April 29, 2013
I like intellectual discussion, and it may be good to meet a few people with the same interest. I like the idea of bringing contrasting and largely incompatible views together in dialogue; it is this kind of conversation that most effectively improves the thinking and knowledge of all participants.
I hope to learn from the discussions and presentations. I bring a measure of intelligence and knowledge and a habit of intellectual inquiry. I should be able to contribute to and to enhance the group's discussions.
I have an M.A. in Classics (ancient Greek and Latin languages and literatures), and still study that subject every day.
Fred has done a great job in conceiving and maintaining this organization. Most meetup groups in this region are small and hard to keep together; this one has consistently flourished.