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New Days for Ponderers - There seems to be some confusion about the new schedule. There will be Ponderers Cafe on Wed. and Thurs. nights, going forward, at the Kenilworth Presbyterian Church. Do not rely on your email for info about the meetups. The website is going through so Bob L. Jan 14, 2018 8:55 PM
Change of Venue and Night for Ponderers Cafe - After much thought and a little loss of sleep, I have decided to move the Tuesday meetup to Wednesday and to change the location to the Kenilworth Presbyterian Church. I'm hoping this will reignite this meetup and take some of the pressure off of Thurs Bob L. Jan 12, 2018 8:36 PM
Tuesday January 9 - Due to a death in my family there will be no meetup on Tuesday January 9. As this is the beginning of The Four Agreements please try to attend the Thursday January 11 meetup. Thanks Bob Leary Bob L. Jan 5, 2018 2:50 PM
Pondering Ponderers Cafe - Just a quick note to remind everyone that we are having our annual look at Ponderers Cafe next week. What do you like, and not like? Any changes you'd like to address? Whether you're coming or not, this is a chance to shape Ponderers for the coming yea Bob L. Dec 29, 2017 3:29 PM
End of Year Info - First, some year end info and scheduling. No Tuesday meetup on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. On Jan. 4, we will do our annual Pondering Ponderers Cafe and Resolutions. As always, everyone is welcome for either night. Thursday meetups will continu Bob L. Dec 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Disregard - Please disregard the last message. Bob L. Nov 6, 2017 11:11 AM
Our Meetup - Thank you to all who provided feedback, it was very helpful. I wish more would respond. If you haven’t chimed in yet please consider doing so. We will continue to meet every week. This week, Nov. 6, and every other week, will be our reg Bob L. Nov 6, 2017 11:05 AM
No Meetups - There will be no regular meetups next week either Tuesday or Thursday. However, Bonnie Sibner has graciously offered her house on Thursday night September 28 for a meetup. It will be scheduled as a regular meetup and you need to RSVP as always. Bob L. Sep 22, 2017 11:59 AM
Tuesday July 4 - There will be no pondering Tuesday July 4. Happy fourth everyone! Bob Leary Bob L. Jun 29, 2017 11:27 AM
June 13 and 15 No Pondering - The Poobah is pulling up stakes and moving from N. Asheville to S. Asheville this coming week and I feel I will need the extra time, so no pondering on June 13 and 15. See you all the following week. Bob Leary Bob L. Jun 7, 2017 6:42 PM
Scents - We have several members who attend regularly who are extremely sensitive to scents I.e. perfume, after shave etc. This is a health issue for them and I would like to respectfully request that we make Ponderers Cafe a scent free zone. I don't think it is a Bob L. Apr 12, 2017 1:20 AM
Some News - Starting today, RSVP's go live at 3pm instead of 5pm!     Bob L. Jan 13, 2017 11:22 AM
News and Info - As we close out another year, there are some dates and information I'd like to pass along. There will be no pondering the week between Christmas and New Years, specifically, December 27 & 29. The first pondering sessions of the new year will Bob L. Dec 20, 2016 7:40 AM
News and Info - As we close out another year, there are some dates and information I'd like to pass along. There will be no pondering the week between Christmas and New Years, specifically, December 27 & 29. The first pondering sessions of the new year will Bob L. Dec 20, 2016 7:37 AM
Our New Thursday Night Venue - Starting on Thursday July 7, our new venue will be the Kenilworth Presbyterian Church at 123 Kenilworth Road. The church has a very comfortable room that is like a living room with couches and chairs.  You will be able to bring any reasonable foo Bob L. Jun 24, 2016 4:54 PM
A Week Off - Every so often the Poobah needs to recharge his batteries, so I'm taking the coming week off. Since Thursday night is in transition anyway, it offers a good excuse. So no pondering Tuesday 6-28 or Thursday 6-30. I'll come back strong the following week Bob L. Jun 24, 2016 4:20 PM
Supporting One of Our Own - Tomorrow Only! June 15, for 1 day only, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. For those who can this is an opportunity to give a little back and double your donation. John is a Tuesday Ponderer and a Bob L. Jun 14, 2016 9:56 PM
A New Home for Thursday Night - It is with great sadness that we must leave our Thursday home at Hall Fletcher Elementary, but with regime change comes different attitudes. We had a very good run there and I would like to acknowledge our own Grace for making it all possible these las Bob L. Jun 12, 2016 1:13 PM
