Regular readers will remember that I put out a call a while ago for Orthosphereans to organize into small, decentralized offline groupuscles. (That post, by the way, has now been moved to a page.) While the initial response was good, I’ve since gotten relatively little feedback on whether any meetings were ever organized anywhere. Therefore, I was happy when one of our contacts, who has requested that her name and location be kept anonymous, recently sent me this note:
Just thought you’d like to know that we have now formed a small group in [REDACTED].
There are 4 of us, and we have met 3 times – we meet on the first Saturday of the month.
The purpose of our meetings are threefold: Study, reading /discussion and social interaction. So far we have read Rupert Sheldrakes ‘The Presence of the Past’, have begun a discussion on virtue ethics, and I am preparing a list and description of our ‘enemies’ tactics so that we can identify them as they happen in real time (which is often tricky as it happens so fast!). This is based partly on a piece that was in the Orthosphere.
So we are up and running and welcome new members should there be enquiries.
Many thanks for making this possible. It is making a big difference in my life and I think it is time for this sort of thing to be happening – so again many thanks.
On another topic, I’ve been quite busy recently, hence my disappearance from cyberspace. While I’ll now begin posting sporadically again, and while the Reactionary Composer of the Week feature will probably make a return soon, posting will probably remain spotty for some time. (Thankfully, though, there are ten other bloggers to pick up the slack.)