 Comments off
Our loans are through Navient. While they have a COVID-19 notice about the internet rates being set to 0%, under their forbearance section I am not yet seeing a COVID-19 forbearance choice, so it looks like lenders are still catching up to the quickly changing policies. 
 
Check directly with your lender for more information!
 
You Can Suspend Your Federal Student Loan Payments for Two Months via Lifehacker

President Trump said today that federal student loan borrowers can skip their payments for 60 days. But it’s not automatic.

From the Department of Education’s press release:

All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, each of these borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency.

#COVID19 Day 6 – Today’s “Office” Playlist via Pandora

March 16th, 2020 Comments off
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