Re: [Progressive-Singles-SF-Bay-Area] Question on discussion topic at potluck/houseparty at private home in Oakland Hills - Sunday, July 18

From: Peter C.
Sent on: Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:26 AM
I agree with Adam, except that I would like it to be even more relevant:
7,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day, the largest demographic
ever. We have changed just about everything else, and now it is time
for us to consider the second half of our lives. I would love to have
a meetup potluck on being conscious in what we create,

I tried to sign up, but got signed up for the Meetup on the 9th
instead, when I have a prior engagement, and now the system won't let
me undo it or sign up for the 18th.

Peter


On 7/8/10, Mr A. Phipps <[address removed]> wrote:
>
>
> Hi, I am new to the community, and my question is honest. Are we really to
> be discussing flash/smash/tooth & nail issues that everybody may have a
> really strong opinion and get angry about - didn?t someone say to avoid
> coversations of politics and religion?   I want to talk about your thoughts
> on the Impressionism exhibit at De Young, the viability of biomass energy,
> does California need a high-speed train - stuff like this that I don?t
> people will get so angry about. And that's my idea.
>
>
>
>  Adam
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Wendy <[address removed]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > For this and future gatherings, I am less interested in a seminar than a
> setting where people can informally exchange ideas on one or more topics as
> they are so moved to do so--maybe drift in and out of various conversations
> taking place.  Some people may just want to chat, rather than discuss
> formally, depending on their moods that day.  My impression is that there
> are already established local activist groups for Progressive issues, and
> those groups fill the need for in-depth discussions.
> >
> > Also, when there is a formally structured discourse, it's important to
> have a facilitator (with ground rules) to help guide the proceedings so
> that, for instance, one person with a strong personality and empassioned
> opinions does not hijack the discussion or squelch the exchange of ideas.
> That sounds more like work than play; and I'm coming to play 'n munch with
> Folks Like Me...and maybe get some leads on upcoming seminars/gatherings
> where people with strong personalities and empassioned opinions are
> applauded. :-)
> >
> > Bottom line:  would prefer an atmosphere that's more cafe than classroom.
> >
> > Wendy
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original message -----
> > From: "Sumi" <[address removed]>
> > To: [address removed]
> >
> > Date: Thu, 8 Jul[masked]:20:43 -0400
> > Subject: [Progressive-Singles­-SF-Bay-Area] Question on
> discussion topic at potluck/houseparty at private home in Oakland Hills -
> Sunday, July 18
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Everyone,
> > One of our members has suggested that we pick a topic to discuss at the
> MeetUp. He suggested the following possible topics:
> > * the oil spill in the gulf
> > *Israeli and Palestinians
> > * backlash against illegal immigrants.
> > Would others be interested in this?
> >
> > Let me know, or if you have another burning topic you'd like to hear
> others' thoughts on and discuss. Open to your thoughts -
> > Thanks -
> >
> > Sumi
> >
> >
> > Potluck/houseparty at private home ?
> >
> > I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
> >
> http://www.meetup...­
> >
> > When: Sunday, July 18,[masked]:00 PM
> >
> > Where:
> > Michael's house
> > address to be provided after rsvp
> > Oakland, CA 94601
> >
> >
> >
> > RSVP limit: 30 "Yes" and "Maybe" RSVPs
> > If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update
> your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Maybe" as well as "Yes".)
> >
> > You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link
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