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This SATURDAY - Don't know what happened, but the meet up this week is Saturday, not Friday. Please let me know if you can't make it because it is on a Saturday. Also, we have had a request to have meetings on Sundays. What do you think? See you all in a civil Retha Apr 12, 2015 4:57 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Upcoming meeting - No singing eh? NOT Rees On Feb 10, 2015, at 6:27 PM, Janis Paonessa < [address removed] Rees Feb 10, 2015 6:30 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Upcoming meeting - So unds great, Retha and Socrates attendees! See you there! Janis Janis P. Feb 10, 2015 6:27 PM
Upcoming meeting - February 21 is going to be a great day for a meeting! However, I am tired. Soooo…we're going to order pizza for after the meeting instead of our usual soup and bread. Bring snacks if you'd like. Veggie sticks and fruit are always yummy. And since it' Retha Feb 10, 2015 10:40 AM
Where we meet - We definitely meet at 3737 N. Wisconsin St. on Saturdays at 5pm. Sorry about any confusion. I will continue to try to rectify the message that says otherwise. Retha Jan 5, 2015 4:08 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Fun Night! - "If it's not fun any more, stop doing it." --Se Mark M Jan 4, 2015 7:50 PM
(no subject) - sorry, this is too bad for me, just real Ranu R. Jan 4, 2015 9:05 AM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Fun Night! - Ranu R. Jan 4, 2015 8:07 AM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Fun Night! - Happy New year Ranu! Janu ary 17 at 5pm Janis Janis P. Jan 4, 2015 7:56 AM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Fun Night! - Ranu R. Jan 4, 2015 7:54 AM
Fun Night! - Some of you have been asking what this about. It's about fun. What is fun? Why is something fun for one person but not another? what makes something fun for you? We may also get to have some fun so come prepared for anything, especially Retha Jan 3, 2015 11:34 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Upcoming meeting Dec. 13 - funny. Janis Janis P. Dec 4, 2014 6:53 PM
Upcoming meeting Dec. 13 - Yes. We will be meeting. Unless the zombie apocalypse happens. One can never be too sure. That's why I don't Christmas shop until the last moment. I mean, what do you buy a zombie for Christmas? Hope to see ALL of you on the 13th. Retha Dec 4, 2014 6:22 PM
No Meeting Tonight - No meeting tonight. We will be meeting again on December 13th. I'm looking forward to a lively discussant then. Retha Nov 22, 2014 7:49 AM
Meeting this Saturday - Due to an overabundance of things scheduled for this weekend, I am canceling this month's meeting. We will meet on December 13th and discuss "compromise" then. I am sorry that I am not giving you much notice. Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving Retha Nov 19, 2014 7:44 PM
MEETING PLACE - It seems that all of our new members are being told the wrong place to meet. We ONLY meet at 3737 N. Wisconsin St., Racine, WI, 53402. If you have received a message saying we meet at Dimple's, it is incorrect. So please, please, please join us Saturda Retha Aug 4, 2014 9:23 PM
RE: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Solstice Event this Saturday - 9503 Wright Road Alden, IL -------- Original message -------- From: Lisa Date:06/17/2014 1 Jack Jun 17, 2014 3:08 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Solstice Event this Saturday - Unfortunately, I'll be on the West coast till Sunday. (I've been meaning to attend one of the sessions for the Racine Socrates Cafe group. Hopefully soon!) Cheers! Manoj B. Jun 17, 2014 2:01 PM
RE: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Solstice Event this Saturday - What is the address? I can punch it into my GSP and see how far away it us from my house Lisa Jun 17, 2014 1:47 PM
Solstice Event this Saturday - There are three of us from Racine attending the event this Saturday. If you're from this area and need a ride, please contact [address removed] by tomorrow at 6pm. We will be leaving Racine at 9:30am so we can attend the esoteric discussion at 10:45 Retha Jun 16, 2014 11:44 AM
Gurdjieff Foundation Event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=sKHWq1q-CX8&sns=em This is a link to a video invitation to our Solstice event in June. Jack May 13, 2014 11:51 AM
where we meet - Sorry that a meeting place wasn't listed. We meet at 3737 N. Wisconsin St., Racine. HOpe to see you there tonight! Retha Mar 8, 2014 11:52 AM
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - In or Lisa Jan 15, 2014 8:24 PM
