Silver Spring, MDUSA 20901
May 22, 2010
age 81 in July 2013, retired computer whatever:- programmer, designer, architect, widowed. These sessions are great fun: listening, speaking, sharing ideas.
This is a superlatively fine group. No one ran away with the argument; no one seemed to have a hidden agenda or a hobby-horse (though we all, often, have places where, if you touch us, we overreact); everyone observed, more or less, the rules of either polite or not-quite-so-polite discourse. No yelling or screaming. Everyone seemed to know that some kind of evidence strengthens their argument. When we got off-topic, no one seemed to resent being pulled back onto topic. Even the digressions were useful if maybe not directly germane. I have had experience with one meeting of one other Socrates Cafe group. This group wins hands down. (I admit its possible the other group could have had a bad night,) ---12/03/2012 Something wrong with the text area. I have 226 chars left, but cannot see the line under this one, though I started it after a blank line. As I finish theres still 94 chars, but still no date below though it was typed. 12/3/2012