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Retreat 2011 – Blue Cloud

This came to me in an email from Ode. He sent it shortly after the retreat. I made just a few edits. Tom gave me a disc with pictures. Follow this link to see them in a slide presentation. The … Continue reading

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Retreat Thoughts

First, thanks Mark, for bringing up the topic! I’d like to request/suggest that in addition to how we want to see the retreat structured (what we want to do), that we also share core values or, as it were, what … Continue reading

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A Love Supreme

Brothers, The above painting is above the alter in a Black African church in San Francisco. They consider John Coltrane a saint. At this years retreat, I will be sharing a meditation and listening presentation of this phenomenal spiritual composition. … Continue reading

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the Retreat-What Shall it Be?

Brother Woollys, The December meeting is at my new home, just a few doors before Franks. The topic will be the retreat. What do you want out of your time at the monastery? The spectrum is wide open, from silence, mediation, … Continue reading

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So, what’s woolly

wool·ly also wool·y (wŏŏl’ē) Pronunciation Key adj. 1. Relating to, consisting of, or covered with wool. 2. Resembling wool. 3. Lacking sharp detail or clarity: woolly television reception. 4. Mentally or intellectually disorganized or unclear: woolly thinking. An interesting definition … Continue reading

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Reflections on Fathering

I’ll be the first to post notes about last night’s gathering at Charlie’s.  Charlie created a good context for our meeting with a welcoming environment and heart felt greeting.  Conversation before the meal immediately led into “check in” spaces.  Mark and … Continue reading

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Fathering

We pass along a heritage in many ways.  Some do this in a biological sense.  Other ways are no less important.  I think of the thousands  of people that Warren has influenced in his writing about  seniors.  He has fathered … Continue reading

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Lackey report

The meeting was in high style with some tasty food. Charles always provides a great spread of delicious morsels. I am going to ask Charles how he made the Chicken pasta dish, really yummy. It always feels good to check … Continue reading

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Charlie’s meeting

The food was exceptional, by Charlie.  Service, by Mark. Conversation about Father’s, and Father’s Day – checkin.  Each Woolly shared their day and thoughts about fathering.

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Charlie’s place – June, 2010

The gathering on June 21st will be at my home on the deck if possible. Arrive at 6:30 to eat at 7:00 as I won’t get home until about 5:30 and I don’t want you to beat me there. The … Continue reading

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