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Begin your journey here

A floating watch looked like carved of wood  as the symbolic metaphor to this article’s title/subtitle: The Ultimate Trip Back in Time, An inventive virtual journey of an architecture addict’s arch-zeal
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This is an invented virtual journey because of an architecture addict’s arch zeal.

All Aboard!’

When Elon Musk builds an accessory that we could wear like this watch in this story’s photo that is also a time machine (‘cuz he is that contemporary with the vision whom I’d expect could arrange its financing and execution as he has done so so enchantedly with SpaceX), I’d win that Willy Wonka ticket from him to take the ride of a lifetime to go back in time.

That special watch with a touch of the dial could beam anyone along with me who wants to…

Literature in Life

An analysis of The New Yorker video that is as revealing of violating the U.S. Constitution as it is of the characteristic flaws of humankind

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I watched with both deep curiosity and horror the following video I found from The New Yorker, “A Reporter’s Footage from Inside the Capitol Siege” | 17 Jan 2021 (12:32 mins):

(The reporter being Luke Mogelson as stated in the YouTube description).

I noticed this video was published 11 days after the incident of the U.S. Capitol attack on 06 Jan 2021 which gave me the impression that there must have been some truly revealing content…

Culture & Society

What is at stake and our individual responsibility

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The Virus Doesn’t Know How to Lie — It just kills and adapts.

As we flub advisedly past the pandemic year of 2020, and the virus still maintains a global grip with now new multiple variant mutations and lagging distributions of vaccinations, we might recall a time in the past (on 15 April 2020) when Kellyanne Conway, then the White House counselor to former President Trump, spoke argumentatively to questioning, as if an expert, on how the COVID-19 nomenclature was referencing the 19th version of the virus rather than the year and, by so doing, giving the false impression that the current virus shouldn’t be expected to be a big deal (but nearly…

Observational Musings

And you thought trees were pointless

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One of the most memorable rites of passage in the U.S. is getting your junior driver’s license and pretending to be independent of your parents by driving to meet up with your friends and to school. Driving is one of those all-time liberating American things where you will remember fondly rolling down the windows in summer and turning up the good old radio radiating of American rock, pop, and other classics, hauling down interstate or local highways to explore your world alone or with friends.

The Tree Riddle

I was one of those who passed the driving test on the first shot, yup…

What’s Up? M | Wrap-Up 12

Keeping up with the system

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Thank you for being a part of this publication as a follower, as a contributor, as a curious writer, or any or all of the above. This publication continues to be an advocate for knowledge about this platform for writers who are interested in also fairly earning for their efforts on this platform. The information here is intended to facilitate questions, debates, discussions (and ultimately solutions) that analyze the ins and outs of this platform to help you get the most out of the current system and improve your experience with it.

Feel free to visit, make comments, ask questions…

What’s Up? M | A List

A running time table of major platform events

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It’s a secret obsession sometimes to have organized lists. Maybe it’s nerdish. But who doesn’t love summaries, charts and things, that could boil things down in a way that nothing else can?

Well, if you’re into recordings, this is for you.

This is a running ‘tracker’, if you will, to document interesting major platform events for the the sake of seeing — knowing.

If you are familiar with this publication, it aims to facilitate writers’ improved experience on here, so this endeavor aligns with the idea of being aware of any circumstances on this platform that could directly affect that…

What’s Up? M | Platform Features

More like the much needed dashboard we could use

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This is part of a series on this publication to list out all observed and known features that should help any newbie or oldie on here to get familiar with the system’s tools. We all need them to improve our chances in utilizing the system to your benefit as a writer in a fair way.

So, here is one from earlier this month.

On 12 September 2021, I noticed this newly rolled out feature on our “Stories” page where you can directly share your story links to social media without having to enter into the story to do so.



#pollprompt: Author’s profile character limit

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Check out other polls and written responses on the features page of this publication. You can navigate there on the navigation bar, on the homepage. Or same as the link, here.

Since not all members on this platform have Twitter, polls have been moved onto Google forms instead. See below embed for this one or this poll’s link, here.

You are also free to submit a story in reply or response to this poll. Scroll further below for details on how-to for this one.

Poll #8

Feel free to take the poll and/or submit a story in reply to it…

What’s Up? M | Wrap-Up 11

Even this publication’s navigation and appearance has revamped to reflect the dynamic changes on this platform

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Thank you for being a part of this publication as a follower, as a contributor, as a curious writer, or any or all of the above. This publication aims to be a helpful resource to document platform discoveries and discussions and review of features in the effort to raise good debates and discussions and ultimately solutions to help writers get the most out of the current system without unexpected disappointments.

Feel free to browse this publication, make comments, ask questions, contribute in submitting pertinent stories that release your rants, raves, debates, decipherments, suggestions, etc. about your experience with this platform…

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