I hope this finds you enjoying a restful summer! Hopefully you have time in your (more relaxed) schedule for an evening of conversation and conviviality.
PLEASE NOTE that we are meeting, this month only, on the FIRST MONDAY, August 3, at 7 PM, at the Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale. This schedule tweak accommodates several attendees with conflicts on the normal date. We are currently working our way through “In Defense of Sanity,” which is a fairly recent anthology of essays spanning most of Chesterton’s writing career. The August readings will be 13. The Mad Official and 14. The Mystagogue (both from A Miscellany of Men, 1912). While these are all available in a variety of free formats online, and people are welcome to use them, the physical book does present the advantage of everyone literally being “on the same page” when someone wants to discuss a particular passage.
Since these are both unusually short pieces, the group decided last month to add a third reading in the form of a selection from The Everlasting Man. So in addition to the two short essays, we will be discussing the chapter entitled “The Five Deaths of the Faith.” Again, there are numerous free sources for this reading online, including here.
Please drop a quick line here or back to the list if you plan to be at The County Gourmet Monday night at 7. The address is 1314 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, at the corner of Fremont and Mary. My cell phone in case of any last-minute issues is (408) 772-6185. Hope to see you there!
PS Hopefully everyone has already gotten a short email blast about the upcoming performance at Our Lady of Peace on October 2nd. We can start discussing some of the nitty-gritty details at the meeting. Please aim to be arrive as close to 7 as possible so we have time to catch up, discuss the readings and discuss some of these practical matters.