I must give a plug to an organization I’ve joined here in Central Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Nonbelievers. Last night I was invited to speak to them at their monthly meeting, and for a free meal, I agreed. Actually, I would have done it without the fine culinary compensation, as I found the meeting to be pleasantly enjoyable, and the members quite congenial, despite my initial trepidation brought on by irrational stage fright. I’m used to speaking in a courtroom, or arguing cases before a panel of judges, but addressing a crowd, albeit as cozy and intimate as this was, tucked into the back room of a local restaurant, was still a new experience. But in the end I’m glad they asked me, as I discovered that as long as I’m talking about something I’m qualified to talk about (in this case – me), the term “verbal diarrhea” actually has personal meaning. I needed the humbling experience. It’s good for my
So I’m adding them to my blog-roll, a deficiency I should have corrected years ago, for cris’sake, since I’ve been blogging here in Central Pennsyltucky for over 3 years. According to their map, they cut a wide swath across south central Pennsylvania – all the way from Franklin Country through Cumberland, Dauphin, Northumberland, York, Lebanon, Lancaster and Berks counties.
They seem to do a lot of good work, while engendering quite a bit of religious ire, (so they must be doing something good).
Check them out, if you’re from around here.