Santee, CAUSA 92071
March 11, 2012
I am a secularist, fairly liberal politically. I believe that we ought to learn from history and philosophy yet keep looking ahead. I am concerned about world peace and ecology.
I do like to discuss issues. I want to go beyond repetition of prepackaged "opinions" to hear others' original thoughts, the ones they form from deep reflection conditioned by their life's experience and particular perspective.
Jim, so happy that you've landed a new job, but sorry that it's in Borrego Springs! Nothing against Borrego Springs, you understand, but we'll miss you at our mid-week RR meetings in San Diego. Maybe you should start a new meetup group there!?
Hi James, congratulations on being on the ground floor of our club. Glad that you joined. Im in the prcess of building to a minimum of twenty members and securing a venue. I will get back to you in a few days with the first meet in the San Diego area. Please stay in contact and have a wonderful day.
Jim, thank Ellen for us for the Oreos!
Masterful job, Jim, with the Power Point presentation on astronomy. You put so much effort into your preparation, and it really showed. You're sure to be invited back to speak again!
Hi James, I'd like to let you know what kind of person you're dealing with. After responding to another member's suggestion that we meet-up at a beach I responded by suggesting Blacks Beach (which is my favorite beach, and I'm not embarrassed to admit it), whereupon the organizer (whoever that is) booted my from the group and sent me the following message: (see below)
Since we've yet to meet, it's hard to know how to take your
proposal. I prefer to take it as a joke. It's not that we're
closed minded or necessarily prudish. But as an opening line in
an attempt to make new friends, your proposal is verbally adept
but socially clumsy. Back to charm school for you, my friend.
Then, try again, OK? -- but with a different group. It's best
you know who your talking to before offering to bare any more
than your soul.
James, it was nice meeting you at the El Cajon meetup. I hope sometime we can get to talk more at length.