Third Sunday Discussion Group X

Theme: Poetry!

** READ THIS ** In addition to the usual video based discussions, we will be doing something special to bring in the new year: bring in your favorite poems! Recite them to the group and discuss why your particular prose just pulls at your heart strings

Format: Three videos to anchor our conversations around.

> One video chosen by the event host; other two videos will come from attendees (first come rules apply to deciding which videos will be watched.)

> Where to find TED videos:

TED Official Site -

https://www.ted.com

TED YouTube Page -https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

TEDx YouTube Page -

https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks

> Submit your TED videos you like us to watch in the comments section.

Scott Griffin - Poetry: Why it is Important

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BzxTgeoCcY

Supplemental Videos: 

Bill Collins - Everyday Moments, Caught in Time

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddw1_3ZVjTE

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  • Finijo

    It was a great meetup. Thank you to Eric and Lara for a lively discussion.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the poetry and chit-chat. Thanks, Fini and Eric for excusing my late entry.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sorry guys, I went 30mins in the wrong direction! Eric, I didn't see the email giving directions. I really hate to miss this first meetup for me.

    January 19, 2014

    • Eric

      If you can still come, come

      January 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm maybe 10mins away...will you guys be there?

      January 19, 2014

  • Eric

    Fini and I are here and will begin discussion; feel free to swing by if you can

    January 19, 2014

  • Eric

    I am here.

    January 19, 2014

  • Judy C.

    Makes me so sad that I can't go, but the marathon literally almost killed me...you TShakes have fun!

    January 19, 2014

  • Eric

    Because, coincidentally, our poetry talk occurs on his birthday and I like the poem; here is Edgar Allan Poe's' The Raven for my second poem: http://www.poemuseum.org/works-raven.php

    January 19, 2014

  • Finijo

    I am posting a link to two poems. The first is Halfway Down, which is the first poem I loved as a child. The second poem is one that my grandmother wrote. http://allpoetry.com/poem/8518993-Halfway-Down-by-A.A.-Milne

    http://finijo.blogspot.com/2005/12/flag-and-purple-heart.html

    January 17, 2014

  • Eric

    Note: I have pushed the start time back one hour. This should avoid any of the recent no-shows by giving more time for people to finish what they do in the morning and head on over to talk.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Eric

    I look forward to seeing those people who show up for Sunday's talk. Look for me in a bright red UH shirt.
    Also, we still have some issues concerning GPS location of the Cafe Express we eat at, so I like to help clarify this issue. Search for Lakewood church [old Summit arena], if heading east on SW freeway get off at Buffalo Speedway and button hook to the left at the lights and travel up the access road. You will encounter ongoing road construction on the far right lane. Travel up road, past Lakewood and turn right at the outlet center between the church and a Mercedes/BMW car dealer parking lot. Cafe Express is in the center of the outlet.

    If traveling west on SW freeway, get off at Buffalo Speedway exit, head west past lights along access road, and follow above instructions.

    January 17, 2014

  • Judy C.

    I'm going to do my best to make this. I'm running in the Houston Marathon, but I cannot WAIT to hear all of the great poems!

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Eric

    Remember to post a link to your poems :)

    January 9, 2014

  • Eric changed the time from 7:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    December 16, 2013

  • Eric

    December 15, 2013

  • Eric

    Post a link to the poem your favorite poem (2 max) in the comments section, so Shakers attending will have leg up about what it is your about to talk about!

    December 15, 2013

  • Eric changed the date and time to Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    December 15, 2013

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