RE: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Very sad news - I would like to go to the light house and say a few words ab Lisa Nov 24, 2013 8:22 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Very sad news - Retha, thanks for letting us know. Really sorry to hear. I remember him as a perso Ranu R. Nov 24, 2013 8:06 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Very sad news - Likewise for me. On 11/24/2013 5:15 PM, Mary E. Nelson Mark M Nov 24, 2013 7:50 PM
RE: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Very sad news - Even though I only met with your group once, I am sorry you Mary E. N. Nov 24, 2013 4:24 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] Very sad news - Retha, I would like to either send a card to Richard's wife Barbara individualy and/or as a group Please send me her address. Thank you. Janis P. Nov 24, 2013 12:19 PM
Very sad news - I just received noticed that Richard Hugler, a very great asset to our group, died on November 6, 2013. I know that I enjoyed his outlook and participation in our group and will miss him. If you would like to remember him in some way, please let me kno Retha Nov 22, 2013 6:12 PM
What does it mean to be human - Jack Oct 10, 2013 9:20 PM
Whst does it mean to be human? - Man is such a complex being that he can be studied in very different ways, which take into account more or less adequately his structure and the relationships bet Jack Oct 8, 2013 12:11 PM
location of Sept. 14 meeting - As you know, our road is now a pit of something, not sure what. We have permission to once again meet at Trinity United Methodist, 3816 Erie St., Racine. It's right behind our house. Go in the front door and to the right where the "lounge" is. Retha Aug 29, 2013 9:42 AM
Conscience - Preview not available Jack Aug 28, 2013 3:28 PM
New meeting place one time only - The cul de sac on which we normally meet is being repaved. So instead of making everyone walk through mud to get to our house,  please note that we will be meeting at Trinity United Methodist church which is virtually next door to us. The address is 3 Retha Aug 2, 2013 10:57 AM
OK, I'm the organizer of our meetup--again. - I neglected to pay the dues for our meetup site by the deadline, so they removed my name as organizer. The dues are now payed, and we are back to normal--I think. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused. I thoroughly enjoyed our fi Jonathan B. Sep 9, 2012 10:13 PM
Telephone - It has been requested that you have our phone number. It is 262.456.6119. Hope this helps anyone looking for our house. Hope to see you all of you tomorrow. Retha J. Blocher Retha Mar 2, 2012 7:01 PM
This Saturday's Meetup - Greetings, Interlocutors! As I was poking around the newly redesigned Meetup site, I noticed that in some places our previous meetup venues were still listed for our gathering location. Since our previous venue closed, we have been meeting at our house Jonathan B. Nov 3, 2011 11:28 AM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: What good are New Year's resolutions? - Mark M Dec 31, 2010 10:16 AM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: What good are New Year's resolutions? - What good (morally) are NY's resolutions ? I am not a relativist, so I Janis P. Dec 29, 2010 2:34 PM
New Meetup: What good are New Year's resolutions? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : What good are New Year's resolutions? When : Sunday, January 2,[masked]:00 PM Jonathan B. Dec 29, 2010 11:18 AM
New Meetup: Is Bentham's Hedonistic Calculus practicable? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : Is Bentham's Hedonistic Calculus practicable? When : Sunday, December 5,[masked]: Jonathan B. Dec 5, 2010 11:14 AM
Jonathan Blocher added a post - Reminder: Socrates Cafe will NOT be meeting this Sunday, November 28 due to many members travel plans. We will resume discussions the following Sunday. If you have a topic suggestion, send it in! Thanks, and have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Jonathan B. Nov 24, 2010 7:02 PM
New Meetup: How would Seth answer "The Really Big Questions"? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : How would Seth answer "The Really Big Questions"? When : Sunday, October 17, 2 Jonathan B. Oct 12, 2010 12:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Are vices really twisted virtues? - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Socrates­-Cafe-Racine/calendar/14833956­/ When : Sunday, October 3, 201 Jonathan B. Sep 30, 2010 3:35 PM
New Meetup: Thought experiment #67 (from The Pig that Wants to Be Eaten) - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : Thought experiment #67 (from The Pig that Wants to Be Eaten) When : Sunday, September 19 Jonathan B. Sep 17, 2010 4:03 PM
New Meetup: More or Less - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : More or Less When : Sunday, September 12,[masked]:30 PM Where : Dunn Br Jonathan B. Sep 9, 2010 9:16 PM
