Inauguration Saturday Salons

Nov 14

Inauguration Saturday Salons

AMERICANS ARE EITHER DANCING IN THE STREETS, or marching down them. It is no secret we are deeply divided. You either think we’re losing all the ground we gained in the last 50 years:  women’s rights, immigration, trade, and beginning to protect the environment, or you think it’s about damn time someone said they were going to bring back...

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The Luxury of Luxury

Aug 14

The Luxury of Luxury

MANY CHILDREN ARE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY in our nation. Knowing this, is it morally ethical for us to host big, expensive weddings for our children, go on vacation, or even go to a movie or buy new shoes? Where do we draw the line? What is our social responsibility to other human beings? Do we have the luxury of luxury?             Throw this question into...

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How to Beat the Bad Guys

Jun 26

How to Beat the Bad Guys

OPENING A NEWSPAPER IS A DANGEROUS THING TO DO before I’ve had my coffee. Wars, corruption, starvation, more war, willfully ignorant idiots with a pulse and a government office. All that is weak and evil in the human species is on display on page one. Where is the good? Where is the hope? If you begin to despair and feel so overwhelmed you don’t  know...

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Summer BBQ Saturday Salon

Jun 03

Summer BBQ Saturday Salon

If you’re thinking of hosting a Saturday Salon, combine it with a summer BBQ, then throw these questions in the hat to get things started. Aim for a mix of serious, personal, political, and religious – explore this site to learn more about how to have deep, satisfying conversations without fighting or losing your sense of humor! Pragmatist or Idealist?...

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Nice or Necessary?

Feb 07

Nice or Necessary?

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A LARGE ANIMAL IN THE WILD that really had an impact on you? How important is it that we create and keep wild spaces for large animals? Is it just nice to have wild animals around, or necessary to our survival? Narrowing that choice down a bit more, is it necessary to our souls or spirits, or just our physical survival?  This Saturday...

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Bernie or Hillary?

Jan 26

Bernie or Hillary?

ARE YOU AS TORN AS I AM about whether to vote for someone whose ideals you cherish, or someone you think is not only electable, but may get SOME of the things you want done, while making sure current ground gained is not eroded? If you’re a Democrat, we’re talking about Bernie and Hillary, if you’re Republican, Donald Trump and Mark Rubio or Ted...

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