Storage Unit - I am in need of a small storage unit. If anyone knows of a reasonably priced unit that is reasonably close to AVL, please let me know. Also, I would be willing to share space with someone in need. Bob L. May 23, 2016 1:53 PM
Weekly Meetups - Just a reminder and for the newer folk. I usually post the meetup sometime on Friday and it goes "live", i.e. you can begin to RSVP, at 5pm every Friday evening. This gives everyone an opportunity to sign up. Bob Bob L. Mar 25, 2016 1:33 PM
My Procedure - Back from the VA and doing great. It all went smoothly. Heart rate back down in the 50s and 60s plus regular heart beat. Big sigh of relief. Thanks to all of you for your support. I know it helped. Bob Bob L. Feb 23, 2016 2:43 PM
Schedule for the Next 3 Weeks - I will be undergoing two out patient medical procedures, one on Feb. 18 and one on Feb 23. The schedule for Ponderers is as follows: Feb 16 - Regular Meetup - Topic TBD Feb. 18 - No Meetup Feb 23 - Regular meetup, but I won't b Bob L. Feb 11, 2016 9:58 PM
Loss - One of our own, Greg Terry, has suffered the loss of his brother. Please keep him in your thoughts. Bob Bob L. Jan 20, 2016 5:56 PM
Thanks - I have secured a living arrangement in downtown Asheville on the west side of town.I will be sharing space with a fellow ponderer and I look forward to the next "page" of my "novel"! Thanks to all who offered space either full time or temporary Bob L. Jan 15, 2016 3:59 PM
The Four Agreements - After much input and some pondering on my part, I've decided to do the Four Agreements every other week, with a different topic in between. Thanks for all your input and I hope this is an agreeable compromise. Bob Bob L. Jan 7, 2016 10:09 PM
Rental for Bob - I find myself in need of a place to live and I am reaching out to all of you for help. If you have, or know of a room or apartment or...? I'm on a budget, and would like something in the $450 to $500 range. My current deadline is February 1, but Bob L. Jan 4, 2016 11:08 PM
The Block - Great News! We have doors! Hopefully it will solve most of the noise problem. It was like night and day last night. Starting next Tuesday, there will be a one drink minimum required, which I think is fair. Most of you are already buying somethi Bob L. Dec 23, 2015 2:44 PM
Holiday Schedule - We will have no Thursday meetups on Thursday the 24th and 31st. We will have Tuesday meetups on the 22nd and 29th. The first meetups of the new year will be January 5th and 7th. We will talk about Ponderers Cafe, what you like a Bob L. Dec 18, 2015 4:41 PM
Directions To The Block - The Block Off Biltmore is located at 39 South Market Street in downtown Asheville at the corner of Eagle And South Market in the YMI Building. Free parking is available in the lot next to Packs Tavern after 5pm. Please see the photo for more de Bob L. Dec 4, 2015 3:07 PM
Pics from Elizabeth's Party - Some videos from Elizabeth's Birthday Bash!­v6l4gnrr2zd8/AADBqtC3skku5crY3­6oEZvDqa?dl=0 Bob L. Nov 23, 2015 9:45 PM
Happy Thanksgiving - A reminder that there will be no meetup on Thanksgiving day. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday.   Bob Bob L. Nov 20, 2015 9:43 PM
Keldwyn - Keldwyn is having some health problems - v ertigo, nausea, waves of unpredictable dizziness - and can't drive. She needs a ride to and from her physical therapist possibly Monday or Tuesday. She also needs a ride Wednesda Bob L. Nov 15, 2015 4:39 PM
The Block Off Biltmore - This is a link to the event I talked about on Thursday. This space is the remodeled Eagle St Coffee Shop. Hope to see some of you there.   http://us10.campaign-archive2.­com/?u=88242f4b18bf701102a257c­32&id=26e779f3ea&e=c67­c854ce Bob L. Nov 14, 2015 9:39 PM
Lost Bracelet - A bracelet was found after the Tuesday meetup on Oct. 22. If you lost a bracelet, please send me a message or email with the description. It's also possible that it was the prior Tuesday. Bob Bob L. Sep 30, 2015 5:12 PM
Americans Who Tell The Truth Exhibit - There might be a misconception about this exhibit. There is a $10 donation expected from everyone who attends, and I hope all of you do attend. The exhibit is worth at least twice that much and you shouldn't hesitate to attend. Ponderers Cafe sponsored Bob L. Sep 28, 2015 1:49 PM
Newcomers - Since Tuesday night is much smaller on average, it might be a good place for newcomers to try out their pondering skills. You will be welcome with open arms. Bob Bob L. Sep 14, 2015 4:17 PM
Meetup details changed: Ponderers Cafe - Flirting - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­sCafe/events/225126950/ When : Thursday, September 10, 201 Bob L. Sep 5, 2015 6:02 PM