New Meetup: "The Elusive I" - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : "The Elusive I" When : Sunday, August 29,[masked]:00 PM Where Jonathan B. Aug 26, 2010 9:36 PM
New Meetup: "How to end conflicts and fighting" - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : "How to end conflicts and fighting" When : Sunday, August 15,[masked]:00 PM Jonathan B. Aug 12, 2010 2:38 PM
New Meetup: Should we be concerned about 2012? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : Should we be concerned about 2012? When : Sunday, July 25,[masked]:00 PM Wh Jonathan B. Jul 20, 2010 12:48 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: What super power would you choose? - I like the new day and time. --- On Tue, 7/13/10, Jonathan Blocher <[address removed]> wrote: Brenda K. Jul 14, 2010 3:37 PM
New Meetup: What super power would you choose? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What : What super power would you choose? When : Saturday, July 17,[masked]:00 PM Jonathan B. Jul 13, 2010 11:20 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] We're meeting at our home this week - I can come, but I need to leave early. --- On Tue, 6/29/10, Jonathan Blocher <[address removed]> wrote: Brenda K. Jun 29, 2010 7:09 PM
A topic has been proposed - Mark suggested a topic related to grief recovery and posted it here: http://www.meetup.com/Socrates­-Cafe-Racine/messages/boards/t­hread/9326389 If Jonathan B. Jun 29, 2010 12:50 PM
We're meeting at our home this week - We discovered that not everyone got the message about the change of venue, so... Since Circa Celeste Cafe has new hours and will be closed on Wednesday evenings, Retha is happy to welcome you to our home. We are located at 3737 N Wi Jonathan B. Jun 29, 2010 11:02 AM
Invitation for Memorial Day - Dear Interlocutors (and friends of Socrates Cafe), Retha and I would like to invite you to gather at our home on Memorial Day afternoon beginning at 4 o'clock. This is just for fun, games, and casual conversation (although if someone wishes to engage i Jonathan B. May 28, 2010 2:15 PM
Meetup details changed: A member suggested a topic - "With the oil spill crisis upon us, what about this: Is there a moral or ethical obligation to recycle, green-build and take other pro-environment actions? With this question, should it be the responsible of politicans Jonathan B. May 25, 2010 9:34 PM
Immigration policy in the News - Once again immigration policy has become the center of national discussion, especially with the implementation of new legislation in Arizona. Emotions are aroused on every side of the debate. Can we have a calm, rational discussion about immigr Jonathan B. Apr 28, 2010 8:11 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: American Education - Preview not available Mark M Apr 21, 2010 3:25 PM
New Meetup: American Education - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: American Education When: Wednesday, April 21,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe 619 Wisconsin Avenue Racine, WI[masked] Jonathan B. Apr 21, 2010 2:01 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Is forgiveness possible? - Hello, I think I will not attend this evening. I am going to go home and keep warm and dry. Brenda K. Apr 7, 2010 4:43 PM
New Meetup: Is forgiveness possible? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: Is forgiveness possible? When: Wednesday, April 7,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe 619 Wisconsin Avenue Racine, WI[masked] Jonathan B. Apr 7, 2010 2:09 PM
New Meetup: All Fool's Day Eve - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: All Fool's Day Eve When: Wednesday, March 31,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe 619 Wisconsin Avenue Racine, WI[masked] Jonathan B. Mar 31, 2010 2:53 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Can people truly change? - I will be there. Brenda --- On Tue, 3/23/10, Jonathan Blocher <[address removed]> wrote: Brenda K. Mar 24, 2010 1:17 PM
New Meetup: Can people truly change? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: Can people truly change? When: Wednesday, March 24,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe We didn't get to have this discussion last week, so we'll have i Jonathan B. Mar 23, 2010 9:36 PM
New Meetup: Should we be unselfish? Is it even possible? - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: Should we be unselfish? Is it even possible? When: Wednesday, March 10,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe 619 Wisconsin Avenue Racine, WI[masked] Jonathan B. Mar 8, 2010 10:30 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Guilt - Planning on being there. Janis Janis P. Mar 3, 2010 10:08 AM
