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November 2019

November 22, 2019 ~ no specific topic ~ energy wk contacts

There were 7 of us present today. In Leftovers, we accepted Irma's emailed offer to facilitate our next discussion on The Consumer Reports issue on Supplements. We have no specific topic today so I brought up December dates, first. We voted to meet on the 13th, and NOT to Meet on the 27th of December. Mel suggested variations on the subject of loss as we age: of people and abilities... Read more →


The Cure for Toxic Positivity

The Cure for Toxic Positivity is an article by Rebecca Renner, a journalist and fiction writer who's bylines include the Washington Post, Paris Review, and Tin House. I've wondered if I am just naturally contrary partly because my mind leaps to "evaluate" words, sentences & thoughts for their energy content. And because I had not seen/heard anyone talking about too much positivity. This article, then, was encouraging. Many commenters felt... Read more →


Another First

Another First I see it as your foot skips over, its tail whisks and snaps as it rushes into the safety of the brush. It’s our second walk in the forest this week he and I. Happiness pours into my soul knowing he wants to spend more time with me! "Stop!" I say a little too hurriedly, excited about our find, never really knowing when a sighting will take place.... Read more →


November 8, 2019 ~ Book Discussion: "...And a Time to Die

In old business, LB suggested that we call this section "Leftovers". We liked that, so now we have No old business; only Leftovers. There were 8 of us present today. Most of us have now seen the email from NH, who has withdrawn from our group. I will miss her presence and her energy in this group. In Leftovers, we decided to table any conversation about adding new members for... Read more →


October 25, 2019 ~ Identity Politics

There were 5 of us here today. I took NO notes, so this "minutes" article will be extremely short! We agreed that labels can sometimes be helpful in making generalizations, or in our earlier years as we were learning about who we are and finding our tribes. And we agreed that more often than not, all these labels and all this "political correctness" separats us and increass the divide between... Read more →