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Sunday afternoon 500-600 people gathered at the Ronald Reagan Library for a live edition of Uncommon Knowledge. A large contingent of Ricoteers was in the audience, and if you didn’t make it, we missed you! Our beloved Peter Robinson was interviewed by Ricochet contributor and all-around lovely guy, Pat Sajak, who is also known for playing hangman on TV.
The Uncommon Knowledge episode was wonderful! Peter told us quite a few anecdotes about the evolution of the “Tear Down This Wall” speech, a few of which made me tear up. I know some of you watched it via livestream, and the Blue Yeti promises to have it properly posted soon. Patience, please, as he is a VERY busy Yeti for the next few weeks.
Afterwards we had a nice reception in the front room of the museum. Pat and Peter worked the room, and chatted with lots of us. We even got some great pictures. Everyone, please post yours here, or start a new thread with your impressions.
Of course, the one cord I need to connect the big camera to my laptop did not make it into my bag, so iPhone pics will have to do for now.
Here’s (l-r) the Blue Yeti, me, and Peter:
Upon leaving the Library, a party-dedicated band of Ricoteers invaded a local vineyard (Stonehaus in Westlake) for food, drink, and conversation. Here’s partial list of attendees: Jamie Lockett (one of my new best friends), barbara lydick, Annefy, Cowgirl, 6Foot2, David Sussman (ya’ll check out his Whiskey Politics podcast), Larry Koler, Brian Watt, Bereket Kelile, and quite a few whose screen names I missed. We also had some lurkers and some prospective members.
If you have never made it to a live meet-up, you are missing something special. Don’t wait around; initiate one! If you’re going somewhere, post asking if there are any members nearby who would like to get together. This is a special community. I love it!
Ricochet PTA Mom and Den Mother (thanks Jamie)