Meetup details changed: Ponderers Cafe - Flirting - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­sCafe/events/225126912/ When : Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Bob L. Sep 5, 2015 5:57 PM
Dennys II Followup - I meant to include a request that you at the very least buy a beverage. Bob P.S. - Thanks to those who gave input. Bob L. Aug 24, 2015 8:48 PM
Dennys II - After speaking with the manager today, I was assured that last weeks discussion with the waitress was a misunderstanding and she was not authorized to speak for management. It would still behoove us to Bob L. Aug 24, 2015 8:46 PM
Dennys - This is for anyone who attends the Tuesday night meetup. Denny's is requesting that at least 50% of us buy food on any given night. This was never my understanding when we first talked to them and I'm hoping to talk to the manager before Tuesdays meetu Bob L. Aug 23, 2015 8:56 PM
Tuesday Night Ponderers - I'm pleased to announce that we have a new "home" for Tuesday Night Ponderers. The Denny's at Regent Park ( see the meetup for directions) has graciously allowed us to use their space for our meetups. As you know, we have had great difficulty i Bob L. Jul 17, 2015 1:22 PM
Some THoughts - There has been a disturbing trend lately of people either canceling at the last minute or not showing up at all. I fully understand if you are sick or an emergency arises which I hope is the case, but this trend has to stop. We almost always have peopl Bob L. Jun 1, 2015 1:51 PM
Meetup details changed: Aaron Kleiber - Comedy at the Millroom - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­sCafe/events/222595153/ When : Saturday, May 30,[masked]:00 Bob L. May 18, 2015 10:04 PM
Some Thoughts - From time to time, situations come up in the group that need to be addressed. What I say in front the group is meant for the group and not addressed to any individual. I see upwards of 40 people a week and I don't single people out. I am not perfect, Bob L. May 4, 2015 5:01 PM
Location, Location, Location - As we continue to search for a new home, I urge you to keep up with the changes as they happen, which may be often and rapid. I will post and email any changes to location as they happen, but it is up to you to stay abreast of these changes. Check your Bob L. Mar 27, 2015 3:42 PM
Meetup at Rae's - I see that some have offered ride sharing and I hope more of you (especially Thurs.) will take advantage of that. Also, if you have a folding camp chair, please bring that as well. We will improvise and adapt! Bob Bob L. Mar 9, 2015 3:49 PM
Benefit for Teresa - Tonight at 7pm at the coffee shop. Those who would like to help out, here is your opportunity. Bob L. Feb 27, 2015 10:04 AM
Tonight's Pondering - There WILL be pondering tonight. Come if you can. Bob L. Feb 26, 2015 2:16 PM
Thursday Night - There is again a real chance that the weather will conspire against us Thursday. If the roads are clear, we will have pondering. I will keep a close watch to see if I have to cancel. Stay safe and warm. Bob Bob L. Feb 25, 2015 3:03 PM
Ponderers Cafe Update - There will be pondering tonight , although I certainly understand if you can't make it.   We are zeroing in on a new location and I hope to finalize it this week. Schedule so far for the next 2 weeks: We Bob L. Feb 24, 2015 10:39 AM
Thursday Night - Since the weather forecast, if anything, is getting worse, i.e. bitter cold, I will be canceling this week's Ponderers and moving them to next week. So, we will be doing the 5 agreements wrap up next week. If all goes well, I will just change the date Bob L. Feb 17, 2015 9:28 PM
This Week in Pondering - I am officially cancelling tonight's meetup Tues 2-17! Also, there is a real possibility that I will also cancel Thursday night was well. Stay tuned! Bob Bob L. Feb 17, 2015 10:19 AM
Weather Cancellation - There is a real possibility that Tues. night and possibly Thurs. night may be cancelled due to weather problems. I should know by tonight (about Tues.) and will keep everyone informed. The search goes on for a new home.   Bob Bob L. Feb 16, 2015 1:50 PM
Valentines Day - Because you have the biggest hearts that I know, I thank my fellow Ponderers and wish you a Happy Valentines Day!   Bob L. Feb 14, 2015 3:46 PM
Eagle Street - Dear Bob, My rent was due yesterday and the money is just not in my bank account. I borrowed $750.00 to pay the rent last month and would need to borrow that amount again in order to pay for February. The YMI has graciously allowed Bob L. Feb 6, 2015 5:07 PM
The Five Agreements - As always, the response to this is overwhelming. There are still openings for Tuesday night, but we already have a growing wait list for Thursday. Please don't wait until the last minute to change your RSVP if you can't make it and please don't be a no Bob L. Jan 11, 2015 12:12 PM
