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Skyping is Surprisingly Satisfying

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Skyping is Surprisingly Satisfying

Seeing others while they speak—no masks needed! Being able to watch a friend with his new grandchild, seeing old friends after long separation is only better when you add in hearing their voices, watching their movements, seeing a bit of their homes, pets, housemates. All that has been surprisingly satisfying for me. A whole new way to navigate around quarantining versus catching corona.

This has gotten me excited about offering virtual groups and classes. I got the camera with microphone for only $30 and have been looking into the options for having some connection with other people, just shy of risking infection.

The mentioned problems with Zoom are numerous—hacking and fees are at the top of the list. Most of my Zoom and Skype acquainted friends recommend Skype which can be done with more than one person (many people don’t know that) and it’s free. It also seems quite self-explanatory.

I’d love to pull together a Write about Your Life group. Let me know if you’re interested in participating!

Connect at ariele@comcast.net.

Ariele M. Huff

Ariele Huff is a writing teacher who writes, an editor of magazines, novels, and nonfiction, and a columnist specializing in Writing and Poetry. Her work currently fills over 31 Amazon eBooks and paperbacks.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

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