2011.10.30 19:00 - Tracking, Gathering and Mulling

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Paradise Tennant: hiya luci :)) gtsy
    Paradise Tennant: lol did that exact same sit coming in tonite :) cushions must be sleepy
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya cal :)
    Paradise Tennant: how are you :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci says hi and please excuse...must put a few dishes in the dishwasher for the moment as well
    Paradise Tennant: okies .. going to make a pot of tea ;)
    Lucinda Lavender: am right here just doing two things
    Paradise Tennant: ahh ok
    Calvino Rabeni: :) same here
    Paradise Tennant: smiles cal how is mitzi doing .. I miss her.. so sparky :)
    Calvino Rabeni: well I'm sure
    Calvino Rabeni: feisty and outspoken
    Calvino Rabeni: her dad was a maverick philosopher
    Paradise Tennant: hiya boxy gtsy !

    Alfred Kelberry: luci :)
    Lucinda Lavender: hi boxy
    Lucinda Lavender: we made more cider today and there are some dishes to do from lunch...
    Calvino Rabeni: what's up Boxy?
    Lucinda Lavender: 6 gallons
    Paradise Tennant: hmm homemade cider :)
    Alfred Kelberry: um, just hanging out
    Alfred Kelberry: it's nice to see our paris lady para :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at boxy and scratches his ears :)
    Alfred Kelberry: heh
    Lucinda Lavender: back now
    Calvino Rabeni: paris?
    Lucinda Lavender: How are you Cal?
    Paradise Tennant: did a really quick trip to paris .. to see some old friends ..last minute but fun :)
    Lucinda Lavender: nice...
    Calvino Rabeni: I spent some time tracking city bears
    Lucinda Lavender: !!
    Calvino Rabeni: they are chowing down for the winter
    Lucinda Lavender: does that mean bears in the city?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: wow
    Paradise Tennant: where are you cal htat it has city bears ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Ashland Oregon
    Lucinda Lavender: did you see them?
    Calvino Rabeni: I wonder where they hibernate.  There are a few old mine tunnels nearby.
    Alfred Kelberry: para, i think last minute is most rewarding :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes have not had a holiday yet this year and been working lots of hours ..
    Paradise Tennant: so it was good timing spent a week in paris and 2 two days in bussieres a little little farming villate
    Alfred Kelberry: aww, busy bee
    Lucinda Lavender: did you eat special things?
    Paradise Tennant: where my friend's husband is a country doctor he gets up a 2 am and does house calls her kitchen is the villlage cafe ..there are no stores only a church and lots of cows
    Lucinda Lavender: wow! great
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes we did
    Calvino Rabeni: nice world
    Alfred Kelberry: oh my
    Alfred Kelberry: so cute
    Alfred Kelberry: para, where are the pics?! :)
    Alfred Kelberry: pics of cows please! :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes .. interesting world . the ladies of hte village get together thursday nites to dance exercise ..we did old country dances on an old stone floor that has had the steps beaten in over generations :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles ooo still in my blackberry have not downloaded them will try to post a few ..
    Alfred Kelberry: aww, that is so nicely quaint, para!
    Lucinda Lavender: would love to see...but no pressure
    Paradise Tennant: happy happy cows there
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, no pressure
    Paradise Tennant: great cheese
    Lucinda Lavender: cal did you see the bears?
    Alfred Kelberry: *thinks grr where are the pics already&!*
    Calvino Rabeni: no only their tracks
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: soft cheesesah
    Calvino Rabeni: grrrr :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .bears in the city ..
    Lucinda Lavender: good bread?
    Alfred Kelberry: wait, where did you travel, cal?
    Paradise Tennant: in yellowknife ..they have polar bears
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci's eyebrows go up at polar bears!
    Paradise Tennant: that come into town .. one got shot helping himself to freshly baked blue berry muffins in a kitchen seemed so sad to me
    Lucinda Lavender: awww!
    Lucinda Lavender: so sad
    Paradise Tennant: scoffing baked goods should not be a capital offense ..
    Alfred Kelberry: oh, cal, this is so cool! the wilderness!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Alfred Kelberry: hi berty :)
    Bertrum Resident: hi everyone
    Alfred Kelberry: record low temp is −51.2 c! brr :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya bertrum ..
    Paradise Tennant: wait cal where are you that there are bears ?

