Re: Invitation to Sunday, April 28 Hopework supper and circle
From: Jillian Stein (
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:09:58 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Lynn! I would love to try to come. Would it be ok if I brought Sasha? I'll 
let you know by Saturday if we can make it :)

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On Apr 22, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Lynn Englund <lynn [at]> wrote:

> Dear Hopework Friends,
> I'm looking forward to April's Hopework supper and circle, the last one for 
> this academic year. This year has provided me with many opportunities and 
> significant change since my current teaching position ends May 26. Here's a 
> brief update on what's happened recently.
> February's circle brought together a wonderful group of new and familiar 
> faces. The stories that were shared and discussion that followed seemed to 
> strike an electric chord with many. The conversation was too rich to be 
> contained and went long past our usual ending time, leaving ripples that are 
> probably still resonating with many. 
> My trip to Denmark (March 15-23) with students was rewarding and all that I 
> had hoped for. (It was also the reason the March Hopework event was 
> canceled.) We explored Copenhagen by bike and on foot and visited two Danish 
> folk high schools and three intentional communities in towns within easy 
> commute by train and bus. The experience has made some of my ideas for 
> community life seem more attainable; I am eager to pursue them. 
> Active recruitment is peaking for Philosophy Camp, the month-long Lives Worth 
> Living course (May 28-June 21) and weekly sister course, Catching Lives Worth 
> Living. (See Call if you have questions about 
> openings. This is one of the most rewarding, valuable, and engaging 
> community-building and living-learning experiences that participate in. This 
> is our 12th year!
> As for next year, I am exploring possible teaching opportunities and 
> administrative work at the University, as well as wanting to have more time 
> to develop my own community-building and educational interests. The format 
> for Hopework may change next fall depending on what emerges. 
> Invitation for Sunday, April 28, 4:00-7:00 PM. 
> April's Hopework supper and story circle will be held Sunday, April 28. Our 
> topic remains reflecting on how we are navigating our journey in the flux of 
> life. If you haven't attended a Hopework supper in a while, this is our last 
> meeting until fall, and  a great time to share what's new in your life. Bring 
> a friend; all are welcome.
> In the context of the constant change and flow around us, we rely on a 
> variety of devices to guide our decisions and actions. We often must often 
> make them "on the fly" and often with little certainty of the outcome we 
> desire or knowledge of how it will affect others. Life sometimes presents us 
> with endings to accept or new beginnings to live into, whether we wanted them 
> or not. Other times we find ourselves motivated to bring about something new 
> or put to rest what we are ready to leave behind. April is a month associated 
> with "opening." What is opening in you, or in your life? Or perhaps, like our 
> spring, the opening you desire has been delayed, or has not yet found the 
> right conditions to emerge. I invite you come with a story about how the 
> image of "opening" related to your life.
> Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013.
> RSVP: Please let John or me know by Saturday night (4/27) how many plan to 
> attend. Call me at 612-710-7287 or email, and let me know if you have 
> 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, depending on the size of the 
> group.
> 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.
> For those of you who are new to this invitation, 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 evenings are a 
> way to reconnect with friends who have shared in our work and 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 
> welcoming new friends and acquaintances.
> This will be the last gathering until fall.
> Lynn Englund and John Wallace
> The Metro Lofts
> 2650 University Ave West, #315
> Saint Paul, MN 55114
> Map and directions:
> Lynn
> 651-646-0069 (home)
> 612-710-7287 (cell)
> BUS: Take the 16 or 50 bus to "Berry Street" The building is at the stop. 
> PARKING: Park on the streets to the south or west of the building and come up 
> the back stairs to the main entrance. Parking in the large lot off University 
> Ave on the west side of the building is technically for commercial customers 
> only, but the risk of being noticed or towed is very low.
> BUILDING ENTRY: Push "451" on the security box for John to buzz you into the 
> building, or "300" for Lynn. The elevator is to the right of the lobby. Turn 
> left on the 3rd floor when you get off; we're in unit 315.
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