New Meetup: Guilt - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: Guilt When: Thursday, March 4,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe 619 Wisconsin Avenue Racine, WI[masked] A member of o Jonathan B. Mar 2, 2010 7:55 PM
New Meetup: Aristotle on happiness - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: Aristotle on happiness When: Wednesday, February 17,[masked]:00 PM Where: Circa Celeste Cafe 619 Wisconsin Avenue Racine, WI[masked] Jonathan B. Feb 16, 2010 10:36 PM
For this coming week... - ...I have posted the short story by Ursula K. Le Guin entitled "The Ones Who Walk away from Omelas." It's about six and a half pages, and will give you a different perspective on the Ethical philosophy known as Utilitarianism; you know, the one Jonathan B. Jan 24, 2010 2:04 PM
Announcing our new venue! Circa Celeste Cafe - Socrates Cafe Racine has new home! Ben Lehner, owner of Circa Celeste Cafe, welcomes us to meet in his very attractive downtown cafe for our meetups. Food and beverages will available for purchase, and all his coffees are fair trade. I had one of his capp Jonathan B. Jan 9, 2010 4:55 PM
Change of Venue! - We are happy for Dennis; he has recently gotten a renter for the apartment we have been using as our Meetup space. However, that means we need to locate another suitable location. For this week we will just move a block south and meet at the Su Jonathan B. Jan 4, 2010 6:53 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Socrates Cafe Racine Meetup - Socrates Cafe Racine Meetup, scheduled to occur on November 25,[masked]:30 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. It was suggested that many members will be involved with preparations for the Thanksgiving weekend, and migh Jonathan B. Nov 22, 2009 3:56 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - Lisa, Retha wanted to know if you were still planning to come to Racine for the First Friday activities. She would love to meet you someplace if you are coming. You can email her directly at: [address removed] I hope you are doing well. Jonathan B. Nov 5, 2009 10:16 PM
RE: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - I'm glad you cancel Lisa Oct 31, 2009 10:12 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - Lisa, I just wanted to be sure you got the message that we had to cancel this evening. We hate cancelling, but Retha Jonathan B. Oct 31, 2009 12:21 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - I meant foods that are OK for cancer patients. On Oct 26, 2009, at 8:09 PM, Angie wrote: Jonathan B. Oct 26, 2009 10:11 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - Lisa, Do you mean Cancer-unfriendly foods? Angie Oct 26, 2009 8:09 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - Fabulous! We are so glad you found our group. Jonathan and Retha Jonathan B. Oct 26, 2009 6:40 PM
RE: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - This is my official RSVP. I'll plan to bring some cancer-friendly foods Lisa Oct 26, 2009 1:40 PM
Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Racine] New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - R . S.V.P. for four on Oct 31st. Arriving sometime between 7pm and 7:30pm Janis P. Oct 25, 2009 9:23 PM
New Meetup: Halloween Celebration - Announcing a new Meetup for Socrates Cafe Racine! What: Halloween Celebration When: October 31,[masked]:00 PM Where: Jonathan & Retha Blocher's home 3737 N Wisconsin Street Racine, WI[masked] Jonathan B. Oct 25, 2009 7:52 PM
Note new times, please - The consensus of those attending the most recent gathering of Socrates Cafe Racine was that an earlier schedule would be easier f Jonathan B. Sep 21, 2009 5:12 PM
Meetup details changed: Socrates Cafe Racine Meetup - A member suggested this as a discussion starter for this week: What is philosophy and what is it good for? Jonathan B. Sep 8, 2009 10:10 PM
Meetup details changed: What are human rights, and where do they come from? - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Socrates­-Cafe-Racine/calendar/11046471­/ When: August 19,[masked]:00 PM Jonathan B. Aug 18, 2009 2:23 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Socrates Cafe Racine Meetup - Our first meetup gloriously exceeded our expectations. There were fourteen or fifteen thoughtful interlocutors present who politely but firmly challenged each other to deeper levels of mental process. The Socrates Cafe Racine Meetup, scheduled Jonathan B. Aug 6, 2009 9:48 AM
Meetup details changed: Socrates Cafe regular meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Socrates­-Cafe-Racine-com/calendar/1100­3343/ When: August 19,[masked]:00 PM Jonathan B. Aug 3, 2009 11:26 AM

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