    Calvino Rabeni: southern oregon
    Alfred Kelberry: neat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wildcat_Cafe_Yellowknife_Northwest_Territories_Canada_01A.jpg
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Bertrum
    Bertrum Resident: Hi Lucinda
    Paradise Tennant: ahh nice :) we have little black bears up in .. lake of bays near algonquin park if you leave out pies ..they will come up on the porch and steal them it seems they have a great nose for baking
    Calvino Rabeni: the ones around here eat apples and berries mostly
    Paradise Tennant: see them alot canoeing too .. had one come into our camp onces
    Lucinda Lavender: brave campers
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .. only because there is not pastry :)
    Calvino Rabeni: they like picnic baskets too
    Bertrum Resident: Are these brown or black bears?
    Calvino Rabeni: black
    Paradise Tennant: little ones ?
    Calvino Rabeni: like that one whose pics circulated on the list, raiding a bird feeder
    Calvino Rabeni: no they are big enough to carry a deer up a tree
    Calvino Rabeni: strongggg
    Lucinda Lavender: a wild land...
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: like people, 90% of their strength is held in reserve
    Paradise Tennant: thy have a great sense of smell and can run surprising fast
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci is hearing about a python that ate a deer too
    Lucinda Lavender: amazing what an animal can ingest
    Paradise Tennant: a bit smelly bears if you get close to htem ..
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: hmmm
    Lucinda Lavender: imagine so
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Dash
    Calvino Rabeni: Sometimes people are pests though and get into the bear's bed. They might think the same thing about a wandering human
    Dash Earthboy: hey y'all
    Calvino Rabeni: hey :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya dash :)
    Bertrum Resident: Hi Dash.
    Dash Earthboy: heard something about ppl climbing into bear's bed?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, after sampling the porridge
    Lucinda Lavender: I have just now managed to get you all into the picture I see here
    Dash Earthboy: i think i saw that movie :)
    Calvino Rabeni: the first bed was too hard, the second too soft, but the third ...
    Lucinda Lavender: just right?
    Paradise Tennant: was just right :) lol
    Calvino Rabeni: that's it !
    Lucinda Lavender: welcome steve
    Lucinda Lavender: steve seems a little cloud in the fountain to me
    Paradise Tennant: hya stev
    Lucinda Lavender: just the view I have
    Bertrum Resident: hi Steve
    Calvino Rabeni: Stevenaia
    Dash Earthboy: reminds me of the fog this morning :)

    Lucinda Lavender: would love to send you all a picture of something but everytime I upload I get kicked off
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi on phone tonight
    Dash Earthboy: hey stev
    stevenaia Michinaga: very laggy
    Lucinda Lavender: you are poised above the pool:)
    Lucinda Lavender: glowing sort of
    Paradise Tennant: did you have a topic in mind for tonite cal ?
    Calvino Rabeni: hmmmmaybe we can put one together out of pieces?
    stevenaia Michinaga: second night of power outage :(
    Lucinda Lavender: sorry bout that...
    Dash Earthboy: i feel ya stev
    stevenaia Michinaga: pab by candel light
    Dash Earthboy: good to have candles :)
    Dash Earthboy: get a little heat that way too :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and hands you a glass of wine somehow candles and wine always go together ;)
    Calvino Rabeni: tomorrow's halloween, and so there's a rush at the groceries today, with lots of push and tension
    Calvino Rabeni: a friend says, it's as dangerous there as on the streets of Bangkok
    Calvino Rabeni: though I think that a poetic expression of the feeling
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles cheers
    Dash Earthboy: had some come to the door tonight for donations of canned goods for a food bank :0
    Calvino Rabeni: There will be a costume parade tomorrow
    Calvino Rabeni: and there are a few stalwarts of the "occupy x" movement about
    Paradise Tennant: smiles very impressed with it .. our occupy toronto group is only a couple of blocks from me ... very orderly very peaceful very musical
    Calvino Rabeni: nods
    Alfred Kelberry: stev! :)
    Alfred Kelberry: and dash :)
    Dash Earthboy: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: all white and beautiful :)
    Calvino Rabeni: there is a "take your money and run" movement with Nov 5 as the big day
    Calvino Rabeni: Have you heard of it?
    Paradise Tennant: lol no
    Alfred Kelberry: para, what street are they on?
    Dash Earthboy: not till now
    Lucinda Lavender: no...what does that mean?
    Alfred Kelberry: cal?
    stevenaia Michinaga: almost boxy
    Calvino Rabeni: They mean, put your money in local institutions, not mega-banks
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    Calvino Rabeni: The money then becomes a better civic citizen
    Paradise Tennant: they have a campsite at the st james church which is on king street and church st
    Alfred Kelberry: nice idea
    Paradise Tennant: kichen set up lots of little tents .. band platform
    Alfred Kelberry: but implementation will suck i'm afraid
    Calvino Rabeni: will suck?
    Alfred Kelberry: let's put it this way: it won't work
    Calvino Rabeni: work how?  It's pretty easy to move my little bits of money into a local credit union ... and I'll save by doing it
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, you and a couple of others
    Dash Earthboy: likes his credit union :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I wonder how attitude change happens ... the labor movement was successful for a long time, and made a difference, but it must have seemed at the time that "this will NEVER work"
    Paradise Tennant: it takes us to faith ..
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes
    Paradise Tennant: our beliefs create what works what does not work
    Calvino Rabeni: or people say ..."what good will little old me be able to do?"
    Calvino Rabeni: not just individual beliefs, but when it goes aggregate
    Calvino Rabeni: then there's a big shift
    Lucinda Lavender: many little me's together tho?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes :)
    Dash Earthboy: united we stand
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes possibly, after some magic happens ?
    Dash Earthboy: but a house divided...
    Calvino Rabeni: There are a lot of "in the middle" positions

