I have been a Ricochet member for some time now and have grown quite envious of the meet-ups that have popped up in various locations throughout the country. My husband and I live in the Chapel Hill area - Carrboro to be exact (for those in the know, the 'Boro is about as liberal as it gets and that says something as I am from NJ and lived in DC for several years), and have been hoping that someone just might organize something - anything - in the Raleigh-Durham region. The Triangle (as it's known) has many wonderful attributes including a trio of strong universities; however, it is painfully hard to find like-minded folks with whom we might share a normal (dare I say unguarded?) conversation. To be sure, if anyone in our neighborhood knew our political persuasion, we might well wake to slashed tires (yes, even on our Subaru) and some hateful invective burned into our lawn with local, organic fertilizer. That said, we really, really want a meet-up in our area. So what say you Ricochetoisie - any folks in shouting distance who might be up for organizing the Carolinas' first meet up? The spirit of this year's 4th inspired me to post (something I've never done), so hopefully this won't fall into an internet echo chamber!