My original plan for the December Futurist Salon did not pan out.
As it is so close to the holidays, Shawn came up with the idea of 'The future of tradition'. Alone the sound of these words and how they ring in my head is great.
Traditions are very powerful and also permanently evolving. Take for example Halloween, which is now spreading all over the globe and is also evolving here in the US.
Or the Advent calendar, where I am testing at the moment how far one can take it as a blog. (Start to read it from the bottom, the 30th of November post)
This calendar is also my holiday greeting to all of you following this Salon. I am very happy that you are exploring the future with me. Makes it so much more fun.
We used to have two books, then went down to one, this time I did not find a fitting book(Not that I really looked very long.) Please bring articles and stories about where it is going with tradition. If this is not working out, we just go next door to Ramona's Grill earlier.
As always it is on the third Friday of the month, which is the 20th of December this time at the Barns and Nobel in San Mateo: 7 pm.
See you all there, Mark.