News from GesundheitInst.org
14. März 1999
To those of you who are interested, my parent's 50th anniversary party in Mexico was the most fun we have EVER had... and my family is pretty experienced at having fun!
New drawings of the hospital
Once back, I hit the deck with 7 new drawings from the architects. While I was at it, I reorganized the list order of the drawings. It is my intention to group drawings in a reasonable sequence to give you more understanding of the grounds. There is also a photo of the dacha which started last summer with the help of Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Please let me know if this is beginning to shape up in your minds!
Want to participate in building the hospital?
Yestermorrow Design/Build School, in Warren, Vermont is running the building of the Dacha on the land, and will surely be involved in all phases of construction. If you want to learn how to design and/or build without getting an architecture degree, and if you want to get in on helping with the hospital you can learn building skills by getting in touch with them. I am on the board of this school, and the reason is that Yestermorrow programs foster such amazing empowerment among the students who go for a week, weekend or the full blown 6 week design & build your own home course. It's fun and requires no experience beyond an adventurous spirit!
The forums continue to evolve into a wonderful on-line community!
After two weeks of not checking in, I could hardly wait to see what was new.
True to your personality types, a large and growing group of strangers becoming friends, offering help and advice. You have made this one of my very favorite places on the web. I also got a number of very nice emails directly, thanking me for building this place on the web. Don't forget, this is all of you just being yourselves, it really has very little to do with me. (Thanks to those of you who took the time to write anyway!) Come visit this group if you haven't yet. Start and moderate your own thread if you have a good idea. I promise that you will have interesting and inspiring dialogue with other visitors if you do! And then, if each of us brings in just one good friend to the forums, imagine the community we can build!
|The Gumball Award
In my family, a "gumball" is a wonderful piece of good luck that falls into your lap unexpectedly. For that reason, I would like to present Marcia (you know who you are!) with the first Gumball Award. Out of the blue, she sent me an idea which I took to the architects because I could not stop laughing about it! They loved it too, and will probably incorporate it into the plan when illustrator John Connell returns from his trip. Marcia's idea? A bubble solution pool, with a garden of bubble wands around it so that anyone who passes by can burst forth in bubbles of all sizes and shapes! Perfect! Can't you see it? What a joyous thing, and so simple. Congratulations Marcia!
Send postcards to your friends, and pick up yours.
I received notice that in the last month 512 postcards had been sent and picked up at the site! That means that you are reaching out to friends and families while you are visiting. Patch handwrites 40-70 letters each day (which I consider miraculous) but the point is to tell those you love that you are thinking about them. And it is fun!
NEW! Patch's Take 10 and call me in the morning
This is the information in the little trifold that Patch is handing out these days. 10 books to read, mags to look at, ideas to consider... interesting and fun. Also, a few photos are tacked up to these pages. Hope you like.
Richard was at the helm while I was playing, and he has refined the email anywhere page which will let you enter your email address, your password and userId and get your email from any on-line browser. You can read, reply, send and delete from this web page too. I need to work on the graphics, so probably by the end of the week, if you check the site, you will find it. Carry a printout when you travel!
Feedback from you!
It is our intention that GesundheitInst.org evolve into a like minded community of people who understand and support the radical notion that there is joy in serving your community, friends and complete strangers. Please let us know what features you would like to see here in order to maintain a clear vision that humor and frolic is good for our souls. We will be glad to respond! Thanks for your time and participation!
Love & Laughter,
Brooke Cunningham & Richard Campbell
9. Feb. 1999
The response to the newsletter from Gesundheit was really wonderful, very affirming. Thank you. You will hear again from them soon.
In the mean time, Richard and I thought we should let you in on what is new at GesundheitInst.org. Since I personally get bored by eMail tomes, this will be short and sweet with links to more information. Thanks again for stopping in!
What are the new architects drawings at Gesundheit?
The forums are becoming a wonderful on-line community!
Send postcards to friends (and pick up yours) to spread the joy!
Send contributions or sign up to the help database
We have added profiles of this sites contributors
You have asked about us, so we stepped up to the plate. See what other things we are all working on, as the rest of this web site evolves.
What is next?
What is next? II
Feedback from you!I
Thanks for your time, and support. Please feel free to contact either Richard or me. Our eMail addresses are on most pages of GesundheitInst.org and we would love to hear how we are doing!
Brooke Cunningham ~ Hands On Web Strategies LLC
Richard Campbell ~ Cybertopia