Page last modified 21:50, 9 Apr 2010 by Gaya Ethaniel

*The Guardian for this meeting was Wol Euler. Gaya posted the log for Wol.*

Wol Euler: hello gaya

Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Wol :)

Wol Euler: how are you today?

Gaya Ethaniel: Good thanks, yourself?

Wol Euler: pretty well.

Wol Euler: I would say "TGIF" were I not going to work through the weekend

Gaya Ethaniel: uh ... ok so quite busy at work :)

Wol Euler: but shorter days and fewer interruptions (no phone calls) so it's easier than during the week

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Wol Euler watches Tricksy playing with hes ball and chuckles.

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Wol Euler: do you have a topic for today?

Gaya Ethaniel thinks.

--BELL--

Gaya Ethaniel: Are you a 'baby-boomer'?

Wol Euler: by a strict definition I am too young for that, born 1958

Gaya Ethaniel: born between 45-65 apparently

Wol Euler: huh

Wol Euler: well, in that case "yes"

Wol Euler: I'd heard a narrower band of years mentioned

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Gaya Ethaniel: Last night I saw a debate re: baby boomers 'eating all of the chocolate cake'.

Gaya Ethaniel: Leaving not much behind for the younger generation ...

Wol Euler: it's true.

Gaya Ethaniel: oh you think so too ... ?

Wol Euler: as is also true that we in the West are eating the entire world's chocolate cake

Wol Euler: and making everyone worldwide wash the dishes

Wol Euler: (warning: political discussion approaches)

Gaya Ethaniel: uh ... politics :)

Wol Euler: what was the attitude of the program?

Gaya Ethaniel: Well they put 3 from younger generation and 3 from older generation together and let them talk to each other.

Wol Euler: and chocolate cake naturally came up :)

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Gaya Ethaniel: I'd say all acknowledged that there is problems that need to be solved.

Wol Euler: O.O

Gaya Ethaniel: I know I was surprised :)

Gaya Ethaniel: It didn't turn into finger pointing at the end which was nice.

Wol Euler: mmhmm

Wol Euler: what did they think the problems were?

Gaya Ethaniel: Increasingly there will be far less younger people in work to support the older generation adequately in terms of care etc.

Wol Euler: true

Wol Euler: also in terms of money (tax base)

Gaya Ethaniel: So older people will have to be means tested for free care to reduce loads.

Wol Euler: if you think cities and states are poor now, wait another twenty years

Gaya Ethaniel nods :(

Gaya Ethaniel: I'm doing my bit, making beans sprouts :P

Gaya Ethaniel: They are growing nicely ... feel bad about eating them later ...

Wol Euler cheers

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Wol Euler: ah yes, the dilemma of vegetarianism: "But veggies don't want to be eaten either!"

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

--BELL--

Gaya Ethaniel: I heard you're thinking about attending SF retreat?

Wol Euler: definitely attending :)

Gaya Ethaniel: huzzah!

Wol Euler: insofar as anything is definite in a world containing terrorists and earthquakes and bad drivers.

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Wol Euler: but yes

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Wol Euler: I'm really looking forward to it.

Gaya Ethaniel: That'd be ... about 3 months after Malta for you?

Wol Euler: yes. four retreats this year.

Gaya Ethaniel: Are you attending all four?

Wol Euler: mmhmm

Gaya Ethaniel: wow

Wol Euler: having set on SF, I am now less sure about Nova Scotia. Perhaps four is a lot to deal with

Wol Euler: but I can't really drop Germany since I'm organizing it

Gaya Ethaniel: What made you change your mind?

Wol Euler: about NS?

Wol Euler: just the thought that I'd be doing a hell of a lot of retreating this year, going from 0 to 180 in a single bound as it were

Wol Euler: and wondering what to do next year...

Gaya Ethaniel: ah ok

Wol Euler: but I'm going to be in Canada in the summer *anyway* so it seems silly not to go

Gaya Ethaniel: :)

Wol Euler: phone

Gaya Ethaniel: ok

--BELL--

Wol Euler: still phone

Gaya Ethaniel: np, I'm going to go now :)

Wol Euler: this will take ages still, it's ok for you to go

Wol Euler: sorry

Gaya Ethaniel: Have a good day :)

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