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Greetings Chestertonians!

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.  July readings are as follows:

32. Turning Inside Out (Fancies vs. Fads, 1923)

33. On Turnpikes and Mediævalism (All I Survey, 1933)
34. The Drift from Domesticity (The Thing, 1929) 
 If you aren’t currently receiving our emails, please join our list to stay informed of upcoming meetings and events by going here.  You can also like our Facebook page and see updates there.
The location is Mimi’s Cafe in San Jose, in the El Paseo de Saratoga shopping center, at the corner of Saratoga and Campbell Avenues.  If you let the greeters at the front know you’re there for a book club meeting they will direct you to our table.
Please reply back to the email list (preferable) or in the combox below (also okay) for headcount purposes.
If there are any last minute issues, my cell phone is 408-772-6185.

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Greetings Chestertonians!

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.  October readings are as follows: On GargoylesThe Fading Fireworks and The Furrows.  I’m not looking at the book at the moment, so depending on the length and “meat” of these essays, it’s possible we’ll only get through two.

 If you aren’t currently receiving our emails, please join our list to stay informed of upcoming meetings and events by going here.  You can also like our Facebook page and see updates there.
We will be testing out a new location for a month or two to see how it works for people.
The location is Mimi’s Cafe in San Jose, in the El Paseo de Saratoga shopping center, at the corner of Saratoga and Campbell Avenues.  I’ve reserved their meeting room from 7-9 PM.
Please reply back to the email list (preferable) or in the combox below (also okay) for headcount purposes.
If there are any last minute issues, my cell phone is 408-772-6185.

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Hello Chestertonians!

 Don’t forget that there have been a few recent changes–

  • Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month, 7-9 PM, at the Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale
  • Our “basic” book for the foreseeable future will be In Defense of Sanity
  • Typical reading will include one or more essays from In Defense of Sanity, plus additional materials– a book of particular interest, articles on specific topics like GKC’s literary criticism, etc
For April, we’ll be discussing essays 7 & 8, What I Found in My Pocket and On Lying in Bed.  Physical paper copies of the book are strongly encouraged so we can literally all be “on the same page,” as this greatly facilitates the conversation.  

 Finally, please help us spread the word about our little group.  Invite a friend, forward this email to a few acquaintances, put a posting up on a community forum, share on Facebook.

 See you April 13! 


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Hello Chestertonians!
Don’t forget that there have been a few recent changes–
  • Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month, 7-9 PM, at the Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale
  • Our “basic” book for the foreseeable future will be In Defense of Sanity
  • Typical reading will include one or more essays from In Defense of Sanity, plus additional materials– a book of particular interest, articles on specific topics like GKC’s literary criticism, etc…
For March, we’ll be discussing the fifth and sixth essays from In Defense of Sanity. These essays are entitled A Piece of Chalk and What I Found in My Pocket.  Physical paper copies of the book are strongly encouraged so we can literally all be “on the same page,” as this greatly facilitates the conversation.  We will also briefly dip our toes into the waters of Distributism, with this introductory essay in a series from the online journal Ethika Politika.  IF this proves to be a sufficient interest to attendees, we may work our way through the series over the next several months.  Please bring a paper or electronic copy of the essay to the meeting if you can.
Finally, please help us spread the word about our little group.  Invite a friend, forward this email to a few acquaintances, put a posting up on a community forum, share on Facebook.  
See you March 9!  

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Greetings, Bay Area Chestertonians!

After a few months’ hiatus, we are attempting to revive the Bay Area Chesterton Society! We will meet up this first Wednesday of the month, May 7th, at 7:00 PM at Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale.  We will be reading and discussing the ninth and tenth selections from G. K. Chesterton’s collection of essays Tremendous TriflesIn the Place de La Bastille and On Lying in Bed.

New members are always welcome.  Please leave a quick comment in the box if you might come so we get a large enough table.  Reading the selection ahead of time, and bringing a copy with you are helpful, but not required.

Attendees are asked to contribute $1 in monthly dues, which are being saved to bring in a speaker.  If you’ve never eaten at Country Gourmet before, be aware that you place your order up at the front counter, and the staff will bring your food to your table.  So please step up and order upon arrival, then come on over to the table.

If you’re feeling especially ambitious, bring along your favorite Chesterton quote or passage to share!

Please join us!  We’d love to meet you!

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Greetings, Bay Area Chestertonians!

In light of the first Wednesday being New Year’s Day, we will meet up on the second Wednesday of the month, January 8th, at 7:00 PM at Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale.  We will be reading and discussing the seventh and eighth selections from G. K. Chesterton’s collection of essays Tremendous TriflesThe Advantages of Having One Leg and The End of the World.

Normally we meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Country Gourmet. New members are always welcome.  Please leave a quick comment in the box if you might come so we get a large enough table.  Reading the selection ahead of time, and bringing a copy with you are helpful, but not required.

Attendees are asked to contribute $1 in monthly dues, which are being saved to bring in a speaker.  If you’ve never eaten at Country Gourmet before, be aware that you place your order up at the front counter, and the staff will bring your food to your table.  So please step up and order upon arrival, then come on over to the table.

If you’re feeling especially ambitious, bring along your favorite Chesterton quote or passage to share!

Please join us!  We’d love to meet you!

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Greetings, Bay Area Chestertonians!

We will meet up on the SECOND Wednesday of the month, January 8th, at 7:00 PM at Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale.  We will be reading and discussing the seventh and eighth selections from G. K. Chesterton’s collection of essays Tremendous Trifles, The Advantages of Having One Leg and The End of the World.

Normally we meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Country Gourmet. New members are always welcome. A quick RSVP is helpful but not required, as are reading the selection ahead of time, and bringing a copy of the text.

Attendees are asked to contribute $1 in monthly dues, which are being saved to bring in a speaker.  If you’ve never eaten at Country Gourmet before, be aware that you place your order up at the front counter, and the staff will bring your food to your table.  So please step up and order upon arrival, then join us at the table.

If you’re feeling especially ambitious, bring along your favorite Chesterton quote or passage to share!

Please join us!  We’d love to meet you!

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