|Re: Dinner Feb 27||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy Meath (meathumn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 05:30:50 -0800 (PST)|
Dear Lynn et al, I am crestfallen to report that I will not be at the Hopework dinner tomorrow. I committed a long time ago to having an Oscar Night at my house. I love the theme of tomorrow's discussion -- blooming in your current environment. I wish I could be there to hear what everyone has to say. Judy On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 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: February 27 Dinner and Story Circle, 4-7 pm > (Lynn Englund) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:22:59 -0600 > From: Lynn Englund <lynn [at] hopework.org> > Subject: [Hopework] Invitation: February 27 Dinner and Story Circle, > 4-7 pm > To: Folk School Folk School list <Hopework-l [at] hopework.org> > Cc: Hopework-L <hopework-l [at] hopework.org> > Message-ID: <6804CDAA-16FB-47E6-81EF-F9E2D4F0F9D7 [at] hopework.org> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; > delsp=yes > > Dear Hopework Friends, > > Snow. Again. Enough to shut the University of Minnesota down until > noon today, which gives me time to invite you to February's Hopework > supper and story circle this Sunday, February 27, from 4:00-7:00 PM. > > January's story circle and supper focused in the image of "sliding" > and our experience of sliding into or out of things in life. The > stories were lively and there was wonderful discussion afterward. My > words for some of the themes that came alive in the stories: having > relatively little control over movement; difficulty in connecting > because of movement; fun in letting go, or scary loss of control; > can't see/predict what is going to happen; moving into unforeseen > pathways opened by others; sliding into motherhood and gender > backsliding; moving between two states of being without control; a > circuitous path into a new way of doing one's work; and, you can steer > a sliding car, but keep your foot off of the brakes! > > This month's topic is connected to my longing for spring and new > growth. Last summer I bought an azalea plant that was beautiful with > many buds and blossoms. However, within a few days the buds had > dropped off and the blossoms had faded. I learned that azaleas are a > bit touchy about the environment they will live in. Without the right > conditions, the buds will not set and open, they drop. At the end of > winter I feel about as touchy as an azalea. My azalea was surprisingly > resilient. At Thanksgiving, without noticeable change or growth since > July, it started to produce buds and it bloomed from December through > the beginning of February and now has new branches everywhere! I have > more resililence than the azalea, but it is not infinite, and harsh > conditions cause me to drop my new bus rather than help them set to > bloom. On Sunday I will ask you to share a story about the environment > you find yourself in, or have been in, and what it is like to work to > bloom in it. How can we enrich the soil and improve the climate for > ourselves and others? > > Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011. > > RSVP: Please let us know by Saturday night (2/26) how many 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 (or at 3:00 pm if you would like to visit and > 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 my > assortment of teas. > > Topic: The environment in which we find ourselves and what we can do > to enrich it for ourselves and others. > > 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: March 27, April 17 (Note: 3rd Sunday to avoid Easter; > and 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: http://tiny.cc/FkhvY > > Park on University Ave. near Dunn Bros. Metro Lofts' entrance is on > the east side of the building, just past the Dunn Bros. entrance. (It > is probably safe to park in the building lot, although it is posted > for commercial business customers only.) > > Push "451" on the security box to have John 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] hopework.org > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe or modify your subscription options, please visit: > http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l > > > End of Hopework-l Digest, Vol 56, Issue 3 > ***************************************** > -- Judy L. Meath 2700 Kenilworth Place Minneapolis, MN 55405 Home: 612-925-1771
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