Conversation vs Debate

Nov 30

Conversation vs Debate

SAM HARRIS puts it all out there to prove the point that conversation is more valuable than debate. Those of you who have hosted or attended one, that’s what SATURDAY SALONs are all about. The first few minutes of this clip pertain to this important point. The remainder of the clip is valuable for Sam Harris’ honest self-reflection and how difficult true...

Read More

Should Kids Play with Robots?

Nov 27

Should Kids Play with Robots?

SEEMS AN INNOCUOUS ACTIVITY – kids play with other inanimate objects. They talk to their stuffed animals, rock their dolls, build forts, pretend to be moms, dads, warriors, and super heroes. How are robots any different? Toss this question into the hat at your next SATURDAY SALON and you’ll get some interesting answers. Every other toy a child has depends...

Read More

Is it Too Late?

Oct 20

Is it Too Late?

WILL CHECKS AND BALANCES PROTECT US from political collapse, or is it already too late? Does it matter who is in the White House? Whether you host a Political Saturday Salon or not, there is always room in the hat for a question or two about what effect we have in our world. And if we don’t think our vote matters….what are we going to do about it? Bookmar

Read More

A Good Education

Jul 23

A Good Education

A GOOD EDUCATION Our parents insisted on it. We go into debt for it, but what is it? In this era of Common Core, student loans, and the shrinking job market, what constitutes a good education? Throw this question in the hat at your next Saturday Salon – strong opinions will abound and lead to discussions on everything from states’ rights to whether the...

Read More

Think About It…

Jul 11

Think About It…

IMAGINE… YOU ARE IN THE BOX… Family, friends, coworkers and neighbors are about to arrive for your service. What would they say about you? Pop this question into the hat and you’ll make some people uncomfortable. That’s OK. Saturday Salons have their light moments, but we also host them to remind us to stop and think. Are we living our lives...

Read More

Sacred Spaces

May 24

Sacred Spaces

WHAT IS SACRED SPACE? The concept of sacred space can be approached from many perspectives, leads to deeper thinking and feeling, and so makes a great well from which to draw questions for the Saturday Salon hat: Where is your sacred space? If you don’t have one, why? Is sacred space a place God dwells and humans should not enter? Is sacred space a place you go...

Read More