Re: [holistichelping] Re: Blogging Positively chat: Dec 3, 11am EST (4pm UK and Nigeria-5pm, Lithuania-6pm,Kenya-Uganda 7pm)
Thank you all for the great work. Count me in.
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--- On Thu, 11/26/09, Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...> wrote:
From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>
Subject: [holistichelping] Re: Blogging Positively chat: Dec 3, 11am EST (4pm UK and Nigeria-5pm, Lithuania-6pm,Kenya-Uganda 7pm)
To: "Janet Feldman" <kaippg@...>
Cc: "help group" <email@example.com>, "learningfromeachother" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Pamela McLean" <pam54321@...>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 1:42 AM
Janet, Yes! I look forward to joining you and all for the "blogging
postively" chat at http://www.worknets .org/chat/ on Dec 3, 11 am EST,
which is 4pm UK and Nigeria-5pm, Lithuania-6pm, Kenya-Uganda 7pm and
double check at http://www.timeandd ate.com/worldclo ck/ I look forward
also to dreaming with ActAlive. Let's crank up the networking engines!
Janet Feldman wrote:
> Hello Dear Andrius and All,
> Thanks so much for your enthusiastic reply, and I love the idea of collecting people's dreams, both as a general activity, and also with specific reference to people living with HIV/AIDS.
> This dovetails with an RV-GV conversation on collecting the stories of people living with HIV/AIDS, so that could be a discussion topic (ie a project to collect stories and dreams, linked to blogging). We might be able to get a grant for such an endeavor, from Knight or a related donor.
> I have always been a "dreamer"--in several senses of that word--and look forward to exploring that further, both my own dreams and with others who share theirs.
> I would be excited to consider a project on this subject in linkage with ActALIVE! In fact, you--as a member of ActALIVE--could propose such a project, and we could work on that together! We could use the ActALIVE website, and/or create one specifically for this purpose. Would you be interested (Andrius and others)?
> After WAD I will cycle back and respond to these wonderful ideas and possibilities in more detail (including my dreams related to the economy of dreams). In some ways this dovetails with the "culture" ruminations I would also like to contribute (sorry for the delay in doing so, but perhaps the more expansive framework will render them even more fantastical: )).
> I will be eager to make use of the chatroom for ongoing conversations on the BP project, and would be equally delighted to do some ActALIVE-focused chats. We could have chats on the ideas we've been sharing related to dreams!
> On the chat next week, I need to make it for a time that is best for me, which is 11am EST. Is that OK for you, Andrius, and could others join us? I would love to do a "blended" chat with Pam sometime (who is also an ActALIVE member, as is Fred, Zoneziwoh, Dennis, Wendi, Ken O, Rachel...and I hope Tom O will be soon too!), esp if there is an interest that she and John might have to focus on blogging to address HIV/AIDS.
> Pam, John, and anyone else, any feedback on this is gratefully welcomed! I would love Ricardo to attend this particular chat, and get more involved--if interested-- in these activities generally.
> I would also be esp delighted if Jeff, Mark, and Joy could join us!! Jeff and Joy are ActALIVE members, Joy has been a board member of ActALIVE, and Mark would be "simpatico", I think.
> It would be invaluable if Ricardo, Josephat, Zoneziwoh, and others could help translate the Blogging Positively Guide into local languages, and/or formats that could be widely used and disseminated.
> I wrote my version of the Guide in Word, but that was edited by David, myself, and a couple others, so I do not have the finished product in another format than PDF. However, David S. might, and what Sasha has just posted is also worth thinking about. Can a PDF be converted into an open-source doc fairly easily?
> I will close for now with the chat time definitely set for Dec 3 at 11am--unless there are major objections-- and I will start advertising that far and wide. Does all the info from previous chats remain the same? I can use the same text for time-conversion et al, if so.
> I will not do this now until late tomorrow night or Fri am, because of the holiday here, so if there are any last-minute considerations, please let me know. Otherwise will crank up those networking engines, and am sure another invaluable chat will be had by all!
