Re: Hopework-l Digest, Vol 53, Issue 1
From: Anna Gambucci (
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:18:55 -0800 (PST)
Thank you for the November invitation, Lynn!  
I don't know what I'll bring yet, but I'll be there!
Thanks, and happy Thanksgiving.  I'm thankful for you and this ongoing 
conversation forum.
Anna Gambucci
11426 Avery Drive
Inver Grove Heights MN 55077
Ph: 651-340-9899
annagambucci [at]

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   1. Invitation: Sunday, Nov. 28 Hopework supper and circle
      (Lynn Englund)


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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:14:03 -0600
From: Lynn Englund <lynn [at]>
Subject: [Hopework] Invitation: Sunday, Nov. 28 Hopework supper and
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Dear Hopework Friends,

John and I wish you a happy Thanksgiving and invite you to join us for  
the last Hopework supper and story circle of the fall on Sunday,  
November 28, from 4:00-7:00 pm. (The next Hopework supper and circle  
will be Sunday, January 23.)

Last month's dinner and circle on the topic of fall found a dozen of  
us gathered around the table. Every sense was evoked in the stories  
shared about the season of fall--from how the experience of our homes  
change in closing up the house as days and nights cool down, to the  
smell of the air and the leaves, the start of new hopes and projects  
with the start of the new school year, the harvest of the gardens and  
seeds for next year, getting out warmer clothes, and welcoming soups  
and stews, and changing the clocks.

I asked for suggestions for this month's topic as we closed our  
circle. A couple of people suggested that as we enter the holiday  
season, it would be good to reflect on the celebrations, rituals, and  
traditions with family and friends that mark this time of year. I'm  
eager to learn about how you celebrate the season and the joys and  
challenges that come with negotiating seasonal celebrations with  
family and friends. The prompt will be to share an important time  
around the celebrations, rituals, or traditions of the holiday season  
and how you experienced it. Perhaps the story that comes to mind  
evokes a time that was especially satisfying and held great meaning or  
joy. Or a time when something about the season let you down, went  
wrong, or disappointed you. Or a time when you wanted to make a change  
or resisted a change in a celebration, ritual, or tradition, and how  
it turned out!

Date: Sunday, November 28, 2010.

RSVP: Please let us know by Saturday night (11/27) 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 (and at least 20 if we move it out of the way!)

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: The holiday season's celebrations, traditions, and rituals.

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. Please join  
us when you can!
Future dates:  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; we're in unit 315.

Lynn Englund
lynn [at]


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