ODAAT overtaking 5 year plans in Texas:

Friday, June 24, 2022

 

Suggest a topic at Socrates Cafe tonight? Why?

 If you are curious about what others think and are open to share your thoughts and ask questions, you might find attending a Socrates Cafe once a week is don't miss for you. If not, if you have it figured out, probably wouldn't be helpful to you.

Sometime I don't really know what I'm thinking until I share it with someone.  Best way to decide? Attend once or twice. Check it out now, it's free and open to all. 

If you have any question about it call me, I might miss your text.

John Wren Landline (303)861-1447 Cell (720)495-4949 after you call 911.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Would you read free copy of tomorrow's New York Times posted here.

https://twitter.com/SocratesCafes/status/1537984439128535041?s=20&t=M6XBsyguTFGEmPO7VFOSrg

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Free! My new Personal Meditation Guide:

Monday, June 13, 2022

Faculty Club

Join us as a visitor, we meet each Monday and Friday at 12 noon Denver MDT (click here.) New! Faculty Clubhouse under construction. See 3637 E. Jewell in Denver, just down the street from our Small Business Chamber of Commerce World Headquarters, 1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501 which is right by RTD University Station. Watch for more info soon on our UNDERCONSTRUCTION website (Click here.) Wanted: Volunteers for clubhouse management, ideal for retired couple. For more info, call me (303)861-1447

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

"Our Great Purpose-- Adam Smith on Living A Better Life."

This could make a very, very good topic for a Socrates Cafe. If you watch this and then are willing to be our lead share at an Online Socrates Cafe, please call me and let's set a date, ok? Have another book you'd like to do the same thing with, please call me if you want it announced in a media release, or just rsvp and mentioin it in an rsvp comment. https://www.c-span.org/video/?476237-1/our-great-purpose

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Thanks Tom for lighting so many candles!

Monday, May 16, 2022

LISTEN, lots of great topics for a Socrates Cafe.

At a Crossroads | Jordan B. Peterson | 2022 Commencement Address

Friday, May 06, 2022

Big. news for my friend Mr. White. Have you read his new book?

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Dustin Hoffman: Daydreaming is the Beginning of Invention

2nd week of test, can we hear from you? Post suggestion for topic here before 6:30 p.m. meeting. Just had this idea, let's try it today, ok? As I hope you know, Online Socrates Cafe meetings are held each Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and 1st Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Denver Mountain Daylight Time. More info about the Socrates Cafe Society and a link to the platform for that session is posted for those who rsvp. At the start of each meeting we choose a topic, then we share our own ideas and ask each other questions. Here's the new idea: anyone who would like to suggest a topic after they rsvp will be encouraged to do so, perhaps right here as a comment. We will discuss this at tonight's meeting, I hope you'll join us. And if you have a topic you'd like to suggest, please go ahead and post it here now. John Landline (303)861-1447, leave message. Cell (720)495-4949, no messages. ps Please rsvp yes or no each week, ok? www.Meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Society

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

New! Post suggestion for topic here before 6:30 p.m. meeting.

Just had this idea, let's try it today, ok?

As I hope you know, Online Socrates Cafe meetings are held each Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and 1st Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Denver Mountain Daylight Time. More info about the Socrates Cafe Society and a link to the platform for that session is posted for those who rsvp. 

At the start of each meeting we choose a topic, then we share our own ideas and ask each other questions. 

Here's the new idea: anyone who would like to suggest a topic after they rsvp will be encouraged to do so, perhaps right here as a comment. We will discuss this at tonight's meeting, I hope you'll join us. And if you have a topic you'd like to suggest, please go ahead and post it here now. 

John
Landline (303)861-1447, leave message.
Cell (720)495-4949, no messages.

ps Please rsvp yes or no each week, ok?  

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Why can't we all just get along?

Tolstoy believed happiness is possible on earth only when all men shall accomplish it. Its corner-stone is the Sermon on the Mount, whose essential teaching Tolstoy expresses in five commandments: "1. Do not be angry. "2. Do not commit adultery. "3. Do not take oaths. "4. Do not resist evil by evil. "5. Be no man's enemy." This is the negative part of the doctrine; the positive portion is contained in this single commandment: "Love God, and thy neighbour as thyself."