> With greatest blessings and infinite appreciation, Janet
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>
>> Sent: Nov 25, 2009 2:52 AM
>> To: Janet Feldman <kaippg@earthlink. net>, help group <holistichelping@ yahoogroups. com>, learningfromeachoth er <learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com>, Pamela McLean <pam54321@googlemail .com>
>> Subject: Re: Blogging Positively: Possible Chat Next Week...Can We Use Worknets?
>> Hi Janet! Great to hear from you!
>> December 3 is Pamela's "First Thursday" and she has a chat on that day,
>> typically at 12.00 noon London time, 13.00 Nigerian time, 15.00 Kenyan
>> time and usually for one hour. She might be interested to merge hers
>> with yours. Or perhaps one chat might lead into the other. Otherwise,
>> you're free to choose a time. Thank you for using our chat room, it's a
>> great help towards building momentum for an all-purpose "help room".
>> I share our letters with Pamela's group Learning From Each Other and
>> your group Holistic Helping so we might plan. Ricardo, Josephat,
>> Zoneziwoh and I and others are interested in helping make available the
>> Blogging Positively Guide in "ebooks" in local languages. Do you have
>> the text and pictures in Microsoft Word or similar format so they can be
>> easily copied and pasted into a different format (it can be hard to
>> strip them from a PDF file)?
>> I'm looking for work for me and our lab. (Thank you for helping!) I
>> seem to be having the most success with art. In December, I will be
>> focusing on an unpaid art exhibit "May I dream?" at the Gedimino 9
>> shopping center in Vilnius, Lithuania on the fourth floor where there is
>> a co-working hub. The exhibit is part of UNESCO's human right month
>> activities. The space is great as there are more than 100 meters of
>> glass rails that can be viewed from lower floors as well, see:
>> http://www.flickr. com/photos/ 50525222@ N00/
>> And you can also see some sketches that I've made of my own dreams. I
>> will be collecting our dreams, helping us express them creatively and
>> integrating them.
>> I invite us all to dream, to write down our dreams-in-life (our goals,
>> wishes, aspirations) and express them in various forms. I will gladly
>> include them in this exhibit if they are in the Public Domain for all to
>> share and build on. This is important for our "economy of dreams" so
>> that we can understand each other and help each other profoundly without
>> always relying on money. This might also be a topic for "blogging
>> positively" because we can collect dreams from people around the world,
>> including those living with HIV/AIDS, and that's very relevant for human
>> rights month.
>> Andrius Kulikauskas
>> Minciu Sodas
>> http://www.ms. lt
>> +370 699 30003
>> Janet Feldman wrote:
>>> Hello Dear Andrius,
>>> Thanks so much for all of your wonderful work and postings, as usual,
>>> and please know that I am trying to follow as much as I can of the
>>> forum activities (HH and others). I'm hoping to be more present during
>>> the winter and spring, before all of the outdoor work starts again
>>> (and even then, there should not be as much to do as this year).
>>> I and we at RV-GV are trying to pull together some WAD activities,
>>> including a chat, and I was thinking abt Dec 3 as a possible time, or
>>> perhaps the 2nd or 4th as alternatives. I think most people will be
>>> busy for Dec 1 itself. One of the main topics would be the Blogging
>>> Positively Guide.
>>> I mentioned to Solana and David something abt the "translation"
>>> project that you, Ricardo, and others are doing, and thought that
>>> might be a possible discussion topic, ie asking people what formats
>>> would be useful for the Guide, and having you and others give feedback
>>> on that. Would that interest you?
>>> Would the Worknets chat space be available then? I hope so!
>>> I'll close for now with greatest thanks and appreciation, and look
>>> forward to hearing from you! Love and blessings, Janet
>>> ps I wrote to you privately because I'd like to save a public posting
>>> for when we have concrete details for the chat and other events.