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Designing the Space You Most Want and Need 

Let’s just call it your….HOME! That was the Design challenge that was happily addressed at the recent Socratic Conversation (5/29) conducted by Ron Gross. Each participant began by identifying four major values which they sought in designing their living space, and then shared one which they felt would be unique in the group – and …

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On Creative Aging 

Creative Aging was the subject of a Socratic Conversation with Ron Gross on Thursday, May 30th.  Participants discussed new ways to thrive and contribute throughout our ever-longer life-spans -- for our parents, our grandparents, and for ourselves -- if we're lucky! Gross began by noting that Socrates himself reached the peak of his powers at …

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Love Now, on Valentine’s Day 

"LOVE Now" was the subject of a Socratic Conversation on Valentine's Day, in which a couple of dozen discussants looked at the topic from as many different angles: romantic love, of course, but also love of country, love of family, love of God, love of humanity, and...yes, love of learning! One participant, noting the …

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What Did You Learn from the Storm? 

As New York continued to struggle with the devastating aftermath of Sandy, participants in the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on November 15th struggled with the learnings emerging from the experience. Photojournalist Diane Cohen  exemplified such learnings: “Finding myself alone in the dark, I began to realize that the independence I had always assumed …

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Laughing Matters! 

Socrates himself found humor so irresistible that he couldn't resist making jokes about his prosecutors and about his Athenian jurors, when he was on trial for his life -- thus getting himself into even more hot water! That observation launched a laugh-filled -- but at times sharply philosophical colloquy -- about humor, at the Socratic Conversation conducted …

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