    Lucinda Lavender: http://www.appalachian.org/
    Lucinda Lavender: Sharing the website of the group taking possesion for the land where my son lives...
    Lucinda Lavender: they are doing good work...alotho a move now is hard for my son...but we shall see
    Dash Earthboy: pax et bonum y'all
    Calvino Rabeni: pax dash
    Calvino Rabeni: and bonum too :)
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite dash
    Lucinda Lavender: night dash
    Bertrum Resident: goodnight dash
    Lucinda Lavender: I feel sort of in the middle with the situation for him
    Lucinda Lavender: glad the land will be preserved
    Lucinda Lavender: sorry he has to move and have his house destroyed
    Paradise Tennant: why could there not be a compromise ..
    Paradise Tennant: every site needs a carekeeper ?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles .. we all need carekeepers :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: house would be not up to code for the conservancy to oversee
    Lucinda Lavender: cannot rent it...
    Paradise Tennant: hmm well can do a schedule of work to get it there ..
    Paradise Tennant: better value for them to have a building than no buildi9ng
    Lucinda Lavender: one wonders...
    Paradise Tennant: can devote to a variety of uses .. info center etc
    Lucinda Lavender: I think perhaps they feel it is simpler to knock it down
    Paradise Tennant: how old is it
    Lucinda Lavender: we suggested he go to the group and talk...
    Lucinda Lavender: house is not that oldone of the houses on the property is from 1885
    Lucinda Lavender: should be kept it would seem
    Paradise Tennant: hmm can be declared heritage then cannot be demolished
    Paradise Tennant: they will need a caretaker ...maybe they can select which house to keep .. ? will not tear down the old one ?
    Paradise Tennant: he did not have a lease ?
    Lucinda Lavender: one that would be nice...there was a care taker in another house who has lived there for a longer time if anyone got that he would
    Lucinda Lavender: no lease
    Lucinda Lavender: so he is surrendering
    Lucinda Lavender: to the whole idea
    Paradise Tennant: smiles surrender is good
    Lucinda Lavender: I think so...
    Paradise Tennant: best really sometimes
    Lucinda Lavender: getting the next plan together
    Lucinda Lavender: I say...bless him and his gardening skills
    Paradise Tennant: really we all need like five year ..plans .. you always have to be looking ahead
    Lucinda Lavender: never underestimate what you learned in the first garden
    Calvino Rabeni: That's a great span of interests he has
    Paradise Tennant: smiles did he like to garden as a child ?
    Lucinda Lavender: well no...but we have great pictures of him heating raspberries in grandmas garden:)
    Lucinda Lavender: eating
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: there is a gardening heritage
    Lucinda Lavender: love of the land
    Lucinda Lavender: and food
    Paradise Tennant: nothing better than rasberries out of the garden except maybe the little wild ones
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))

