Re: Hopework-l Digest, Vol 53, Issue 1
From: Maggie Sventek (
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 07:54:43 -0800 (PST)
Sorry, but I can not make it to the dinner tonight.  My back has been bugging 
me this week and I am going to a class at Yoga One.  I saw one of your dinner 
guest in ashtanga class this week.  I hope to see you all again at yoga or 
during dinner very soon!
Much love,

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> 1. Invitation: Sunday, Nov. 28 Hopework supper and circle
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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
> 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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