The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half-century.

  • Date: Every Sunday
  • Time: 9-10:15 am
  • Location: Fireside Room
  • Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
  • Contact: Bob Greene and Susan Owicki (

Forum Discussion Guidelines

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 02/23/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for April,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 03/01/2020Forum – Our Foreign Policy Toward Iran,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 03/08/2020Forum – Chinese Expansion,

    Discussion Leader: Warren Schmidt

  • 03/15/2020Forum – How do You Define Personal Success?,

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 03/22/2020Forum – How to Determine Truth,

    Discussion Leader: no leader

  • 03/29/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for May,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 04/05/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 04/12/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 04/19/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 04/26/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 02/16/2020 – Forum – “Blue Mind,” How Water Affects Us ,

    Discussion Leader: Kay Culpepper
    The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

  • 02/09/2020 – Forum – Sleep and Health ,

    Discussion Leader: Eric Bier

  • 02/02/2020 – Forum – When Are We Old Enough to Die?,

    Discussion Leader: Tom Parker
    Tom will use Barbara Ehrenreich’s book “Natural Causes” as a point of departure for the discussion.

  • 01/26/2020 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 01/19/2020 – Forum – Review of 2019,

    Discussion Leader: Jerry Strom

  • 01/12/2020 – Forum – Common Truths and Values in the U.S.,

    Discussion Leader: Peggy Marks

  • 01/05/2020 – Forum – Back from the Brink – Reducing Nuclear Weapons Risk,

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

  • 12/29/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for February,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 12/22/2019 – Forum – Sobering Army Report on Climate Change,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 12/15/2019 – Forum – A Wealth Tax?,

    Discussion Leader(s): Cecil Bridges and/or Jerry Strom

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