I actually slept until 8am for the first time in a while, and decided to leisurely explore my latest edition of my AARP Magazine. Yes, I'm a card carrying member of the over 50 crowd, and damn proud to be as well! In my readings I was glad to receive confirmation that we still enjoy sex, look for deeper and more meaningful spirituality, become less afraid to embrace our true self, etc.
All good and well, but I was most intrigued by their Navigator section, which highlighted a rather unique organization located in Denver, CO called Common Tables. www.commontables.org
It appears that they promote a "Recipe for Understanding", by forming groups of open minded peoples of different faiths, religions and beliefs, who gather to sit down and discuss openly at dinner their differences, but more importantly to realize their common ground. It's called "Breaking Bread...Breaking Barriers". It's goal is to promote tolerance and keep expanding the circle of understanding.
Now, as a Founding Father of KMSA, I find our goals and mission to be very similar. We are choosing the pubs, bars, taverns and drinking halls for our mission, but the results are the same. I would dare say, we have a slightly more dangerous mission because passions are always fueled by alcohol; however, I have been more than pleasantly surprised by the open mindedness of the patrons I have approached with our particular "Message of Hope and Unity".
So as good Knights (and Ladies), I propose a toast to the good folks at Common Table and invite them to join our Merry Band. Speaking for myself, a Zen-Christian Catholic-Crazy Man, I always like to indulge in a fine wine after breaking bread!
Sir Hook the Not so Commonly Tolerant of Warrick