|Re: Hopework-l Digest, Vol 41, Issue 2||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Maxim Rivkin (maximrivkingmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:09:17 -0700 (PDT)|
Dear Lynn, Thank you very much for the invitation. I will be very glad to attend the Hopework's dinner this coming Sunday. My schedule has not yet fully congealed, so I can not tell you the exact time that I'll be there. However, I will be there for sure. Best regards, Maxim On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 5:16 AM, <hopework-l-request [at] hopework.org> wrote: > Send Hopework-l mailing list submissions to > hopework-l [at] hopework.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > hopework-l-request [at] hopework.org > > You can reach the person managing the list at > hopework-l-owner [at] hopework.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Hopework-l digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Invitation to Hopework Supper, Sunday, April 26 (Lynn Englund) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:38:38 -0500 > From: Lynn Englund <lynn [at] hopework.org> > Subject: [Hopework] Invitation to Hopework Supper, Sunday, April 26 > To: hopework-l [at] hopework.org > Cc: Hopework-L <hopework-l [at] hopework.org> > Message-ID: <49EE913E.5050707 [at] hopework.org> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed > > Dear Hopework friends, > > A few days ago my mother brought me a small bottle of maple syrup made > fresh from the sap of trees on her Wisconsin farm property and boiled > down to syrup with the love and labor of family members the past few > weekends. It's a treasure to receive since I never find time to help > with the project during the few weeks when then sap runs. Also, my > mother and I have put our brave geraniums out on our decks and they're > still blooming even though the nights are cold! > > *Last Hopework supper until September 2009 is Sunday at 4 pm!* Topic: > healthy foods. Give me a call or send an email if you are coming. See > below for details. > > The general topic for this year's Hopework dinners has been health. Last > month's topic was community health. Fourteen of us gathered tightly > around the table last month to share stories that illustrated aspects of > health or wellbeing in communities. Many themes emerged and I've > recalled only a few here. One that stands out to me was the importance > of intergenerational interaction and the presence of children. For > adults who do not have children of their own or young children in their > lives, the opportunity to nurture and interact with children can provide > great joy and satisfaction. Parents can sometimes bring babies and small > children into settings with adults and seniors and help young and old > feel lively and important. Animals and pets can create positive energy > and connections. Another theme focused on the collections of stories > that take root within family or community. Examples were stories imbued > with messages about what the world is like and how to navigate it; for > example, story lines that portray society as a place where people always > scheme against you, versus stories that imply that people are generally > trustworthy; stories that portray a dangerous world to be protected > against, or an exciting place to enter into; a world of fearful and > contemptible strangers, or a place of opportunity to build relationships > and make friends. Another theme was the capacity for generosity of > people helping each other out in times of need not often as a response > to the needs of strangers but because of the many ties and connections > developed in a community where people interacted with each other in many > settings and multiple ways. Another was our capacity to accept each > other, warts and all, overlooking our imperfections, defenses, > irritating habits, and reactive emotions. And many others that I've not > reported. > > This Sunday's topic is healthy food. Come with a story, recipe, or dish > to share that connects in some way to healthy (or not so healthy) food. > I'll have a circle question for after the meal, too. > > Hopework is the name that John and I use for the work we do. Hopework is > the practice of creating safe spaces for people to get to know and like > each other, and find renewed hope and purpose in life with and from each > other. John and I host a pot-luck supper on the last Sunday of each > month September-November and January-April as a way to reconnect with > friends who have shared in our work and to meet new acquaintances who > share our interests. Each month we look forward to greeting new and > long-time Hopework friends, Philosophy Camp/Lives Worth Living alumni > and fellows, and other friends and acquaintances who share our > interests. Please join us when you can! > > Date: Sunday, April 26 > > Time: If you like to cook with a crowd and are willing to help set up, > come at 3 pm. > Everyone else: Arrive at 4:00 pm; meal begins at 4:30 pm. We usually > clean up about 7:00 pm. > Menu: Please bring a dish or beverage to share. I'll provide my version > of a healthy main dish and water, tea, and coffee. > > Topic: Healthy foods. > > Lynn Englund and John Wallace > The Metro Lofts building > 2650 University Ave West, #315 > Saint Paul, MN 55114 > > 651-646-0069 (home) > 612-710-7287 (cell) > > Map and directions: http://tiny.cc/FkhvY > > Park on University Ave. near Dunn Bros., or in the lot along the east > side of the building. The entrance is on the east side of the building, > just south of Dunn Bros. entrance. Push 300 on the security box to have > me buzz you into the building. The elevator is to the right of the > lobby. Turn left when you get off on the 3rd floor. > > Lynn and John > > > > > ------------------------------ > > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe or modify your subscription options, please visit: > http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l > > > End of Hopework-l Digest, Vol 41, Issue 2 > ***************************************** >
Re: Hopework-l Digest, Vol 41, Issue 2 Bonnie Esposito, April 22 2009
- Re: Hopework-l Digest, Vol 41, Issue 2 Maxim Rivkin, April 22 2009
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