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NHNE Update 60
Wednesday, September 15, 1999

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NHNE Update 60
Wednesday, September 15, 1999


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My Trip To Idaho
Up & Coming NHNE Publications
The NHNE Y2K List
NHNE's Giving & Receiving Lists


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All interested should contact Linda O'Keefe, CISW, Life Coach at (520) 615-1449 or <options@optionsforgrowth.com>.


Hello Everyone!

While I haven't been stuffing your email boxes with messages lately, I have been busy behind the scenes queuing up several new projects. Here's a quick rundown...



So what the heck happened on my trip to Idaho? Well, I've had almost a month now to ponder everything, but I'm not yet ready to write about it. Along with reconnecting with long-estranged family members, I spent a good deal of time taking a closer look at childhood issues -- and the human condition in general. It is going to take me awhile to put everything into words.

Until then, I've put together a website with some pictures from the trip -- and a little bit of commentary concerning some of the things my three girls and I encountered along the way. Here's the URL for those of you who are interested:


(If you decide to drop by, be patient -- the page will take a couple minutes to load because I put a lot of colorful pictures on it.)



While you are going to have to wait a little longer for a full-blown account of my trip to Idaho, several other reports are being readied for you as I write. Another issue of SMORGASBORD will be ready in the next couple of days. Smorgasbord will be followed by two special reports: one on the power of dreams and another one that describes how to use day-to-day communications to transform our relationships. Both of these reports will be stuffed with hands-on, thought-provoking information.



Government officials and the mainstream media continues to indicate that everything is pretty darn good on the Y2K front (at least in the U.S.), but behind the scenes a different picture is unfolding. If you are interested in keeping posted on behind-the-scenes developments, as well as receiving the best, most helpful, accurate and insightful Y2K news and information I come across, I encourage you to subscribe to a new list I have created. This is an announcement-only list (you will only receive posts from me), and also low-traffic -- typically, I send out one or two messages a day.

To subscribe, send a blank message to <nhney2k-subscribe@onelist.com>

How many of you have seen Dante's Peak?

I rewatched it the other day (it's a movie about a volcano blowing up and destroying a small town) and was amazed at the similarities between what is happening today in the Y2K arena and the situation described in the film. In the film, the same kind of decisions were being dealt with: Is the volcano going to blow or not? One day things look bad, the next, nothing -- back and forth, up and down, great uncertainity. In the end, those who were more concerned about the economy of the small town (and unnecessarily panicking the population) won the day. They refused to call any kind of alert, against the advice of their most experienced volcano expert. Significantly, there weren't any bad guys in the movie -- just a bunch of people each playing their particular roles as best they could. Only trouble was those who had the most power and responsibility chose the path of least resistance -- and then the volcano blew up...

At this point in time, three things seem clear to me about Y2K:

1. No one knows how bad Y2K will be (it could be another Titanic, or nothing much at all, or anywhere in between);

2. We are absolutely not being told everything that is happening behind the scenes and much of what is happening is typical for Information Technology projects: deadlines are continuing to be missed, budgets are continuing to rise, the news is constantly being spun to make companies and government agencies look better than they really are, and unexpected, often very elusive bugs, are continuing to show up.

To site one recent example, here is a letter from Steve Davis of Coalition 2000 who helped implement and manage Montgomery County, MD's Y2K efforts. Montgomery County, you may remember, has long been held up as one of the nation's most progressive Y2K communities. Among other things, it was positively showcased in the special report 60 Minutes ran on Washington D.C. in May of 1999.

Steve writes:

"As many of you know, I retired from Montgomery County, MD last Spring after helping to implement and manage their Y2K project. Because we published best practices, methodologies, and metrics, we got a lot of national attention. We planned to be done by 12/31/1999 and test through 1999. Last December they held the first large scale Y2K exercise and got a lot of positive press -- they said the 'problem was fixed.'

"Recently the Chief Administrative Officer was on a magazine cover with the heading: 'This Man Survived Y2K, Will You?'. The project and its leaders are good, smart, hard-working people that have given their best effort. However, it now appears that all is not well with the project. One of the systems that was rolled forward for the test is still not 'in the bag' and many others are not completed. The County Council just got the bad news -- read what the local paper has to say and realize that few projects will be 100% successful."

"I am less optimistic today than I was yesterday. I hope that this will be a wake up call for the media and the public -- all may not be as well as the PR makes it seem."

Steve Davis
Coalition 2000

Here's where the article in the local paper that Steve is referring to
can be found:

"County's Y2K-Readiness Questioned"

3. Preparation still seems to be the best course of action.

If you haven't seen Dante's Peak, check it out at your local video store. I like it so much, it is a part of our family library. It is also listed on eBuds in my "Best Videos" list and can be purchased through Amazon.Com:




Speaking of eBuds, we've added a bunch more books, tapes, and video selections since I first told you about our new estore. Among other things, we now have some of James Gregory's favorite videos and music listed, a few recommendations from readers, and a solid list of great Y2K resources. I will be making a habit of reminding you about eBuds and mentioning items that I/we think are especially good.

My "hot pick" for this update is a CD that contains some of the loveliest Celtic music I have ever heard (and I've heard a lot). The CD is called "O'r Mabinogi - Legends of The Celts" and is by a group called "Ceredwen". Here's where you can order it if you are interested:


And here's where you can check out our inspiration-packed, "good stuff for bodies, minds and souls" estore:




The next issue of WebBuds will be published Thursday, September 30. The deadline for submitting ads for this issue is Tuesday, September 28. For the foreseeable future, we will be publishing WebBuds once a month, the last week of every month. The cost for advertising in WebBuds is 20.00 for 250 words. We are accepting credit cards only to streamline the process. Ad copy can be send to <webbuds@nhne.com>. Credit card information can be emailed <webbuds@nhne.com>, phoned (520) 282-6120, or faxed (815) 346-1492.




Sherry Stultz and I will be creating two special lists with an eye on the upcoming holiday season.

One list will be a list of needs that are submitted by NHNE readers, while the other list will be a list of resources NHNE readers have to give. Each list will have its own web page.

We plan to launch this new project October 1st and run it until mid December. If it turns out to be a hit, we will keep it going into the new millennium.

How will it work?

If you've got something you need, you send Sherry a letter describing your need. Then we will post your need on the needs web page.

If you've got something you want to give to others (perhaps something laying around the house that you never use, but you know someone else might find very useful), you write Sherry describing the item you would like to find a new home for. Then we will post your offering on the things to give web page.

The last step will be encouraging everyone on the NHNE Mailing List to visit these two lists. Visitors can either meet the needs that are listed and/or round up things they need that others are giving away.

Sherry will be the contact person for this project. I'll send out another message about this project when we are ready to launch it. In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, you can reach Sherry at <sher@digiscape.com>.


And that's it for this update. I hope all is well in your part of the world.

With Love & Best Wishes,
David Sunfellow


David Sunfellow
Founder & Publisher
NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE)

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