July 28, 2013: Online Work Bee

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Contents

Agenda

  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Review Agenda
  • Weekly Events Logistics
  • Opening words for the service
  • Ad experiments/Greenhouses
  • Evaluation

Check In

  • Eric ... groggy and lethargic ... whole weekend catching up on finance work ... nearly caught up, so that makes me feel good
  • Brandon ... I just got a few little tasks done like hanging blinds, toothbrush holders while taking care of boys so I feel like a superhero, I'm also frustrated because he has things to do that he is not getting done, my coffee was really yummy this morning


WWWs from last time

  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... gather Sol 2013 expenses, contribution rate and balance and send them to Eric ... by next call
  • Brandon ... think about symbolic actions to go with the 7th-season opening words
  • Brandon ... ask Mark Nilsson if we can release the video under Creative Commons (ShareAlike, Attribution, Non-Commercial) ... by next call
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... send out the summer newsletter ... tonight
  • Ben ... gather Sol 2013 expenses, contribution rate and balance and send them to Eric ... by next call
  • Ben ... send out any revised schedule info ... Tuesday evening
  • Ben ... read Eric's suggestions for the opening words ... by next call
  • Ben ... think about symbolic actions to go with the 7th-season opening words
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric ... gather Sol 2013 expenses, contribution rate and balance ... by next call
  • Eric ... think about symbolic actions to go with the 7th-season opening words
  • Eric ... write the text of the ad for the Carl Sagan experiment ... by tomorrow


WWWs

  • 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
  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing


Weekly Events Logistics

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben

  • August 3 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Ben) ... eric out
  • August 4 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT 14:30 EDT ... eric out
  • August 10 Service: cancelled ... eric and sanders out
  • August 11 Work-Bee: cancelled ... eric and sanders out
  • August 17 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Shelley)
  • August 18 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT 14:30 EDT
  • August 24 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Eric) ... sanders out
  • August 25 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT 14:30 EDT ... sanders out
  • August 31 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Brandon)
  • September 1 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT 14:30 EDT
  • October 20 Seeing Nature Readings and Practices (Ottawa): 13:00 EST

Opening words for the service

We are currently working on the seventh liturgical season

barren worlds... barren worlds
[place two flat plaster craters on table]
people, our members...
[place two model astronauts on the craters]
practices, both...
[move the two models together]
trees...
[place a model tree or a plant grown from a seed planted in the first season near the astronauts]


Eric's draft

The seventh liturgical season runs from the fall equinox to mid fall (aproximately November 2nd). It covers the near future, through the SolSeed movement's struggle to achieve the Destiny. What are the advances of this period? People. Practice. Dyson Trees. Space Colonies.

<Each person begins with a cup of water>

Barren worlds ... everywhere ... barren worlds ...
But here ... <gasp> ... Earth! <-- light earth candle

Cities! Farms! Forests! Seas! 
A living world poised to flower and spread.
A living world supporting a beautiful civilization
A living world, bursting with possibility.

Our story begins with the people, our members ...
We who answer the call! <-- Each person pours their water into a common bowl

As we practice together, a movement forms,
Binding our lives,
Reminding our elephants,
Aligning our words and actions
With our highest aspirations. Each person dips their finger into the common bowl of water and then touches it to their mouth and oposite hand.

We bring the new trees!
The new trees diversify SolSeed,
The new trees colonize barren worlds. < -- third action (lay a floatable tree seed (e.g. individual maple key or pine seed (not whole cone) on the surface of the water)

And ... we grow new homes!
Bringing barren worlds to life,
Colonies of communion for all spacefaring creatures. < -- light second candle the first week and one more each week through the season.

People. Practice. Trees. Colonies.

From barren worlds ... <gasp> ... a family of living worlds.

Ad experiments/Greenhouses

Eric ... if we do Greenhouses, we need to do it to the exclusion of anything else (we wouldn't have energy for developing practices, bringing in more people, etc.) ... the greenhouses are long cycle, and if we do the short cycle thing (bringing in more people) then we can afford to do the long cycle Greenhouse thing (possibly by hiring scientists ... there are many options with more people)

Eric ... we should be kind to ourselves, and although we are excited about the greenhouses we should put them on hold until we have the people and energy and money to do it

Brandon ... can be human labor efficient (current agriculture) or can be space and resources efficient (opposite end of the spectrum from current agriculture)

Eric ... we're close to being ready for a one page plan again, and it should say ... we're not doing greenhouses until we have critical mass (we are building critical mass right now) ... but we will be doing them next!

Evaluation

Eric ... I am pumped about those words, it was so fun working with YOU on them!

Brandon ... I am pumped about those words, It was so fun working with YOU on them!

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