|Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: PattyMara (PattyMaraaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 10:09:19 -0700 (MST)|
Dear List, Three requests have been sent to me from the list for the article I mentioned from Communities Magazine. I have only a xerox copy of the one page article with no indication on the date or issue of the magazine. Perhaps someone on this list is in contact or works with Communities mag and can get a better reference. The title is "Our Communities 'Ode' of Respects and Responsibilities" by Jan Bulman from Community Alternatives Society in British Columbia. I have only the hard copy, but will be happy to snail mail copies to anyone who sends me their addresses. By the way, I brought up our own stalled discussion about Tierra Nueva's proposed "R & R's" as an agenda item at our business meeting last night. We've had them floating around since August of 1999, and for six weeks or so they were written on posters and up on the walls around the dining room to stimulate feedback and conversation. The moms' committee translated the language into kidspeak and created a marvelous document which the adults swiftly consensed. But. Smile. When I suggested we create a similar document of guiding principles for behavior for the adults there was resistence. A few of us have committed to continue to hone the language (to sound less like the Ten Commandments, as one member described it) and it may mean overhauling our 10 year old vision statement. One member's comment really made deep sense to me...he suggested that the document itself, the end product, is not really the most important thing...rather, the process by which it is created is the nourishing nugget. The journey getting there, in other words, is what will build community bonds and thus influences how we behave around one another. So the saga continues. coheartedly, PattyMara Gourley Tierra Nueva, central CA coast, where we had a new year's casino party in the common house called Nueva Millennia or Y2Kasino. Great fun, but we only had small hand drums. I loved Marty's story about TAW's taiko drumming, and the chocolate cake and champagne at 3 am. And best of all, the short walk home to bed. We had a lefteovers brunch, made by the clean-up crew, and someone brought in the sunday paper, which we passed around and read together. I thought about you Marty, and your sunday paper vision.
Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities PattyMara, January 21 2000
- Re: Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities Unnat, January 21 2000
- Re: Was Looking Glass...now, Respects and Responsibilities Berrins, January 21 2000
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