Home video, Periscope and Katch!

Looking for a way to broadcast and share video while we are in Mexico in a couple of weeks. I’m testing out the Twitter video broadcast app, Periscope. One of the downsides is it’s impossible to save the video and keep the live Periscope comments and Periscope videos get deleted 24 hours after broadcast. One one of our listeners, Kinny, suggested using the Katch service. Here is the result:

Testing Periscope using #Katch integration!

For some reason, Katch’s embed code doesn’t seem to work here:

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Guest Post by Amy!

My friend Amy writes:

Elizabeth Warren says women don’t share that they use Planned Parenthood.

I do.

I use Planned Parenthood.

And now I’m sharing it.

Off and on for over twenty years, PP has given me services like thyroid blood screenings, liver function panels, cholesterol testing, Pap smear tests, and “well woman” exams.

Planned Parenthood has provided me with sound, unbiased information about my health and choices that help me make the most of limited health care dollars when I’ve been uninsured, unemployed, or under-employed.

Additionally, Planned Parenthood has never even offered me an abortion. In over twenty years. Nothing. Incredible. Since all I hear from my “representatives” in government is that’s all PP does. Abortions.

Abortions. And more abortions.


Why have I never been offered an abortion??

Because I’ve never been pregnant. Why? Because I never wanted any children. Planned Parenthood helped me choose birth control options that best suited me, my needs, and my financial situation.

If you, kind reader, think you don’t know anyone who goes to Planned Parenthood, you’re wrong. And if you think PP “only kills babies” you’re double wrong.

Have a question about Planned Parenthood? Why not ask? Ask PP or even me. I might be able to answer your question.

Or just continue to live in ignorance. But just like most STI’s, ignorance is totally curable and you don’t even need a pelvic exam or any prescription creams.

Thank you, Elizabeth Warren, for supporting women and girls to make the best choices for themselves. And for supporting Planned Parenthood in providing ladies of all ages, races, religions, and classes with scientifically sound and unbiased health care and advice.

First time in Mexico – any tips?

Now that we’ve made the reservations, we need to make the plans.

Neither Kim or I have ever been to Mexico or to an “All Inclusive Resort” before so I’m asking you – what should we know/do/be on the lookout (good or bad) for?

When I went on a Mediterranean cruise in a previous lifetime, we got smacked around by all kinds of surprises so I’d like to avoid/minimize that as much as possible.

We’ll be flying into the Cancun International Airport and then picking up our transfer to the resort where we’ll spend a week just relaxing on the beach – well, Kim will be on the beach. I’ll likely spend almost every waking hour actually in the water. 🙂

Having never been to Mexico and not knowing more than a half dozen Spanish words, I’m a little leery. So, what advice do you have for us? Anything in particular we should watch out for? I’m pretty good at spotting scams and rip-offs but if there’s anything you know of, please let us know!