July 14, 2011: Online Work Bee

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  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Review Agenda
  • Next Service Logistics
  • Mine the One Page Plan (e.g., The Other Book (tm))
  • Equinox (talk more next week)
  • Seed Village
  • Newsletter
  • Daily practice
  • Find a meetup group in Portland that looks likely
  • Evaluation

Check In

  • Shelley ... same checkin as last two Thursdays, except ran only 4 miles ... went to farmer's market ... put together a new chair
  • Brandon ... got stitches out, foot feels really good
  • Ben ... work has been insanely busy, brain has felt like it's turning to mush for last few days
  • Sequoia ... happy boy, got to see gma Shirley at the farmer's market, finished step 1 of summer reading program ... knows the letter O because he eats O's

WWWs from last time

  • Brandon ... get ticket to space elevator conference ... by July 10 (website was broken today)
  • Brandon ... invite John to meet us during the Space Elevator Conference ... by tomorrow (he can't make it due to vacation)
  • Shelley ... invite Jerry to next service ... by tonight
  • Ben ... contact Bryan and David about Shelley watching Brandon's talk ... by tonight
  • Ben ... look up mass of Edwards elevator design ... by next call


  • Shelley ... invite Jerry to next service, ask if he wants to provide reading and be master of ceremonies ... right now
  • Shelley ... research 350.org and Moving Planet ... by next call
  • Brandon ... Give a partial practice talk ... on Saturday
  • Brandon ... write 500+ words on the numinous and its distinction from the supernatural ... by next call
  • Brandon ... research Reach ... by next call
  • Ben ... transfer the text of the book from the wiki history to the current chapter pages ... by Saturday
  • Ben ... write a draft of the 2nd-quarter report newsletter ... by next call
  • Brandon, Shelley, and Ben ... observe, just notice ... for 10 minutes every day ... through next call

Next Service Logistics

10am Saturday July 9, 2011 ... Brandon Rotation: Brandon, Jerry?, Shelley, Ben Shelley will invite Jerry right now


  • Friday, September 23
  • Integrate with a Moving Planet bike-related event on Saturday

Seed Village

  • It's hard to live in your house while lifting it, due to cutting off electric, water etc.
    • Brandon is leaning away from this
  • Digging down adds less value and is much more expensive
  • Brandon likes:
    • Maybe buying a different house
      • For example, across the street
    • Renting the house next door
      • Have SolSeed rent it and share the cost of that plus the mortgage, and make money from subrenters?
      • Have Ben rent it and get subrenters on his own?
      • Contingency planning for if the owners kick us out?


  • Earth Day
  • Backyard cottage plans
  • Children's book (get your copy!)
  • Solstice
  • Stay tuned for Meetups, church surveys, Equinox

Daily Spiritual Practice

  • Meditate with unfocused awareness for 10 minutes


Religious Naturalism, PDX Style

  • Group was founded yesterday!
  • Book they like: The Sacred Depths of Nature by Ursula Goodenough


  • Shelley ... we had a positive mental attitude
  • Brandon ... enjoyed it ... I always like it when we actually work on things
  • Ben ... thought it was good ... nothing original to say
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