Please feel free to come to a meeting of like-minded folks at 7 pm on Friday evening (2/21) to figure out the best way to move forward with an ongoing support group in which we hope to
- weave community connections
- help each other create practical resilience in our personal lives as well as in our neighborhoods, and
- have more fun without electronics!
We’ll start by sharing things to eat, and get to know one another. People who live in Albany west of San Pablo Avenue are particularly warmly invited, but if you come from further away we’d love you to join us anyway, with the idea that at some point you’ll be inspired to start something similar in your own neighborhood.
In February, Marilyn Sterling will lead a fun variation on the Gift Circle regarding the gifts of service we can offer each other.
As always we start with delicious food and company, so bring a dish or drink and come on over to enjoy conversation and inspiration from others who value living more lightly on the earth. The Gift Circle begins around 7:30 pm. $5 helps pay for the venue…
The church provides plates, utensils and even a (rather old and funky) oven for warming things, as well as a gas stove.
In March we have a special treat led by Loni Gray: The Dream Pond. Please go here to read what you need to do to prepare for it. The more people who come in March the more powerful the exercise, so please tell your friends and join us.
New to our Dream Catcher Project?
We sometimes dismiss the things that are most special to us personally as less important, as we go about the “busy-ness” of our lives. But please do not make light of your dreams! What you do for yourself amplifies into an energy that fills our community. In the big picture, we all need each other to be doing the thing that most lights our fire. So do this simply because YOU deserve the gift. Here are the instructions to prepare for tonight – START NOW! (more…)
EBMUD tells us our household of three used 33 gallons a day last period. I understand that’s less than normal so I’m going to share how we manage it. Please comment with your own water-saving tricks.
When we run the shower, we put in the bathplug to collect every drop, then scoop it into a 5-gallon bucket from which we flush the toilet. (If we had a shower stall, we would get a tub to stand in to catch most of the water) And what used to be a daily routine has now become a luxury, as we now shower briefly only about twice or three times a week, or when we “need” it. Leonard uses about 2 gallons for his showers. I’m closer to 5. Then four times a year we might take a bath and let all the water wash through the sewer – aaahhhh! (more…)