"I've been attending perhaps 2-3 per year, each, of two local meetings that always happen on the same day of the month, here. I forget, at the moment, exactly what either is called: Humanists and Skeptics. Shoot me your email privately and I…"
"I got an e-mail notifying me of a post by Chris Volkay on this page but I'm not able to see his post here and am unable to go the website he advertised in the post (which was replicated in the e-mail). I also cannot find him among our members.…"
Likely not related--my family has only ever been in Florida(Mother's side) or Alabama(Father's Side), no one has left or moved anywhere else, although, my great-grandmother once lived in New York as a child, she was an immigrant.
Hmmmm - I'm wondering if you've been reading my stuff or just guessing. I went to the International School of Brussels in 67-70. I'm 47. I also went to the International School of Geneva 78-82.
That is Thomas Paine - I live about a mile and a half from his former home in Bordentown, NJ. It took a long time to extrapolate his major contribution to US democracy so that it truly was inclusive - but he was the champion of populist democracy. His idea is that the group can be smarter than any individual within it - which, when there are enough ideologies represented - is being proven scientifically right now.