Dinner and Discussion at Tavern on Jane

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope everyone survived Hurricane Sandy without injury or damages. For many (including me), it was a difficult week without power, heat, or water. And for those who suffered losses, I offer my condolences. Let's regroup this month and go back to Tavern on Jane, a casual, brick-walled neighborhood spot in the West Village that offers classic pub fare as well as a variety of interesting dishes (thanks to Bonnie for suggesting it back in April, when we went there for the first time). The menu ranges from grilled chicken or shrimp pizza to yellowfin tuna tacos to beer battered fish and chips, salads, and a selection of entrees and pastas. You're sure to find something you like. The atmosphere is comfortable and homey and we will have our own room in the back which will be a cozy setting conducive to stimulating conversation!

 This month let’s pick a topic from the current events category. A lot has happened recently in the news and in politics. Please suggest topics on the discussion page I have set up for this meetup.

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  • stu f.

    great night

    November 21, 2012

  • Leslie F

    Thanks for coming out last night, everyone

    November 21, 2012

  • Yen

    Interesting people! Lively discussion! Many thanks to Leslie for organizing the event. : )

    November 21, 2012

  • BobMM

    The discussants again were interesting.

    November 20, 2012

  • Rhoda A.

    As my first meetup experience, I enjoyed it.

    November 20, 2012

  • stu f.

    I'll be around 30 minutes late
    Possible topic: is our nation now so divided politically and culturally as to make separation feasible?

    1 · November 19, 2012

    • Yen

      Jonathan Haidt has good insights on what divides us and proposes solutions:
      http://www.ted.com/ta...­
      Jonathan Haidt: The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices , whether we’re left, right or center. And he challenges all of us to step outside of our moral Matrix and pledge to work toward a more civil, productive political process. (Duration: 18:42.)

      November 20, 2012

    • Yen

      Cobert gives a good 8 min summary of Haidt's points:
      http://www.colbertnat...­

      November 20, 2012

  • Sheryl

    The two-party system, and whether it's still viable anymore, with the Republican party floundering as it is.

    November 20, 2012

  • Susan S.

    How about something on a more personal and reflective nature in keeping with Thanksgiving -- such as what are we thankful for in our lives and what do we hope to do differently in the upcoming year.

    1 · November 20, 2012

    • Sheryl

      Could we please not talk about Thanksgiving? The holidays is one topic I'd really like to stay away from.

      November 20, 2012

  • Yen

    Looking forward to the discussions tonight. Character, competence, and General Petraeus (?)

    November 20, 2012

  • Rebecca

    Well, since I don't consider climate change so depressing, but more being a 'call to action' maybe it can be hopeful. We could discuss ways to get involved as individuals. Also, Stu's idea of what seem like mammoth divisions in our nation and what to do seems very interesting to discuss.

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    the very obvious, climate change, or
    less depressing - space exploration

    November 20, 2012

  • Rhoda A.

    I look forward to meeting all of you, hearing your thoughts, sharing mine with you, and being at Jane.

    November 14, 2012

  • Patricia M.

    Had been thinking of you Leslie when I heard how bad Hurricane Sandy had hit Hoboken. Sorry I didn't write but I thought about you frequently and hoped you had some support or resources. Glad to hear you have your power back.

    November 9, 2012

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