Aging with Grace and Ease
- Saturdays, February 25 and March 4 at 10 am in the Committee Room
- Facilitated by Kitty Sherlock and Mary Neikirk
- Participants will explore experiences, ideas, and feelings about aging. This is an experiential workshop with person-centered activities. It is designed to explore participants’ questions about aging and to provide ideas and a vision that participants can take away and use.
Future of Electric Power in NM ~ Sunday, February 26 at 9 am in Fogelson
Robb Thomson will discuss an opening to shut down the San Juan Generating Plant in the Farmington area which is the largest of two coal burning electric plants in NM. This is an interim stage, and a major step, in the ultimate transition from traditional coal and gas fossil fuel produced electricity to renewable energy systems. Various issues associated with the transition will be discussed. Contact Robb firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. More information.
T’ai Chi Chih ~ Joy Through Movement
- Tuesdays, through March 14
T’ai Chi Chih is a moving discipline consisting of 19 movements and one pose. The movements are done slowly, gently, and mindfully. They require no special clothing or equipment. A 9- week class taught by Jim Eagle 4:30-5:30 pm Tuesdays through March 14. Sign up at the church; and for more information, contact Jim.
The Last Cheater’s Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest
- Saturdays, February 25, March 4 and 11, 10 am in the library
- Facilitated by Maj-Britt Eagle
- Sign up in the foyer
At the moment of the July 1945 Trinity explosion, the radio frequencies cross wired with a Tchaikovsky waltz, "The Nutcracker Suite.” This juxtaposition of beauty and violence, interprets, somewhat, the title of this work; by this explosion, we are alienated from ourselves.
In the Prologue to her book, The Last Cheater’s Waltz, Ellen Meloy makes reference to the Inuit custom by which "anger walks to the length of a person's rage”. This book "is" that walk, letting beauty, and the subsequent violence, evoke what we have so long repressed, our love for the land – our rage, our fury, at what has befallen this land.
- February 25, pages 1-87: Prologue, Tse Valley I, Alien Pebbles, The Terrain of Strategic Death
- March 4, pages 87-147: Tse Valley II, Fossil River, Learning to Find Home
- March 11, pages 147-225: Spitting Photons Through Vacuums of Folded Space, The Last Cheater’s Waltz, Epilogue
(Guest Tina Cordova of the "Downwinders" plans to come this day)
Our discussion arises from participants, their selected passages and the feelings, reflections these evoke among the group. No advocacy, or political position, orients the intention of our gathering, only to discover and make visible what we have so long repressed. Books available here.
- Thursdays, March 16, 23, and 30, 7 pm in the UU Santa Fe Library
- Facilitated by Robert Francis Mudman Johnson (email@example.com) and Kristin Yankowski
- Sign up in the foyer.
“It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we are in between stories…” Thomas Berry
We will watch the Michael Moore video, Where to Invade Next, for some ideas. According to Moore, America had a lot of wise stories about our problems and solutions, but didn’t enact them. In Europe they took these ideas and used them and now live healthier, happier lives because of them. As a group can we start telling a new story to make our world work and play again, instead of a story of greed?