January 2, 2011: Online Work Bee

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  • Check In ... New Years Resolution
  • Review WWWs
  • Review Calls
  • Disney
  • Seed 2011
  • Seed Village
  • OnePagePlan

Check In

  • Shelley ... I want to be less busy ... more unstructured, unscheduled time ... when I create a clearing there are payoffs including decreased stress ... going to bear that in mind as I sign myself up for huge commitments (ex. feeding 12 adults Feb 5-7)
  • Brandon ... I want to be more disciplined, focused, and ahead of the game ... feel pretty good about the house cleanup Shelley's parents did today
  • Ben ... laptop screen just broke :-( ... I will no doubt be spending a lot of time with tech support sometime soon
  • Petra ... might be getting better ... appropriate poop and sans diarrhea
  • Sequoia ... cute rolling pin for Christmas ... really nice day ... teething going better ... can say 3-5 words ... ASL signing for daddy and asking for music, about 20 others

WWWs from last time

  • Ben ... expand the newsletter, add pictures, and send it off ... by Friday
  • Ben ... work on core values/beliefs ... by next call
  • Shelley ... do invitation for Jan 15 ... by tonight
  • Shelley and Brandon ... do invitation for Feb 4, 5, 6 ... tonight
  • Brandon ... Send out SpaceWiki emails ... by Friday
  • Brandon ... email all "members by declaration" and invite them to participate ... by Monday (almost ready to send)

Review Work Bee call format

  • Shelley: My favorite thing is I can fold the laundry during the calls
  • Brandon: We spend a lot of time shallowly touching a whole bunch of things
    • Shelley: I like it because otherwise it's painful ... we go deep when it's appropriate
    • Brandon: If we only spend a few minutes on each thing, it's not really a work bee
    • Shelley: What if we had the first call of the month set the agenda for the others, and have that be the only shallow one?
    • Brandon: Shoot for half the call actually working on a project
    • Ben: I think a lot of our projects need frequent checkins to keep them on track
    • Shelley: Maybe we should lengthen every other call by half and hour
      • Ben: I think when it's not too late at night I wouldn't mind extending it (when it feels like we've missed important agenda items or rushed through things)
  • Ben: no specific suggestions other than the usual: it would be nice if there were more people participating
  • Try out 90-minute call next week


  • Ben can tell them that he will take the ShareFile down but would still like to hear an answer
  • Brandon could host the file on AWS for $1 a month
  • Replacement song: Could give Lori the ideas for lyrics that Ben sketched out, or just give her the video
    • She wants rights to any music so she would get a share of the money if the song ever makes money

Seed 2011

  • We want kidlike energy
  • We don't have 12 real SolSeed Members who are interested in all the overlapping areas
    • Feedback from those who aren't into space will help us communicate better
  • Say "We're going to be talking about space (among other things), but we're not going to assume that you're in to space"
    • Don't worry, we're not going to assume that you are committed to space
    • You can observe the services with the SolSeed Creed
      • Make sure to spell out what the Creed means?
      • Or leave the Creed out of those services?
      • Readers' Theater with questioning?
  • Seed 2011 will be our main emphasis for the next few Work Bee calls
    • Brandon: Also make it the emphasis for the whole quarter

Seed Village

  • Laura, an intern at Cloacina, will be living there for a month
    • We explained to her that it's a "trial run for living in community"
  • Jason Swift is still working on the Alaska project, out of town January 8th-18th


2011 1 Year Goals (draft)

  • Village: Start construction on a backyard cottage
  • Outreach: Two more contributing members
  • Media: Finish the two books and maintain SpaceWiki
  • Spiritual practice: Maintain the spiritual practice (weekly service calls, in-person solstice and equinox events)
  • Service: $10,000 or 200 hour contribution (or some combination) to a service project that brings life

Note: Village, Media, and Service can all contribute toward Outreach as a general goal

2011 1st Quarter Goals, due 3/31/2011 (draft)

  • Seed 2011
    • Yellow: The event occurs on February 5-7
    • Green: Everyone who attends feels positively toward SolSeed when they leave
    • Super Green: Somebody "levels up"
  • Children's book
    • Yellow: Another test copy
    • Green: Publish it
    • Super Green: Distribute it to 20 people


  • Shelley ... invite her dad for the service call ... by tonight
  • Shelley ... check responses to the Seed 2011 invitation ... by tonight
  • Ben ... email Disney about the ShareFile etc ... by tomorrow
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