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So next week is Thanksgiving. Smileycreek and I will be taking the entire week off to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary (we normally just take the Thursday and Friday off during Thanksgiving week). That means we'll not be posting for New Day next week. I wanted to therefore do a "what I'm thankful for" a week early.

I'm very thankful for so many things. As you all know, we both had a very sudden shift in our lives this year due to my unexpected medical challenge. The treatment I received and the ongoing recovery has changed our lives, as you'd expect. It created a situation that caused challenges, not only in terms of health and survival, but also in every aspect of our being complete partners in everything we do including emotionally, financially and just the plain logistics of living in the physical world.

Smileycreek is the hero, as I've stated before. She did everything for 4 1/2 months while I was totally gorked and unable to even feed myself!  

Grateful and thankful don't even begin to describe how I feel about smileycreek. I adore her!  She is another Wonder Women!

I am so grateful to know you all...by way of the DailyKos site, and so many in person over the past 4 1/2 years at SFKossacks meet-ups and NetRoots Nation gatherings. I'll tell you, at this stage of my life it is such an incredible and necessary thing to be happening! That is especially true for smileycreek and me because we live in a place where "they" outnumber us. It is so liberating and rejuvenating to be back with our tribe again!

I'm thankful to be cancer free and alive, though weakened a bit at this time. I do know I'll continue to improve and gain strength and energy. I don't know the end result, however, of what will ultimately become of my body (well, I mean prior to death). But I am excited about the future...and so grateful to be eating and laughing again.

I am so grateful President Obama was elected to a second term. How incredible to be alive now and an active part of electing more and better Democrats (i.e. Progressives!)

And so, I want to post six songs...for gratitude and thankfulness...that are my absolute favorite pieces of music that came to me over the past six months. I hope you will have time to crank it up and really listen to these songs. Namasté!

Oh yeah, I'm super grateful for music!





What's your favorite music of the past two seasons?
What are you thankful for?
What free gift did Obama give to you for your vote?

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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold

Thanks for recommending our series to promote Kossacks getting together?
You're part of the team by helping us that way.

Please check out the bulleted lists below to see
if there is a group near you to join.


:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: Event Reporting ::
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navajo and slksfca have lunch, tête-à-tête

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navajo and slksfca aka Silky

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It was a glorious 70 degree day in San Francisco. View of the Sutro Baths

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:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area:  Kosmail: GenXangster

Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Indianapolis Kossacks: Kosmail CityLightsLover

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Twin Cities Kossacks: Kosmail imonlylurking

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks: Kosmail dweb8231 Current diary: Welcome to Pittsburgh Area Kossacks

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Organizer: kj in missouri, Formed Oct 15, 2012

Phoenix Kossacks - Organizer: arizonablue, Formed Oct 16, 2012

Chicago Kossacks - Organizer: figbash, Formed: Oct 31, 2012, 23 members!

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR, Formed Oct 17, 2012

Boston Kossacks - Organizer: GreyHawk, Formed: Nov 7, 2012

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Organizer:  peregrine kate, Formed: Nov 10, 2012

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing:  Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Thursday, November 15th

Dave in Northridge in town again, Let's do Lunch!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Cafe Asia at the Asian Art Musuem
200 Larkin Street • San Francisco,
near Civic Center BART

Entrance to the cafe does not require paid admission to the museum. Please ask for a complimentary Cafe/Store pass at the admission desk.

Cafeteria style service.

