What we're about

The "Petaluma Salon" is re-established!

We're a group of people who are really smart and like to read and have passionate discussions around all kinds of topics. We can poke fun of ourselves too! We prefer people who can have fun, laugh, and respect the opinions of others. We drift towards the left, but all views are welcome. We bring good food and drink wine and whatever. Sometimes we do a New Yorker article, sometimes a book, and Cards Against Humanity games. We've had art nights, speakers on Artificial Intelligence, Slow Food topics, movie nights, and of course topics such as Politics, Science, Philosophy and Death! Maybe a Podcast. Maybe a film. Anything that provokes imagination, creativity, and critical thinking. All ages welcome. We've had from age 17 to 80 as regulars in our group. So please join the fun!

Upcoming events (2)

Read: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Needs a location

Some of you may have read recently about Joan Didion's relationship with Eve Babitz in the New Yorker. Both interesting women writers. It made me want to re-read Slouching towards Bethlem, Didion's insightful review of life in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s.

Hope you'll join me in reading the book and discussing!

The Book of Revelation

Needs a location

This is an academic discussion, but we welcome participants from various religions and atheists. Many questions for discussion:

-Do other religions like Judaism and Islam believe there will be an apocalypse with only a few saved? Why does each religion say you have to believe in their God, their Prophet?

Who was this John? Why do people still believe these old stories from the Bible some some 5,000 years?

What in our present day looks like the coming Tribulation? Who is Satan in the Present? What is evil.

Past events (54)

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen-Advent (up to page 370)

Needs a location

Photos (80)