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Re: [holistichelping] Andrius: Love to Meet in January!!//more input into your vision soon/Theater-Related Flashcards

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  • ACTWID KONGADZEM
    Dear Janet and all, Thanks for your emails which we have all read. We look forward to reading more emails from you as you have said in a more regular and
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 5, 2009
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      Dear Janet and all,
      Thanks for your emails which we have all read. We look
      forward to reading more emails from you as you have
      said in a more regular and formal way.
      Best Regards from all of us led by Wendi.
      --- Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:

      > Dear Andrius and All,
      >
      > Hello and thanks for this inspiration posting! Also
      > to all who have posted
      > recently, such as Wendi and Graham, Sam and Peter,
      > Ken and Pam, Franz and
      > Jeff, Edward and Benoit, Fred and Cathy, Rachel and
      > Sasha!
      >
      > This is a too-quick acknowledgement to say that I
      > would love to see you--and
      > hopefully Meadowlea/Barbara--in January!! I will
      > keep that time open, and
      > we can see how to make that happen. If a visit
      > doesn't work out, definitely
      > a call.
      >
      > I will hope to post more soon in response to some of
      > the mails, and in
      > particular for Wendi, other AK members, and I to
      > start writing in a more
      > regular and formal way.
      >
      > On the flashcards idea that you have discussed with
      > Fred and Dennis--linking
      > their development to theater--this is a brilliant
      > concept and one I would
      > like to explore further in both HH and ActALIVE. I
      > hope to discuss this in
      > the forums and also with you in a visit or call.
      >
      > With Happiest New Year wishes to everyone, and to a
      > peaceful, productive,
      > passionate, and persuasional 2009! Love and
      > blessings, Janet
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Andrius Kulikauskas" <ms@...>
      > To: <holistichelping@yahoogroups.com>;
      > <globalvillages@yahoogroups.com>
      > Cc: <netbrotherhood@yahoogroups.com>;
      > <minciu_sodas_EN@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 3:23 PM
      > Subject: [holistichelping] WorkNets meeting in
      > London, March 26-27
      >
      >
      > > Greetings from Bosnia! I just came back from
      > Sombor, Serbia where I
      > > visited Sasha Mrkailo and his family and greeted
      > the New Year. This week
      > > I give and grade algebra finals.
      > >
      > > Then I fly to Boston where I arrive Sunday,
      > January 11, early evening and
      > > meet up with Edward Cherlin of Earth Treasury
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/earthtreasury/
      > We're attending the One
      > > Laptop Per Child's XO Camp 2 miniconference,
      > January 12-16.
      > > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XOCamp_2 Edward leads
      > an endeavor to create
      > > open source electronic textbooks. I've agreed to
      > create mathematics
      > > learning materials in the Public Domain. Edward
      > and I and others will
      > > look for funding and business opportunity. This
      > will be a priority for me
      > > for the next few months, whether or not I teach
      > here in Bosnia next
      > > semester (and it's still not clear). I will be
      > writing up a set of
      > > "classic math problems" and consider how they
      > build on each other, much
      > > like architect Christopher Alexander's pattern
      > languages. I encourage us
      > > to join our efforts. I look forward to staying
      > with Barbara Horst and, if
      > > possible, visit Janet Feldman. I would like to
      > visit Wolfram Science.
      > > Education will be a key theme for our network this
      > year.
      > >
      > > Janet Feldman, Franz Nahrada, Jeff Buderer, Benoit
      > Couture and others have
      > > brought up another key theme that we've grown to
      > take up. That's the idea
      > > of "we", what does that mean? and how does that
      > work? I look forward to
      > > our new ideas. My own aspirations are:
      > > * to lead Minciu Sodas http://www.ms.lt as founder
      > and owner as a haven
      > > for independent thinkers where all are invited to
      > work openly on their
      > > projects in the Public Domain, share and give free
      > services, and come
      > > together for work for pay. Minciu Sodas should be
      > large enough for me to
      > > make a living and support my projects. Perhaps a
      > few hundred active
      > > members is enough. I'm interested that all at
      > Minciu Sodas participate at
      > > their fullest, but I want to downplay any sense of
      > "we" and instead by
      > > sensitive to what our individual interests truly
      > are. I would like to work
      > > together with many more such laboratories which
      > have their own
      > > founders/owners.
      > > * to organize WorkNets http://www.worknets.org as
      > a culture of independent
      > > thinkers, perhaps 100,000 active and 1,000,000
      > supportive, enough to take
      > > up every issue in life; to nurture creativity that
      > encourages people to
      > > care for each other, fall in love and raise
      > children; to have a strong
      > > economy, self-learning program, technology base,
      > festival calendar; to
      > > reach out to all; to intervene for those who ask
      > for help; to govern
      > > ourselves as relevant; to engage and enjoy God. I
      > aspire that WorkNets be
      > > what Jesus calls the Kingdom of Heaven and that it
      > merge constructively
      > > with all other such networks.
      > >
      > > I'm very interested how to define the WorkNets
      > culture as the minimal
      > > expectations for including all people, inasmuch as
      > they are self-directed.
      > > Pamela McLean and I recently spoke by phone, which
      > I found very helfpul,
      > > because she's very sensitive to when I'm speaking
      > what I myself think and
      > > when I'm implying that we all accept some value.
      > My thought is to author
      > > a WorkNets charter with the expectations for
      > participants, starting with
      > > the basic rules and ideas. This charter might be
      > updated as we go on. I
      > > think a simple way to accept this charter would be
      > to put up at one's
      > > website a banner or widget with our feeds (Meet
      > with us! Shop with us!
      > > Network with us! Chat with us!) I look forward to
      > our thoughts and our
      > > alternatives. A related theme for me this year
      > will be making our
      > > websites cohesive so that we can access and
      > contribute content in
      > > productive ways.
      > >
      > > We have almost 4,000 euros in travel money to
      > attend the COMMUNIA meeting
      > > on March 26-27, 2009, in London, hosted by the
      > Open Knowledge Foundation
      > > on the topic "Accessing, Using and Reusing Public
      > Sector Content and
      > > Data" which very much relates to open source
      > textbooks. The COMMUNIA
      > > meetings are becoming more work-oriented and can
      > include additional topics
      > > we bring up. Also, they are an opportunity for us
      > to come together as we
      > > did last March in Vilnius.
      > >
      > > Natural topics for London include:
      > > * Public Domain textbooks, especially in
      > mathematics. I will be able to
      > > share my results.
      > > * Open source hardware. Graham Knight of DIY
      > Solar is in the UK, and we
      > > could fly in Peter Ongele and Samwel Kongere, for
      > example.
      > > * Public Domain fashion. I have given Sasha
      > Mrkailo $260 of which $60 is
      > > for sending the Pyramid of Peace videos to Rachel
      > and Kennedy and me, and
      > > $200 is for 2 months work at $100 to develop
      > business opportunities for
      > > our lab, small and large. In particular, I
      > encouraged him to support his
      > > wife Zdenka's talent in fashion design. We met in
      > Sombor at Cafe des Arts
      > > with Ana Ilic Lagundzin, an experienced fashion
      > designer and creative
      > > organizer. They were all very interest in Public
      > Domain fashion which
      > > would invite all people to use, share, modify,
      > copy African textiles, to
      > > use and change designs and patterns that Ana and
      > Zdenka will make, and
      > > also to be interested in the people who create
      > these works and learn their
      > > stories. I even suggested "high fashion sanitary
      > pads" made in Africa as
      > > a business opportunity. Fashion may be perfect
      > for showing the value of
      >
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