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Re: [Progressive-Singles-SF-Bay-Area] Question on discussion topic at potluck/houseparty at private home in Oakland Hills - Sunday, July 18

From: Peter C.
Sent on: Friday, July 9, 2010 8:32 AM
Sumi:

Your compromise proposal is Soloman-like in its wisdom. There can be
more than one discussion at a dinner party, which will generally break
down into sub-groups anyway. Perhaps at the dinner party you could
announce places for people to gather for discussions of various
subjects, and the discussions and groupings can be organic from there.

Peter


On 7/8/10, Sumi <[address removed]> wrote:
>  Hi Everyone,
>
>  I truly appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts on how we should shape our
> potluck time together.  From the email thread, there seems to be interest in
> more general discussion, perhaps touching on topics of sustainability and
> consciousness in how we lead our lives - very relevant I agree.  And some
> members are clearly interested in more focused discussions on some topics
> that can be challenging.
>
>  At this point, I'm inclined to leave things for the upcoming 7/18 meetup as
> I originally characterized it - which is a chance to meet each other
> informally, with of course the option of discussing any of the topics we
> feel like.  I will at least have us do some introductions, maybe through a
> game (we had fun with that before, but I'd probably pick some other games
> this time).  I would love to hear the thinking behind some of the comments
> about sustainability, etc., so let's talk at the potluck, and whoever wants
> to join can.
>
>  One last thought, if any of you would like to propose a meetup - maybe
> combined with a theme discussion, let me know!  We can discuss how to design
> it, maybe post it as an idea, etc. - I'm open.  (And again I'm really
> appreciative of all the thought that everyone has contributed to this.
> Clearly a group of dedicated individuals.)
>
>  Thanks again,
>
>  Sumi
>
>
> > Subject: Re: [Progressive-Singles­-SF-Bay-Area] Question
> on discussion topic at potluck/houseparty at private home in Oakland Hills -
> Sunday, July 18
> > From: [address removed]
> > To: [address removed]
> > Date: Thu, 8 Jul[masked]:27:01 -0400
>
> >
> > I agree with Adam, except that I would like it to be even more relevant:
> > 7,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day, the largest demographic
> > ever. We have changed just about everything else, and now it is time
> > for us to consider the second half of our lives. I would love to have
> > a meetup potluck on being conscious in what we create,
> >
> > I tried to sign up, but got signed up for the Meetup on the 9th
> > instead, when I have a prior engagement, and now the system won't let
> > me undo it or sign up for the 18th.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> >
> > On 7/8/10, Mr A. Phipps <[address removed]> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi, I am new to the community, and my question is honest. Are we really
> to
> > > be discussing flash/smash/tooth & nail issues that everybody may have a
> > > really strong opinion and get angry about - didn?t someone say to avoid
> > > coversations of politics and religion? I want to talk about your
> thoughts
> > > on the Impressionism exhibit at De Young, the viability of biomass
> energy,
> > > does California need a high-speed train - stuff like this that I don?t
> > > people will get so angry about. And that's my idea.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Adam
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Wendy <[address removed]> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > For this and future gatherings, I am less interested in a seminar than
> a
> > > setting where people can informally exchange ideas on one or more topics
> as
> > > they are so moved to do so--maybe drift in and out of various
> conversations
> > > taking place. Some people may just want to chat, rather than discuss
> > > formally, depending on their moods that day. My impression is that there
> > > are already established local activist groups for Progressive issues,
> and
> > > those groups fill the need for in-depth discussions.
> > > >
> > > > Also, when there is a formally structured discourse, it's important to
> > > have a facilitator (with ground rules) to help guide the proceedings so
> > > that, for instance, one person with a strong personality and empassioned
> > > opinions does not hijack the discussion or squelch the exchange of
> ideas.
> > > That sounds more like work than play; and I'm coming to play 'n munch
> with
> > > Folks Like Me...and maybe get some leads on upcoming seminars/gatherings
> > > where people with strong personalities and empassioned opinions are
> > > applauded. :-)
> > > >
> > > > Bottom line: would prefer an atmosphere that's more cafe than
> classroom.
> > > >
> > > > Wendy
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original message -----
> > > > From: "Sumi" <[address removed]>
> > > > To:
> [address removed]
> > > >
> > > > Date: Thu, 8 Jul[masked]:20:43 -0400
> > > > Subject: [Progressive-Singles­-SF-Bay-Area] Question
> on
> > > discussion topic at potluck/houseparty at private home in Oakland Hills
> -
> > > Sunday, July 18
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Everyone,
> > > > One of our members has suggested that we pick a topic to discuss at
> the
> > > MeetUp. He suggested the following possible topics:
> > > > * the oil spill in the gulf
> > > > *Israeli and Palestinians
> > > > * backlash against illegal immigrants.
> > > > Would others be interested in this?
> > > >
> > > > Let me know, or if you have another burning topic you'd like to hear
> > > others' thoughts on and discuss. Open to your thoughts -
> > > > Thanks -
> > > >
> > > > Sumi
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Potluck/houseparty at private home ?
> > > >
> > > > I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
> > > >
> > >
> http://www.meetup...­
> > > >
> > > > When: Sunday, July 18,[masked]:00 PM
> > > >
> > > > Where:
> > > > Michael's house
> > > > address to be provided after rsvp
> > > > Oakland, CA 94601
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > >
> > > > You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer"
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> > > on Meetup:
> > >
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