Referral - We have a member who is looking for a competent personal injury lawyer. If anyone has a referral, please email back with their contact info. Bob Bob L. Dec 19, 2014 3:35 PM
Ponderers Business - As an update, and to clarify There will be Pondering on Dec. 16, 18, and 23, to finish out the year. I am taking the week beginning Dec. 28 off to be with family and for a needed break. Since the holidays are falling on Thursday this year, the Bob L. Dec 12, 2014 10:00 PM
The Five Agreements - Since the holidays are falling on Thursday this year, the first full week of Ponderers will be Jan. 6 & 8 and we will be discussing Ponderers itself. What you like or not and any suggestions for the new year.   We will begin the ye Bob L. Nov 21, 2014 4:23 PM
Holidays - Just a reminder that there will be no Pondering on Thanksgiving day as well as Christmas and New Years day as they fall on a Thursday this year. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Bob Bob L. Nov 21, 2014 4:12 PM
RSVP - Each Meetup goes active (meaning you can RSVP) at 5 pm on every Friday. This gives everyone an equal chance to RSVP. Some mobile phones with the meetup app do not respond the same as going directly to the meetup site in a Bob L. Oct 21, 2014 3:58 PM
Tuesday 10-14 - The weather is a little sketchy but should be better by Meetup time. Just letting you know that we will be meeting tonight. Bob L. Oct 14, 2014 1:08 PM
Message Boards and Emails - There has been a trend on our message boards and email of making things personal, of addressing an issue to a person instead of the group.. We never make it personal in our groups, and it will not be tolerated online in any form. This is now a ru Bob L. Apr 24, 2014 2:14 PM
Pondering Changes - As most of you are aware there have been some changes in Ponderers Cafe over the past few months leading to some instability in the group. As many of you also know, Ponders has been my love and passion for the last 22 months that I have been a co Bob L. Apr 23, 2014 12:45 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes ~ and some broader reflections - Thank you, I wondered what the heck I was getting into.  I will try Wednesday or Thursday night.  On Apr 22,[masked]:42 AM, "Cynthia Sampson" < [address removed] Christine Apr 22, 2014 12:08 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes ~ and some broader reflections - Cynthia, Your email is perfect! I love it because I fee Bill P. Apr 22, 2014 11:02 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes ~ and some broader reflections - Cynthia S. Apr 22, 2014 10:51 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes ~ and some broader reflections - Cynthia S. Apr 22, 2014 10:41 AM
All your messages - Maybe, it's time to get a life. Elaine K Apr 22, 2014 10:08 AM
RE: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Wow! I'm embarrassed by the public allegations masquerading as facts. Perhaps we need to ponder civility. -----Original Message----- From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Chris and Bruce Howell Kevin T G. Apr 22, 2014 7:24 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Food For Thought: I haven't come to one of your meetings, mostly because they were so full, I was always too late to get a seat. I hoped to make it sometime soon. Perhaps you need to have a new rule about confronting people on e-mail. Seems pret Chris and Bruce H. Apr 21, 2014 10:56 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Ok Bill I respect you and I explained my beef in a previous reply. All I want is her finally explaining her agenda. I'll gladly step off now having said what I felt I must but if others need clarification I'll give it to them. I will privately Marty Apr 21, 2014 10:53 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Zahra, Its nice that Somra told you but it would have been nice if she told the rest of us too. I am not sure why you and your friend feel the coffee shop should be free but unfortunately policies like that, as awesome as they sound, usually mean Marty Apr 21, 2014 10:47 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Marty, Even though I do not go to the Tuesday night Ponderers (out of choice, I like to stay home some nights) I knew months ago that the position Somra took was temporary. Please allow me to point out that some comments should be said in private, face Bill P. Apr 21, 2014 10:37 PM
