A kind note from a friend

H Albert –

I’m filling out my intake questionnaire for my animal communication class, and one of the questions is: name three people you admire, and why.

You are one of the three people I picked, and I thought I’d share with you what I wrote. Enjoy:

Albert, I first met in 1999 at Breitenbush’s Summer Solstice Healing Retreat. He’s done so much to better the lives of people, to make them aware of their impact on the environment, and of the environment’s impact on them. We got to be good friends after he moved to Portland, maybe in 2002 or so. He’s an amazing connector of people and resources, and I couldn’t begin to list all the projects he’s created or been involved with. He’s got a lot of Loki energy too – always messing with people to challenge their minds. He’s involved with the BRCPO (Black Rock City Post Office) which is an interactive theme camp at Burning Man that makes fun of the bureaucracy of the Post Office, yet is also an actual post office. He gets people involved, by asking them questions or challenging them to do something in the here and now. He’s created a project called Farm My Yard, he’s been doing classes on how to make the best use of social media tools for personal or business, he’s part of the DePaving project, created a Birthday Garden in Portland (his birthday wish a few years ago, a community garden). He puts out a newsletter called the Eleven, sharing ideas with people about how we can make the world a better place in this, the eleventh hour. I can’t say enough about Albert – I really look up to him because he just dives in and gets things done, gets people engaged, is fully present, open and compassionate, and even though he may get discouraged about how the world is today, he’s a shining light that’s contagious, and that gives me hope for the world.

Thanks for all you do – – Kristi

Albert Kaufman

How and why to make a list of friends on Facebook

For a better Facebook Experience – Make Friends’ Lists

Recently I realized that I was losing track of what my closest friends on Facebook are up to and that it was time to make a list of just the friends I’m closest to so I don’t miss them in the information overload which is the news feed. One could create a list of friends, fellow activists or people who post interesting things. Here’s how I did it step by step.

10.7.17 – the Steps have changed since I first wrote this in 2010.  See the following image and follow along:

  1. Under Explore on the Left Side – Click on Friends Lists
  2. Click on Create List
  3. Give Your List a Name and Pick a Member or Two
  4. Adjust at will – I’ll put the various images below in a little box for your you should see these in a clockwise order starting from the top left.

 

Enjoy your new view of your friends. You’ll probably learn quickly that this new list doesn’t change as quickly as all of the information on the news feed, but the information seems rich in a way that the news feed’s doesn’t. IMHO.

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