December 2, 2012: Online Work Bee

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Contents

Agenda

  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Review Agenda
  • Weekly Events Logistics
  • Solstice
    • Menu
    • Theme
  • Book
  • Evaluation

Check In

  • Brandon ... sick
  • Shelley ... we got our Christmas/Yule tree today ... it's out on the car getting rained on
  • Ren ... also sick
  • Eric ... I'm good, glad to be in the basement where I can't see how gray and rainy and cold it is
  • Ben ... Sad that my internet is down which is why I am giving you guys a virtual tour of Seattle. Did see a good movie about an hour ago at the Pacific Science Center (.1 km behind me) with exploding butterflies which I emailed Paul Krafel about.
  • Sequoia ... zzz

WWWs from last time

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... reserve frickin' bus tickets ... by next call
  • Shelley ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric... learn about the Git command line ... by next call

WWW

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... order some larger rocket motors ... by next call
  • Brandon ... get a rocket to pass (speaking object?) ... by next call
  • Brandon ... spend 1 hour on the book ... by next call
  • Shelley ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Shelley ... plan out when to buy, when to cook for each menu item ... by next week
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric ... make a substantive commit on the book ... by next call
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... make a substantive commit on the book ... by next call

Weekly Events Logistics

Service Saturday December 8, 9 am PST 12:00 EST ... (Brandon)
Saturday December 15, we'll try 3:30 pm PST 18:30 EST (Eric)
Rotation: Brandon, Eric, Shelley, Ben

Work-Bee Sunday December 9, 1:30 pm PST 16:30 EST

In-person service with Vliets: Saturday 10:30 am
Seeing Nature Readings and Practices: None this week, next is December 16th.

Solstice

  • Likely to be a small, intimate gathering
  • No paper invitations this year

Menu

  • Broccoli
  • Salad (special!)
  • Yams
  • Dressing with cranberry chutney
  • Squash stuffed with wild rice
  • Rolls
  • Seasonal Nog
  • Pumpkin Pie with Ice Cream and real whipped cream
  • Apple Pie
  • Martinellis
  • Coffee ... decaff and caff
  • Other hot drinks
  • Hot mulled cider

Theme

  • Decorations
  • Enlist Carol and Vicki's help for the conversation
  • Start light, but eventually deepen the conversation
    • Start out with things that each person will no doubt have a story that goes with it
    • "Tell us about a time when you ..."
    • But then move into deeper conversation, like what we want for ourselves and our community(ies)
    • Have the table as one conversation for much of the evening
  • Have several topics set out ahead of time
    • Darkness and light
    • Space travel
    • What important things have happened this year
    • What directions do we see ourselves sending our "rockets"
    • Any physical places we want to go e.g., 'Algonquin'
    • What is your launching pad (where do you feel safest to vision and dream)?
    • What journey are you on, and what journey would you like to be on?
  • Participatory event (possibly to start the evening)
    • Everyone has a new glass of martinellis to drink ... pour contents back into the punch bowl ... all our thoughts, wishes, etc are mingled in this bowl ... and then we re-dish out
    • Symbolic words when pouring for each other, e.g. "We bring life to you"

Book

  • Brandon likes starting with "A Book of Life, v0.1" and letting it continue to grow
  • Could we eventually include Seeing Nature and even the Parables books?
  • Eric needs to know how to copy and paste in Powershell

Evaluation

  • Shelley ... I feel good about our decision to deepen the conversation at dinner and our method for doing so ... I also feel good that Ren just fell asleep
  • Ben ... I feel distracted, find it difficult to hear people and concentrate with noise and frustrated. (Shelley wishes you a healed internet soon)
  • Brandon ... I just want to work on dubdubs and heal myself. (Ben wishes you a healed self soon)
  • Eric ... I feel like I'm going to git up this learning curve soon (Shelley: did he say he's coming to visit soon?) I'm hoping to add this conversation piece to my end of things (possibly to the wine-and-cheese portion)
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