June 8, 2014: Online Work Bee

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Contents

Agenda

  • Good News/Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Weekly Events Logistics
  • Review Agenda
  • Fifth liturgical season
  • SolSeed Video - How to use it
  • Kindred 2015 venues
  • Evaluation

Items for Thursday

Items for Sol 2014

  • Name for the fifth season

Gratinews

  • Eric … I’m grateful for the video that my friend Ben created
  • Ben … I’m grateful that despite all of the stuff on my plate, no one is forcing me to not relax.

WWWs from last time

  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … do the exercise about what we want to get out of the Sol2014 specifically with Patrick .. by Sunday
  • Eric … redraft the Empathy Orientation Email … by Sunday
  • Eric … Call TekSavvy … by Sunday (did look up internet service plans on their website)
  • Brandon ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Brandon ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Brandon … check on whether we can get tee-shirts in time … by next week
  • Brandon … test bamboo for the fire dance … by next week
  • Brandon … send the welcome packet/orientation … by next week
  • Ben ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Ben ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Ben ... finish a draft of the animation for the 30-second video ... by this weekend
  • Ben … contact my sister about schedule … by this weekend

WWWs

  • Eric ... follow your topical community protocol for this week ... ongoing
  • Eric ... meditate and keep track of which days ... ongoing
  • Eric … do the exercise about what we want to get out of the Sol2014 specifically with Patrick .. by Thursday
  • Eric … redraft the Empathy Orientation Email … by Sunday
  • Eric … redraft the Humanisitic Pagan Post on Practice… by Sunday
  • Eric … Call TekSavvy … by today (did look up internet service plans on their website)
  • 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 … contact my sister about schedule … by today
  • Ben … read up on what would be involved in setting up a YouTube video ad campaign … by Thursday

Weekly Events Logistics

Service rotation: Eric, Shelley, Brandon, Ben

  • June 12 Work-Bee: 1:30 pm PDT (16:30 EDT)
  • June 14 Service: 9:00 am PDT (12:00 EDT) (Brandon)(Sixth week of the Diversitas)
  • June 15 Work-Bee: 18:30 PDT (21:30 EDT)

Fifth season

Ritual

Instinct ... still ... instinct ...
And then ... <gasp> ... a spark!
Amidst the growing diversity of SolSeed,
a new attribute emerges,

(hold a picture of a plant on cardboard (or other representation of a plant(s)) in front of your face and then rise up from behind it and look around expressing surprise, awe and/or curiosity)

In the lush green forests, minds are born. And for every mind ... there is a story!

(open a book motion)

So many stories...
Our stories begin with warm blood, endothermy,
The constancy that lets delicate brain cells flower!

(use prayer hands to hold a flower to your forehead)

Next comes society, groups living together.
Both a shaper of behaviour
and the environment in which behaviour can be taught.

(Everyone hold hands. If there is a connection via Skype then each person or group can reach toward the screen (one person from each end of the chain for groups) and imagine taking the hands of the other people on Skype.)

Then comes tool use!
The sharp teeth and claws we needn't grow.
The hands with which we reach for the stars!

(Make the sign-language sign for rocket ship, then raise your arm high, keeping your fingers pointed up. As your hand reaches zenith open it and change it to a grasping motion)

(Everyone say these words together)

Finally, humans begin to speak!
Turning knowledge into a shareable resource,
freely available to all learning children.
Warm blood. Society. Tools. Speech.
From instinct ... a spark!

Name

  • Eric: Because Shelley doesn’t come to the meetings, I want to defend her preference
  • Ben: Suggested that we wait to Sol 2014 to decide on the name.

The Seed video

  • Ben: It was intended as an ad for SolSeed
    • Should we add a call to action?
    • Eric: Change the word “SolSeed” to “SolSeed.org”
    • Eric: Put “SolSeed.org” at the beginning as well, so people who skip ads will still see it
  • Can we publish it as an ad to be played before relevant YouTube videos?
    • It would be based on AdWords just like other Google ads
    • There are several ways to pay
      • We only pay for the “impression” if someone watches past the skip button
      • We could also do “cost per acquisition”

Kindred 2015

Venues

  • Brandon probably mainly likes Camp Namanu for its kid-friendliness, and maybe because they can provide food

We got onto a tangent about a potential co-convener, the Beaverton-based Center for Philosophical Naturalism

  • It’s not clear whether they’d be into the same kinds of quasi-pagan spiritual practice we like

Evaluation

  • Eric … didn’t feel terribly productive, but still good to meet with my SolSeed brother
  • Ben … Um well I thought it was relaxing. It’s nice that we don’t have panic about some last minute thing about the event that is coming up, even though it is coming right up.
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