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Thanks to the couple of dozen MNB readers who stopped by Nel Centro in Portland, Oregon, last Thursday to hang out, enjoy some beer and wine, soak up a little sunshine, and engage in fun conversation. (That's a few of them at left.)

These sorts of events are among the most fun things I do during the year, because they allow me to put faces with names that I see all the time; many of the folks who show up are people who write to me, often passionately, about their beliefs and feelings about a wide variety of subjects. And I am grateful that they take time out of their day not just to read MNB, but to come by and visit when we have the opportunity.

It is yet another reason why my job - if indeed you can call this a "job" - and my life in general are totally cool.

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