Invitation-Hopework Sunday Supper on 9/26
From: Lynn Englund (
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:30:14 -0700 (PDT)
Dear Hopework Friends and Philosophy Camp 2010 alumni,

John and I invite you to join us this fall for our first Hopework dinner and story circle on Sunday, September 26, from 4:00-7:00 pm. For those of you who are new, Hopework is the practice of creating spaces for people to get to know and like each other and to find renewed hope and purpose with and from each other. Hopework' suppers and story circle evenings are 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 Hopework friends, Philosophy Camp/Lives Worth Living alumni and fellows, and making new friends and acquaintances. This year we will meet on the 4th Sundays of most months. Dates of scheduled Hopework dinners are below. Please join us when you can!

As I'm sure you've noticed, the University's Driven to Discover slogan has become highly visible in emails, video, and print materials in an effort to brand the institution and help position it as a respected research university. Last week, after walking home from campus, John announced that he had come up with an alternative image that he much preferred for his work: Strolling Toward Understanding. I resonate with his new image and have to say that it has stuck with me. Strolling toward understanding: I like the feeling of breathing easily when I imagine strolling toward understanding. It's a strong contrast to feeling as if I have to hold my breath when I think Driven to Discover. In the last few days I've found myself reflecting on how or where in life I might be strolling toward understanding and what this new image might illuminate for me. The more I thought about it, the more interested I became in also hearing how you are strolling toward understanding and what that looks like for you. Join us on the 26th and share a story of how this image connects with you!

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Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010.

RSVP: Please let us know by Saturday night (9/25) if you and any guests plan to attend. Call or email if you have any questions. I have room for about 12 people around the table.

Time: Arrive at 4:00 pm (3:00 pm if you would like to be on my cooking and setup team). The meal will begin at 4:30 pm.
We usually finish telling stories and cleaning up about 7:00 pm.

Menu: Bring a dish or a favorite beverage to share. I'll provide a main dish (usually vegetarian) and will make coffee and offer an assortment of teas.

Topic: "Strolling toward understanding"

Future dates: 4th Sundays of most months: October 24, November 28, (skip Dec.) January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24 (last Hopework supper until September 2011).

Lynn Englund and John Wallace
The Metro Lofts
2650 University Ave West, #315
Saint Paul, MN 55114

651-646-0069 (home)
612-710-7287 (cell)

Map and directions:

Park on University Ave. near Dunn Bros. Metro Lofts' entrance is on the east side of the building, just past the Dunn Bros. entrance.

Push "300" on the security box to have us buzz you into the building.
The elevator is to the right of the lobby. Turn left on the 3rd floor when you get off on
the third floor; we're in unit 315.

Lynn and John
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