    Calvino Rabeni: eating blueberries and strawberries and figs from the garden?
    Paradise Tennant: figs steeped in port ? or red wine ?
    Lucinda Lavender: he is gathering lore...
    Paradise Tennant: stories ? songs? both ?
    Lucinda Lavender: probably...but garden lore too...where you could get a perennial this or that...etc
    Lucinda Lavender: how to get the bitterness out of raddichio
    Lucinda Lavender: ssoak it
    Paradise Tennant: you shared a lovely poem about a garden once luci ? thinking back to the verses
    Lucinda Lavender: really...
    Lucinda Lavender: I have forgotten
    Paradise Tennant: hmm blinking
    Lucinda Lavender: he is going to look at a house to rent on the appalichian trail
    Lucinda Lavender: too far from town but he was saying...we could make hikers baloney sandwiches:)))
    Lucinda Lavender: loved that
    Paradise Tennant: smiles would love to hike the applachian trail
    Lucinda Lavender: me too..when it is not super hot
    Paradise Tennant: like baloney sandwiches too :) with mustard
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I heard about a friend of a friend who had such a house on the Pacific Crest Trail ...it turned into an ongoing community scene
    Paradise Tennant: we could do an appalachian trail hike retreat :)
    Lucinda Lavender: wow...can imagine such...
    Lucinda Lavender: cool idea Para!
    Lucinda Lavender: and invite in the bears
    Paradise Tennant: always wanted to the tea house treking in tibet ..treaking teahouse to teahouse :) up the mountains
    Bertrum Resident: Might find the fomer govenor of South Carolina there too.
    Lucinda Lavender: :0 if the chairs were just right
    Paradise Tennant: lol no bears
    Paradise Tennant: smiles well maybe ..if they really insist and will behave
    Lucinda Lavender: ha ha Bertrum
    Lucinda Lavender: tea house treking sounds quite an adventure
    Lucinda Lavender: where was the pacific crest trail spot Cal?
    Lucinda Lavender: Appalachian mountains the oldest in the world perhaps?
    Lucinda Lavender: that makes them especially interesting to me
    Lucinda Lavender: ancient mountains
    Paradise Tennant: smiles are there ley lines there luci ?
    Lucinda Lavender: sorry if I have been dominating the conversation
    Lucinda Lavender: oh have no Idea about that...
    Calvino Rabeni: Not sure where the spot was, Bert, I think in oregon
    Lucinda Lavender: Luci is going to listen now
    Lucinda Lavender: instead of talking so much
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at luci .. always a pleasure to hear what you have to say luci :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks
    Paradise Tennant: so my thought for .. the nite .. to mull is ...???
    Calvino Rabeni: To mix with wine?
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Calvino Rabeni: I think there's a metaphoric connection between those two meanings
    Paradise Tennant: hmmwine and thinking not such a good mix but tends to be friendly
    Calvino Rabeni: "to infuse with spirit"
    Calvino Rabeni: in vino veritas
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles spirit.. such a little word for such a big thing
    Calvino Rabeni: the small common words mean the biggest things
    Calvino Rabeni: the bigger the word, the smaller more precise thing it designates
    Calvino Rabeni: as an overall, I suppose
    Lucinda Lavender: so interesting

    Lucinda Lavender: Luci wishes her dress was blue/as in true
    Calvino Rabeni says - "I" is a very big word ... "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is a very small word
    Lucinda Lavender: Para some day lets go shopping...
    Paradise Tennant: so I will walk the dogs under the stard with no fear of bears and think of all the little words ..
    Paradise Tennant: oooo
    Paradise Tennant: anytime luci
    Paradise Tennant: for a blue dress ?
    Lucinda Lavender: nods
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sorry for my typos ..
    Paradise Tennant: okies !
    Lucinda Lavender: wb Steve
    Lucinda Lavender: so cal each addition to a word specifies...
    Calvino Rabeni: yes a little bit less
    Lucinda Lavender: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: smiles time for me to say thank and good nite ..namaste my friends .. I will think on love .. spirit .. dog .. all great little words
    Lucinda Lavender: you add to subtract?
    Bertrum Resident: Goodnight Paradise.
    Lucinda Lavender: nite and thanks Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: night para
    Calvino Rabeni: yes but maybe, divide to multiply
    Calvino Rabeni: Good night
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting
    Paradise Tennant: smiles nite nite :)
    Lucinda Lavender: best go to get ready for the week...
    Calvino Rabeni: fly well !
    Lucinda Lavender: sweet dreams to all
    Lucinda Lavender: amay you as well:)
    Paradise Tennant: waves nite nite aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: hi
    Bertrum Resident: Night Luci
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry to be late
    Aphrodite Macbain: nite luci
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Aph was just leaving...hope you are well...
    stevenaia Michinaga: night all
    Bertrum Resident: Night Steve.
    Calvino Rabeni says goodnight to Stevenaia
    Bertrum Resident: wb Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks

    Calvino Rabeni:

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