Monthly Archives: June 2014

David Merrick, a man of the Universe!

A few weeks ago, just shortly after I first drafted our interview questions (which Kirk mentioned and used for his post last week), I interviewed David Merrick. David and his delightful eight year-old daughter came for lunch, and then we conducted our interview while our children played in the background. David is someone I have only met a handful of times in person. I noticed his community spirit through Facebook, where I saw him suggesting community initiatives, and experienced him responding energetically and positively to suggestions for local action that I had made.

It's David Merrick!

It’s David Merrick!

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Sending my gratitude to Melissa Hough…

Approaching the end of our 2nd year of blogging, which we are grateful for indeed, we embark on year 3 with a new sense of hope and growing desire to hear from wonderful people, doing wonderful things, by simply living who they are!  Linda and I, who are we kidding, Linda, drafted some thoughtful questions for us to ask people we come in contact with, work with, have just met, and/or are downright in awe of!

Melissa Hough

Melissa Hough

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Moving forwards, together

Hello dear readers,

Thank you again for being patient while we took a wee break to consider our direction and to refocus. We feel clearer and more purposeful, and we are ready to move forwards!

We have revisited our mission and revised it to better describe where we feel we are with the blog these days. Please read it and let us know what you think! We really do welcome feedback.

In the coming weeks you can expect more posts that connect with this revised mission, including some interviews with community builders from San Diego and Scotland (and who knows, maybe elsewhere too!)

Thank you again for sticking with us,

Linda and Kirk

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Welcome Back…to the original post from Linda!!

Through our reflecting, pondering and wondering of where we are headed with Come In From The Cold, I journeyed back to Linda’s original post, THE FIRST post, of this blog. Click here and take a look back at: The best welcome I ever got.  In it, you’ll find gems like:  “In a group of friends as established as this one there is inevitably a lexicon of inside jokes which could potentially alienate a newcomer, but this group of folk made sure I was included.”  This reminds me of how Judith Snow describes that with any vibrant, well-connected community of people, and natural ‘edge’ will form.  What makes a community inclusive, is to have ‘a welcome at your edge’.

 

Read on dear followers!!  We are close to posting new material!!  So for now, enjoy our favorites from the past!

The best welcome I ever got

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