RSVPs:
1. Dave from Northridge
2. navajo
3. dharmasyd
4. jpmassar (maybe)
5. Lorikeet
6. citisven
7. kimoconnor
8. mwk (maybe)
9. side pocket
10. sfbob

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DATE: Friday, November 16th
Baja Arizona Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 6:00 PM for tapas and sangria  
or A las seis pa' tapas, sangría y flamenco!
LOCATION: Casa Vicente
375 S. Stone Ave • Tucson

ORGANIZER: Send Azazello a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Azazello
2. Mrs. Zello
3. Kid Zello ( photographer)
4. rasbobbo
5. theraindog
6. ItsaMathJoke
7. cosmic debris
8. sneakers563
9. DaNang65
10. LandruBek
11. whataboutbob
12. biscobosco
13. tytalus

Maybees:
Mrs. 563
Dorothy563 (age 2 mo.)
Empty Vessel
Northern Lights
manyamile

Current diary collecting RSVPs: Baja Arizona Kossacks - R.S.V.P.
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DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Motor City Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Sophia's Restaurant
38259 W 10 Mile Rd • Farmington Hills

ORGANIZER: Send peregrine kate a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2. ProvokingMeaning
3. gregsullmich
4. Eclectablog
5. jennifree2bme
6. Unit Zero
7. mideedah
8. surelyujest
9. 2thanks
10. The Dave
11. MichiganChet
12. PhishRapper
13. DoReMI
14. BFSkinner
15. ICanDoThis
16. ICanDoThis's spouse

Maybees:
Neon Vincent & spouse
Brainwrap
DoReMI
Desi
fisheye
MI Sooner

Current diary collecting RSVPs: Motor City Kossacks Update on Meet-up: Sat 11/17 6:00 PM (venue in/near Novi still TBD)
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DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Central Ohio Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Champps Americana Worthington
161 E. Campus View Blvd.  • Worthington

ORGANIZER: Send VetGrl a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. VetGrl
2. lilypew
3. CayceP
4. Ohiodem1
5.
Maybees:
freeport beach PA
anim8sit's extremely cool mom
Current diary collecting RSVPs: Central Ohio Kossacks: MEETUP
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DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Chicago Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Manny's Deli (Obama's favorite)
1141 S. Jefferson  • Chicago

ORGANIZER: Send figbash a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. figbash
2. broths
3. bsmechanic
4. Tim DeLaney
5. sfbg
6. Chitown Kev
7. Railfan
8. HotsieHorsie
9. Millie Neon
10. BobboSphere
11. ElfOwl
12. Economanic
13. lilsky
14. discontent73
15. discontent73's friend

Maybees:
Mrs M
marzook and kos friend
Economanic's wife

Current diary collecting RSVPs: Chicago Kossacks Have Arrived
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Saturday, December 1st
OREGON - Portland Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Sara R and winglion's home

ORGANIZER: Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. Sara R
3. Winglion
4. llbear
5. BlueJessamine
6. navajo
7. loggersbrat
Maybes:
freewayblogger
Lawrence Lewis
 
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Saturday, December 8th

Daily Kos HQ Holiday Party with SFKossacks!

TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Daily Kos HQ in Berkeley
Address will be given to RSVPs

Attendees may bring a decoration to put on the HQ tree.

Potluck style.

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Markos Moulitsas and family
2. Susan Gardner and family
3. Will Rockafellow and family
4. Meteor Blades
5. Kaili Joy Gray
6. Faith Gardner
7. navajo
8. side pocket
9. Mrs. side pocket
10. lineatus
11. no way lack of brain
12. Brian82
13. norm
14. citisven
15. Deb (maybe)
16. Glen the Plumber
17. remembrance +TLO™
18. gotmooned
19. Cooper888
20. smileycreek
21. paradise50
22. dharmasyd
23. ceebee7
24. Bruce Webb
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Sunday, December 9th
CenTex - Austin Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: Afternoon, TBD
LOCATION:  TBD

ORGANIZER: Send papa monzano a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. papa monzano
2.
3.
4.
5.  
Maybes:
Current Diary: Next CenTex Kossack Meeting Dec 9
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, January 12th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Fire and Ice
One Providence Place • Providence, RI

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2. AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
3. Knockbally
4.
5.

Maybees:
1. aaraujo
2. gchaucer2
3. Phil S 33

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - January Meet Up

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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:30 AM PST.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse and SFKossacks.

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