Drawing of Mount Fuji in Japan by Dan Kirchoff. ©2018

Do you have a passion that you love to share? Maybe you love to. . .

===> Get a fire going with friction

===> Discover new recipes

===> Guide people through transitions

===> Live without debt

===> Forage for wild food

===> Change careers later in life

===> Lose weight and keep it off

===> Take vacations to exotic destinations

===> Help people find the partner of their dreams

===> or something better!

No matter what your passion may be, sharing your ‘secrets’ to success or your passion is what we are looking for this upcoming retreat weekend.

Give us a clear vision of what you want to present in a workshop (generally 90 minutes).

Come up with a title for the workshop.

Let us know what supplies or tools the workshop will need, if anything.

If there is a cost involved, let us know so we can negotiate a budget.

Workshop spots are limited, so please respond to us within a couple of weeks so we can help solidify an agenda and help share your passion.

If you don’t have something to share but know of someone who would be an excellent workshop facilitator, please pass this message along.

Thank you,

Vincent and David

Put it on your calendar now so you don’t miss out.

We’ll be at Tanglewood 4H Camp in Lincolnville once again.

For the Maine Coast Men gathering for Spring 2018 we will be exploring passion. Come ready to stretch and explore. Come ready to share your own stories and passion.

Some things to think about.
What drives your passion?
When did you get your passion?
Teach us a part of your passion!

See You In May!

Just so you can plan years in advance, the algorithm is:



We’ve booked the Tanglewood 4H Camp for the following dates:


May 4, 5, 6 2018

October 12, 13, 14 2018


Wabi-Sabi Living

Two Japanese words are joined to convey a certain look, feeling and world perspective.

“Wabi” means simplicity, humility and living in tune with nature. It describes someone who is content with little and who makes the most of whatever is at hand – always moving toward having less.

“Sabi”, on the other hand, refers to what happens with the passing of time. It’s about transience and the beauty and authenticity of age. Practicing sabi is learning to accept the natural cycle of growth and decay, as well as embracing the imperfections that come with this progression.

Together, wabi and sabi form a feeling that finds harmony and serenity in what is uncomplicated, unassuming, mysterious and fleeting.


The image of a farmer balancing two baskets
on a yoke across his shoulders.

How does one embrace the inevitability
of decline and old age?
By simplifying until there is nothing left.
By eliminating expectations so that nothing is wanting.
The superior man dies broke having given his all in the end.


nothing lasts,
nothing is finished and
nothing is perfect.


Maine Coast Men weekend 55

at Tanglewood 4H Camp, Lincolnville, Maine

the weekend of October 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Come explore what wabi-sabi living might look like in your life.