Welcome to our 28th Transbelief Dialogue & Nature Walk, where we follow Aristotle's path of peripatetically discussing our differences. It's been called "Mindwalk + My Dinner with Andre!" This time, our Nature Walk will indeed be outdoors, at Loring Park in downtown Mpls. We'll meet at Joe's Garage restaurant on the north side of Loring Park to embark at 2:00pm, Saturday, Feb 9 (moved up 1 day due to a snowstorm predicted for Sunday the 10th). Temps this Saturday will be pretty warm (for February) -- about 37F -- so be prepared for possible slush underfoot! After we stroll the grounds and pond of this small urban park, we'll cross the Whitney bridge to check out the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and our halfway-point warm-up destination -- Cowles Conservatory, home of Frank Gehry's "Standing Glass Fish" sculpture and indoor palm trees! After the numbness fades, it'll be back to Joe's Garage for rewarming and after-dinner.
This Meetup is part of our group's recurring forum, The Dialogium, for facilitative, reasoning dialogue between FMCOR's very different folks!
And what topic for our Dialogium 28 could possibly entice us to try an actual OUTDOOR Nature Walk-n-Talk in the middle of Minnesota Winter? What else but:
As we stroll Loring Greenway (currently white!) between Joe's Garage and Cowles Conservatory we'll tackle these issues:
- Are the Polar Bears really all dying?
- What the heck is fracking (NOT the Battlestar Galactica term), and is it bad or good for Mother Earth?
- Who needs the Greenland Ice Sheet anyway?
- Isn't global warming a fiction of "commie liberals"?
- Can't we ignore the rants of "fascist conservatives" and simply power civilization on solar panels and wind, with no oil or natural gas at all?
- Is our world already burnt toast, with us just too dumb to smell it?
- What's so wrong with oceans of jellyfish?
Don't miss FMCOR's Dialogium 28, on Feb 9, to tell us how YOU see the Fate of the Whole Frackin' World! (YES, the Battlestar Galactica term!)
Logistics: Let us know when you RSVP if you need a carpool ride.
After our 2:00-4:00 p.m. Walk-n-Talk, those who've worked up an appetite (or need to warm up) will stay awhile at Joe's Garage restaurant just north of Loring Park for after-dinner!
Invite your friends for our Walk & Talk -- the more different we are, the more enlightening our conversation!
Hoping to see (and hear!) you at our Dialogium 28 on, "Global Warming v. Fracking!" -- RSVP "Yes" today!
(When you RSVP, please tell us: 1) If you want a carpool ride to and from our Meetup & Dinner; 2) If you need monetary assistance to attend our after-dinner; and 3) If you have suggestions for a question you'd like FMCOR to discuss at a later Dialogium.)