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At 2:16am on May 21, 2013, Caroline Pensier said…

Bonjour Nancy et merci de ton chaleureux accueil.

Je compléterai bientôt mon profil et prendrai le temps de mieux découvrir AoH et le groupe francophone.

Je suis d'ores et déjà ravie de faire partie de la communauté.

Belle journée  à toi malgré ce temps pour les grenouilles!


At 5:18pm on May 16, 2013, Robb Kushner said…

Ah, Paris.... haven't been there, but someday..... I sure hope to.

Yes, in America we have relatively recently rediscovered the value of vibrant public spaces - something I suppose other societies never lost touch with.

At 12:35pm on May 16, 2013, Robb Kushner said…

Definitely Quincy Market. Haven't been to Fenway Park, so can't comment on it.

Have been to the river walk in Providence and seen WaterFire, which was amazing - even in a light evening rain!

Basically, I define vibrant public spaces as areas where people like to hang out - alone or with others, enjoy themselves, converse and/or recreate. Usually outdoor, green spaces, but they can be indoors and not always so green. 

I find it Interesting that Starbucks has integrated what are essentially public spaces into all of their shops with sufficient room for seating. To me, this is a significant trend in our society - much more so than the coffee, tea, and snacks that they serve!

At 11:50am on May 16, 2013, Robb Kushner said…

Re "vibrant public spaces" -- Here are some of my favorites in New York City:

  •     The High Line
  •     Bryant Park
  •     Union Square Park
  •     Madison Square Park
  •     Hudson River Park
  •     In the works: Times Square!

Article: Countdown to a New Times Square

  •     And of course: Central Park and Prospect Park
At 9:09am on May 16, 2013, Robb Kushner said…

Fabulous to hear your comments, Nancy. Very glad to BE HERE NOW!

At 8:39am on May 16, 2013, Robb Kushner said…

Thanks, Nancy. Just uploaded a profile photo - and added myself to the map.

Very glad to have discovered this site and look forward to connecting with others as I steep myself in Art of Hosting knowledge!!!

At 2:27am on February 19, 2013, Caroline Rennie said…

Dear Nancy,

With pleasure!  Would be great if you could write to her and put me on copy.

Hope all is well with you!  Just spent the weekend with Chhaya in Caux.  Shhe's taken to AoH like a duck to water.  Very fun to have her in the community :)

ALl the best,


At 7:37am on February 17, 2013, Carrio said…

Bonjour Nancy et merci pour ton accueil; j'ai suivi ton conseil et rajouté une photo et je vais m'inscrire au groupe francophone.  Je ne suis pas sûre que nous nous soyons rencontrées à Paris car j'ai rejoint Génération Présence en avril 2012. Mais j'espère que nous aurons l'occasion de nous rencontrer.

Très cordialement. Élisabeth

At 6:29pm on February 11, 2013, Flemming Funch said…

Merci pour l'accueil chaleureux ! I'm originally from Denmark, but spent many years in Los Angeles. So, I signed up for a few groups, including the francophone one, and I'll take a look around.

At 6:00am on February 11, 2013, Pierre Paris said…

Nancy bonjour, merci de cet accueil, oui je compte bien rejoindre le groupe francophone et espère même vous rencontrer au cours de la journée du 15 Mars à Paris. Bien cordialement, Pierre

At 11:41am on January 22, 2013, Dennis Atchison said…

Hi Nancy and thanks ... this is so much fun! In some ways it is new, but mostly for me it feels like coming home. Play has been a dominant theme of my life, and so much of AoH is rooted in play-full-ness and attention to the energies which shift, converge, diverge and ascend as people do stuff together ... well, it just feels so good to know and find others who "see" and practice this as well. Much gratitude to Kathy Jourdain and Amanda Haché for inviting me. Thanks for the welcome, and any initial suggestions or advice please share. D

At 11:23pm on January 14, 2013, Alexia de Bastiani said…

Merci de cet accueil chaleureux. Je vais regarder les groupes sous peu. Et peut-être nous verrons-nous au prochain Art of Hosting à Montréal? Nous aurons bientôt de bonnes nouvelles à partager pour la suite de ce merveilleux événement qui vient se terminer. Ce fut une expérience nourrissante, riche d'apprentissages et de rencontres pleines de coeur.

At 8:03pm on January 12, 2013, Jean-François Marcotte said…
Merci pour l'accueil. L'événement à Montréal a permis de faire naître une véritable communauté bien soudée. Au plaisir d'échanger ensemble.
At 8:13am on January 2, 2013, Anita Paalvast said…

Thanks Nancy! It was about time that I joined here, wasn't it : - ).

At 10:10am on November 23, 2012, Gianni Di Giacomo said…

Hi Nancy, glad to be in the NING ! I'm just trying to see how I can enter the French group... Gianni

At 6:29pm on October 29, 2012, Hanna Liv Leanderdal said…

Sounds great, Nancy. Wonderful to hear that this is such a dynamic place. And I would love to skype and talk more about our work. I'm easy to find. My skype name is hannaskype :)

At 11:49am on July 8, 2012, Jérôme MARONI said…

Thanks, Nancy, for your welcome message.

Great idea : let's host a seminar based on this goal !

A tout bientôt.


At 11:39am on July 8, 2012, Maryvonne Pietri said…

Merci Nancy de ton message de bienvenue ! Je vais aller découvrir les différents groupes et voyager sur ce NING de AOH. A très bientôt ! Maryvonne

At 5:25pm on February 9, 2012, Holger Heller said…

happy to be your friend (also on ning :). hope you are fine...

We (Val, Lena, Rainer and me) had our first pro action cafe in Vienna , at an old typical viennese café which gave the PAC a very special environment. We were very happy to see you it was welcomed (about 20 participants) and received. With this feedback we will go the next step...

warm regards from snowy&icy vienna, Holger

At 3:15pm on November 24, 2010, Mathieu Pechadre said…
En fait ma femme travaille ce soir là et je garde donc les enfants. Sinon ca aurait été vraiment avec plaisir. Peut être pour une autre occasion en janvier ou fevrier. A ce propos, j'ai déjà un RDV de prévu le 15 janvier. Je te tiendrais au courant pour un diner ou le 14 ou le 15 au soir :)

A bientôt



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