RE: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - The important thing to keep in mind is that all the moderators are volunteering their time. I was always aware that Somra's role was temporary so I'm not sure why you missed that. As for dictatorial, that is not at all what I experienced at any of the me Zahra L. Apr 21, 2014 10:18 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Somra To my knowledge there has never been a previous announcement that your position was temporary. It would have been helpful to know, so the search for a long term moderator could have continued. To not announce your departure, which you now s Marty Apr 21, 2014 9:07 PM
Tuesday Night Changes [TIME SENSITIVE] - Hello Ponderers, Spring has sprung and many folks have a lot going on. (The weather's been gorgeous, and I don't blame ya one bit for wanting to be out and about in it!) Between that and the new cafe fees, attendance has been lower than usual i Sara Apr 21, 2014 5:05 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Wednesday Night - Wed nights are bad for me & you guys are to far away now for me to walk anymore sorry > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Bob Leary > Sent: 04/20/14 12:16 PM > To: [address removed] > Subject: [PonderersCafe] Wednesday Night > Christina V. Apr 21, 2014 9:38 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Wednesday Night - Yer funny :^) On Apr 20,[masked]:16 PM, "Bob Leary" < [address removed] > wrote: user 1. Apr 20, 2014 4:34 PM
Wednesday Night - Just a reminder that we still have a meetup on Wed. nights. It's not that I don't like my own company, it's just that pondering works better when it's out loud and I get strange looks when I talk to myself out loud. Oh, and we're giving away free Ferra Bob L. Apr 20, 2014 12:16 PM
Fw: - Mark B. Apr 18, 2014 1:53 AM
Fw: [address removed] - Mark B. Apr 8, 2014 2:44 PM
Mailing List vs. Discussion Group - The Mailing List is only used for Ponderers Cafe business. Please do not use it for anything else, that is what the Discussion Group is for. Please post in the Discussion Group. You can set your preferences to receive or not receive items that are post Bob L. Apr 3, 2014 1:36 PM
RE: [PonderersCafe] Remind me again! - Kevin T G. Apr 3, 2014 12:06 PM
Remind me again! - user 6. Apr 3, 2014 11:06 AM
Insight into foster care and adoption - Warninng: This may touch your heart. user 6. Apr 3, 2014 11:01 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Fwd: [New post] AWAKENING TO THE POWER OF WORDS - Thank you Cynthia for your beautiful and insightfull quotes--Jacquie -----Original Message----- From: Cynthia Samp Jacquie Mar 31, 2014 9:56 PM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Fwd: [New post] AWAKENING TO THE POWER OF WORDS - Cynthia S. Mar 31, 2014 1:20 PM
Fwd: [New post] AWAKENING TO THE POWER OF WORDS - From our own Georganne Spruce. Thank you Georganne. :0) -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [New post] AWAKENING TO THE POWER OF WORDS From: Awakening to the Dance <[address removed]> To: mspeg78@ user 6. Mar 31, 2014 11:10 AM
These Are Photos Of Childrens Bedrooms. But They Represent Something Much, Much More. -­llison-where-children-sleep/ user 6. Mar 30, 2014 7:49 AM
Different pondering styles -­ounty/2014/03/28/ Marty Mar 28, 2014 9:58 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Another email from M&A - On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Betsye Lhuillier < [address removed] > wrote: Betsye L. Mar 27, 2014 10:45 AM
"Coincidences" by Elliot Margolies found on - user 6. Mar 27, 2014 9:38 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Another email from M&A - This is great, isn't it? I did sign up. Thank you, Peg Brl Betsye L. Mar 27, 2014 9:23 AM
Another email from M&A - This one had some good reminders for me. So if this could be helpful for for anyone else, I send it on: user 6. Mar 27, 2014 9:09 AM
Weather & tonight's Ponderer's Cafe w/ Somra - Hello Tuesday night Ponderers! I'm writing on behalf of Somra about tonight's meetup.   The forecast for this evening doesn't look too bad - a little snow, wind and potentially some black ice.  We've certainly me Maggie T. Mar 25, 2014 4:18 PM
Minimum Purchase effective starting tonight! - Hello Ponderers! After a bunch of polling, emailing and discussion, I've decided that we are going to give the $3 minimum purchase a try at Teresa's coffee shop.  So beginning tonight, if you attend Ponderer's Cafe events at the Eagle Street C Maggie T. Mar 25, 2014 4:10 PM
Full credit to Marc and Angel - Five Signs It's Time To Let Go user 6. Mar 25, 2014 10:47 AM
Re: [PonderersCafe] Another mandatory reading for Ponderer's Cafe Members - sorry... - I know that I average more than $4 in beverages, and I always tip, but I rarely eat anything there because, Tris M. Mar 22, 2014 10:00 PM

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