Saturday, April 16, 2022

From the 1976 movie Network:Howard Beale, "I'm mad as hell, not going to take it any more."

Denver Online With www.JohnWren.com: From the 1976 movie Network: Howard Beale: I don'...: From the 1976 movie Network: Howard Beale : I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depres...

Enjoy good conversation?

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Karl Deisseroth: Depression, Schizophrenia, and Psychiatry | Lex Fridman...

Happy birthday Tom Morris! @TomVMorris

Saturday, April 09, 2022

From the 1976 movie Network:Howard Beale:

Denver Online With www.JohnWren.com: From the 1976 movie Network: Howard Beale: I don'...: From the 1976 movie Network: Howard Beale : I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depres...

Monday, April 04, 2022

Feeling down and out, this renews, I go on my way...

Clutter and chaos fill me, then I listen to this and am renewed, this morning and nearly every morning : www.Pray-As-You-Go.org Thanks UK Jesuits!

Friday, April 01, 2022

Why worry?

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Start a new Socrates Cafe, I'll help you, here's how:

Monday, March 21, 2022

"Buy you books and buy you books, and all you do is eat the covers."

 

What's ahead of us? Watch this from SXSW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VraDl8Gbbks 

A Chorus of Voices: The Reception History of the Parables: A Lenten Meditation.

A Chorus of Voices: The Reception History of the Parables: A Lenten Meditation in NCR: The Way of the Cross f...:   This article is not about a parable, but I want to share it on this blog. The article is found in today's issue of The National Cathol...

Sunday, March 20, 2022

"Time Management" topic for Socrates Cafe, rsvp now.

Do You Really Want What God Wants? — Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermon

Saturday, March 19, 2022

" What is Your Philosophy of Religion?" Topic for Socrates Cafe tonight? Or Tuesday? Or... ?

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Join me tonight? Or any Saturday? Or Tuesday?

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

A way to access deep inner wisdom. logos, check it out:

Personal Meditation Guide: https://books.apple.com/us/book/personal-meditation-guide/id1531538979

Saturday, March 05, 2022

NEVER START ALONE.

Where were you in 1991?

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Join new peer advisory group now forming.

March 3, 2022

Life's too short for any of us to learn from just our own mistakes!

Friends, (and friends of friends, I hope!)

Will you help me?

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg: Meta, Facebook, Instagram, and the Metaverse | Lex Frid...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

WSJ, for better or worse, inspired me to start writing a book.

 When the Wall Street Journal decided it didn't want to hear my ideas about podcasts after I'd listened to their new one as they requested, this is what I started, to be called "Who is John Wren," inspired by the husband of my mother's cousin "Curly" who put out large ashtrays in public places like the airport with "Who is Leo 'Curly' Smith," in large letters with his phone number. 

This is what I just wrote, 

Who is John S. Wren?


John S Wren, often starts, never finished, I urge others to "Just Start" too, (see HBR Press), first father and friend, friend, fan of: Socrates, Jesus Christ, Ben Franklin, Malcolm Knowles, Fag Foster, and Janet Wren. Founder SBCC, IDEA Cafe. Go!

This morning the Wall Street Journal asked for my opinion about their new podcasts, ok said I, found the Larry Summers interview, who said exactly Fag Foster, who taught at the University of Denver, who left us his class notes and publications online, he says, to take in financial forecasts first, funnier than the funnies, always say the same thing: "The economy may go down, it may go up, or it may stay about the same" and it's funny because they have to come up with a new way to say it every day!

After the 30 minute podcast ended, on to www.WSJ.com/survey as instructed, and up popped the first question, "tell us something about yourself, which I did, it disappeared, and they asked again, "tell us something about yourself," which I did again, but this time copying the words, which you see above, the process then repeated once more, resulting in:


Who is John S Wren? Oldest of 3, fan of few, friend of many, responded to a Southern Baptist alter call when 9, father of son who did the same, 3 daughters, grandfather of 5, founder  SBCC, IDEA Cafe, Socrates Cafe Society., 

WSJ just emailed my comments back? Why? See my next post here later today.

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