November 15, 2004
It seems to me GOOD conversation is important to me as food and water. Sometimes I don't realize what I'm thinking until I have a chance to say it. Good discussion almost always leads me to read more widely and deeply. Talking with a group of friends is one of life's great pleasures.
I read Socrates Cafe and connected to a few friends to give it a try here in Denver. We held our first meeting at Panera Bread the Friday after 9/11 and we've been meeting together ever since. This Thursday night meeting first met at Common Grounds in the Highlands, then Tattered Cover in LoDo. Best conversatons were the late night dorm discussions at Cornell College, and the meeting after the meetings with friends of Bill W.
Went to Thomas Jefferson High School here in Denver, then Cornell College, BA and MBA from the University of Denver, classes in adult learning theory at Regis University. I've been a Great Books discussion leader. lead many seminars and workshops. AGDM+++
Now I'm helping start the new DU meeting each Saturday, I've been at a Socrates Café meeting each week ever since we started just after Chris Phillips' book Socrates Café came out, our first meeting was the Friday after 9/11.
John Hart is a very thoughtful and knowledgable leader, good group of people, always a good discussion.