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SLW! eNews #35 – Seattle Recharge

Posted on: August 5, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust back from ten days on the road to Seattle and back.

*PHOTO: Visiting Alpacas at Lone Ranch, near Medford, OR (from left) Grandniece Meya Hedrick, Gerald, Kimaree and Rita

As well as meeting Glen Gersmehl, Exec. Dir. of Lutheran Peace Fellowship, in Seattle, Rita and I were interviewed briefly by Christine Sine for her Godspace blog.

I interviewed Tom and Christine Sine and plan to issue that as a SLW! podcast in Sept.  I’ll publish the notes I took of our group discussion (Post #293) at Mustard Seed Associates as a blog soon, as I did with the notes from my speaking tours through 40+ states (including my first visit to MSA, post #168).

Tom is the author of the best-seller Mustard Seed Conspiracy. He gave me a copy of his recent The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time. +Tom’s blog. He also wrote a series of Advent/Christmas reflections for Alternatives. Christine wrote The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World (available in text or podcast).

Also on this trip I reconnected with one of my influential college instructors, Gerald Stolp, in Eugene, OR; we met several interesting couples through our home-stay clubs; and we taxied my grandniece Meya to visit her grandmother (my eldest sister) in Auburn, Calif.

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What’s NOW with SLW

  • Hiroshima Day – 8/6: Remembering the past for the sake of peace; Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes; Middlebury, Indiana, to Hiroshima, Japan; Remembering and hoping. ART = Spirit of Simplicity: 4-A548 – How to Fold a Paper Peace Crane; 4-A3505 – August 6, 1945 — When the clocks stopped – Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Thank the Rich
  • The Second Half of Tony and Shane Uncut has begun — Tony Campolo & Shane Claiborne’s complete dialog on simpler living and global justice, in eight parts. To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom of the Show Notes, or visit the Episode Index. NOTE: You can listen to each episode as it is released the 1st and 15th of the month, May-Aug. Or listen to several or all episodes at Preview/Back-up. The topics are different for each episode.
  • Jerry’s Excellent Adventure in Social Media complete. READ MORE
  • The response to my blog “Why Are Danes So Happy?” has been AMAZING. Thank you! The responses to my blogs and podcasts are collected HERE.
  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – August
  • Check out a few of these thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.

What’s Coming

  • Tony and Shane Uncut Finale — Tony Campolo & Shane Claiborne’s complete dialog on simpler living and global justice, in eight parts.

What’s Happened

What Others Are Doing

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