[OSList] Coming soon... Happy Birthday Harrison!

Michael M Pannwitz mmpannwitz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 11:50:10 PST 2020

Dear Suzanne, Michael, Barry and Lucas,

one of the many items that come to mind when HO passes through my 
thoughts is "Never work harder than you have to!", sometimes also taking 
the form of a question "Why do you work so hard?".

Imagine him still applying this to himself.

How does that impact his rhythm now.

It would not surprise me to hear that the naps expand and the spaces 
between them shrink.

We might be lucky to see him appear for a rich 23 minutes on his 
birthday... which might feel like zillions of years.

Thinking of this I will definitely also send him a really oldfashioned 
handcrafted birthday card with impressive stamps and handwritten cheers. 
Transported by the German Post Office and the grand old United States 
Postal Services founded some 250 years ago.

All the best for the Global Cocktail Party!

A good opportunity for testing the effects of 2 Martini Cocktails... 
loads of Gin and only a whim of extra dry Vermouth. Can get revolutionary.

Greetings from Berlin

Am 20.11.2020 um 17:03 schrieb Suzanne Daigle via OSList:
 > *Happy Birthday Harrison!*
 > *A Global Cocktail Party*
 > On December 2^nd , Harrison Owen celebrates his 85^th  birthday.  An
 > occasion worthy of great celebration, Open Space style. With lots of
 > camaraderie and cheer, and a touch of “Be Prepared to Be Surprised”!
 > In 1985, 35 years ago, Open Space Technology was conceived over two
 > martinis ~ a great experiment that continues as vibrantly today as it
 > was then.
 > Its ritual and refrain, always the same: Sit in a circle, create a
 > bulletin board, open a marketplace and get to work.  Four timeless
 > principles (now 5), a law, bumble bee and butterfly are all it takes for
 > dynamic discussions on issues that matter.
 > In the spirit of Open Space, from morning until late at night (when it
 > starts, it starts; when it’s over, it's over), on Wednesday December
 > 2^nd  we will gather and toast this special guy who has touched us all
 > and many beyond. Over the years, his shared work has become our work in
 > all kinds of places and settings worldwide.
 > *In the weeks before…*
 > Between now and then, with just the right amount of chaos and confusion,
 > we invite you to visit and contribute to our giant virtual Marketplace
 > Birthday Wall. A simple birthday card would not suffice. Share your good
 > wishes, add a photo, story or memory with Harrison. Our invitation is to
 > play around with the mural technology. Easy when you get the hang of it!

 > *First type your name and log in as a visitor.* Then hover your mouse
 > and go exploring. The hand and square at the bottom right allow you to
 > move around and zoom in and zoom out. On the left, a bunch of tools with
 > which to play. So give it a go and have fun creating your own special
 > message.
 > *On December 2^nd …
 > *The plan is that we’ll be hanging out in a world-around Zoom.  A
 > dedicated link will be provided on the Birthday Wall a few days before.
 > Our space will include a main Zoom room and breakouts.  Bring your
 > heart, favorite stories and a glass or cup of good cheer.
 > Harrison will come by mid-morning Washington DC time and drop in
 > throughout the day between naps.
 > See you soon!
 > Suzanne, Michael, Barry and Lucas
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Michael M Pannwitz
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