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Come any time you like and join us for Happy Hour at the Thirsty Lion. If RSVPs are closed please send me a message to let me know you are joining us. Note: Happy hour discounts end at 6 pm.
Our newly formed book club has decided (via a Decision Wheel) to read Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison this month. Below you will find a brief description of this month's book. It is a bit of a lengthy read, approximately 580 pages, so make sure you get an early start. Hope you can join us! Readers are leaders! **Note: Please keep your RSVP current as we have to reserve seating.** Invisible Man is a novel by Ralph Ellison, published by Random House in 1952. The narrator of Invisible Man is a nameless young black man who moves in a 20th-century United States where reality is surreal and who can survive only through pretense. Because the people he encounters "see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination," he is effectively invisible. It addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African Americans early in the twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal identity. Invisible Man won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Invisible Man 19th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
We are going to learn basic training and will be training the dogs
Saturday Bike Rides are easy rides that are more for sightseeing around the Tempe/Scottsdale area than for a workout. We go about 10 mph and ride for about an hour. There are a few hills but nothing that strenuous so don't be worried that you won't be able to keep up. We always go somewhere for lunch during the ride and spend over an hour at our lunch stop chatting and having a couple beers. This is a good way to meet people if you're new to the club. You must go on the bike ride to find out where we are going. I send my address out the day before the bike ride. Note: The map marker is my approximate location by zip code.