Members’ Salon

Historically, the salon was a place where people would gather to have intellectual, and often entertaining, discussions in 17th and 18th century France. Notable thinkers would gather at the salon to discuss everything from current news to literature to philosophy. They would exchange ideas with their compatriots in an effort to improve their understanding through dialectic. Even Martha Washington (wife of George) held weekly gatherings where everyone from members of Congress to ordinary citizens were invited to the executive mansion for discussions. Conduct in the salon was expected to be exemplary of polite society and intellectualism.

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Feb 22-27 TOPIC: "Covid-19 Endgame"This Salon discussion will be hosted by special guest, Nick Gibson of "Our Better Selves." Please sign up as a 2ndLook Member to participate.1 Topic · 13 PostsLast post: What are the most pressing issues … · 6 months ago · Nick
Jan 16-22 TOPIC: "Do bad people exist, and if so, what do we do with them as a society?"This Salon discussion will be hosted by special guest, Rev. Janice Hitchcock. Please sign up as a 2ndLook Member to participate.2 Topics · 7 PostsLast post: Are there bad people? · 7 months ago · Quintin Kerby
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Breaking News and Current EventsThis room is to share and discuss breaking news and current events as they're unfolding. The information shared here has not been vetted. Please do your best to share sources that you have found to be reliable. No memes please.7 Topics · 10 PostsLast post: Culture wars · 4 months ago · Shelie Richardson
Throwbacks and Historical References Relevant to TodayThis room is to share and discuss old news and historical references that you find relevant to the events of today. Please note that these sources have not been vetted and understand that opinions among reasonable people may vary.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Solution IdeasThis room is to share ideas you have or have heard of to solve the problems of our time. Find out what others think. Maybe you'll find people here to work with to make it happen! We may write solution spotlights to feature some of the most popular.2 Topics · 4 PostsLast post: Reconciliation: You lost! That's d … · 6 months ago · Quintin Kerby
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