Warmest Greetings at the Solstice

With love from Jan, Gail, Cornelius & Cadence Hardenbergh

Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah - we made it around the sun again.
 Here are Cornelius and Cadence overlooking Fort Collins Colorado. Jan was assigned there after HP bought Apollo for 2 months. Gail and the kids came out for about one month.

 This was taken in the North side yard by Chuck Wisner.
 Showing off our new house. Well actually, the new half of the house.

 Our Christmas card enters the digital age? Maybe, but at least it enters the age where the color Xerox (tm:-) was good enough to send these out.
 This is the card we did right before we went to Singapore. Gail and the kids were there for three weeks, me for two. We spent New Year's eve at Raffles at a la-di-da event. Then got on the plane, went back to 1993 for a while, finally arriving back home early in 1994 - then I picked up my new SAAB.
Gail set up this picture on the porch during our vacation and Andrew shot a roll. It captures that golden afternoon light very well. After relentless pressure from Aunt Robin :-), we pleased her with a standard  picture card. 
 That coat that looks so big on Cornelius is still serving him well in high school in the late winter of 2000.
 This is just the pen part of a joint effort. Gail watercolored; Cadence glittered;  Cornelius stamped.
Taken by Gretchen on a visit to Salem looking at the Pierce Nichols ship, Friendship
 We got more comments on this card, Gail did a great job on the concept and design, and we all helped with the execution. Olive Braun, Fern, Maisie, and so many people kept it around for the longest time. Click to see the rest of it.

Gail did a great job with this watercolor of the house and Cornelius helped put the rest of the card together.


Photo by Nicky, design Gail.

2002 - Pictures by Gail & Bobby's sister in law at the QBC. Doctored by Jan.

When we are loved we feel secure
But when we love we feel joy

Warmest wishes on the solstice

Gail, Jan, Cornelius, & Cadence

Our poodle Max RIP July 2002  
  - we welcomed our new dog Irie in October
2003 - Watercolor by Gail; quote Martin Luther King.
Another photo by Nicky on Singing beach

Our Year (2005)

Match the items from Column A with the people in Column B
(Items may match more than one person or no one.)
Column AColumn B
Put on a Student Activism Conference
Met with President Bush to discuss morality
Bailed a friend out of Washington DC jail
Bungee jumped from the Eiffel Tower
Explored Italy
Costarred with Patrick Stewart in the West End
Discovered profound love of blueberries
Chaired the First Parish Trustees
Made panorama artwork
Attended the Gustafson Family Reunion
Saw U2 perform twice
Endured disappointments




2006 - front (pdf) - inside
2007 - inside

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually,who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992

2008 - front - inside

Living in Hope & Joy in Uncertain Times

I will have disappointments, but not today. My health will deteriorate, but not today.
People (and dogs) I love will die, but not today. I will die, but not today.

But as these days come, and we all know they do,
I am bestowed with gifts that help me endure.
In small ways I receive kindness, love and all that nature has to offer.
So much goodness comes my way in the midst of loss,
Even when I am not noticing, it comes. I know that I am not alone.

Since today is all I have I will live in every moment
Taking in the all of the hope and joy of being human in a spiritual world.

Because of the interconnectedness of all minds, affirming a positive vision ¨may be about the most sophisticated action any one of us can take. - Willis Harman, 1918-1997

Our Lives in 2009

Jan - Bodysurfing Competition in Mexico (story). Panorama Art

Gail - Many New York theater trips. Delving deeply into IFS work in busy therapy practice.

Cornelius - New job in Boston. Lives in Somerville. Bruins season tickets. Writes Hockey Blog Adventure

Cadence - Past summer internship at Amideast in Washington DC. Junior at Williams College in Chinese and Political Science with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. Next semester in China.

Our poodle - RIP in February - we miss her - she was a good dog.
N.B. We are conveniently omitting from this list the other disappointments we've experienced this year.


Our Thanksgiving Day family photo at Singing Beach (for example)

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-  Eden Phillpotts (Our quote) (more examples)


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