INR, Evening 1

June 3, 2017 • 11:00 am

Yesterday was check-in and an evening social for the Imagine No Religion meeting in Toronto; it’s in the Airport Sheraton, so I doubt I’ll see anything of this lovely city.

The speakers did get nice rooms, though:

. . .with nice bathrooms. I LOVE hotels and have never gotten over the luxury of staying in one:

A kindly reader came up to me and gave me two bottles of Riesling in a wooden box, with the bottles shaped like cats! What a treat!

Self portrait with Hawaiian shirt:

Robyn Blumner, president and CEO of the the U.S. Center for Inquiry, with Leonard Tramiel, a physicist on the CfI board of directors.

The evening social had a poutine station, so my trip for dinner poutine was unnecessary. Here’s Richard Dawkins helping himself to poutine. The talks start in earnest today; the schedule is here. I speak Sunday at 2 pm.

19 thoughts on “INR, Evening 1

  1. Nice Hawaiian shirt, boss. Jimmy Buffet, Thomas Magnum, “Prew” Prewitt (Montgomery Clift’s character in From Here to Eternity), and I all approve.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun. I’m still miffed that the local regressive left ideologues drove this excellent event out of Vancouver.

  3. I like nice hotels too but my wife can’t sleep well in them. Toronto is my town of birth but I’ve not been back for a Procyon lotor’s age. I should return to my roots and stay at some good Air B&Bs. I wonder if Canadian B&Bs serves breakfast. In the US they usually provides only instant coffee with possibly a bagel while the rest of the world seems to heap on the victuals.

  4. That Riesling is SO COOL. I’m going to have to find some of that. Is “Vintages” the actual name of the wine company?

      1. I figured no wine company would have a name so cliche and bland as “Vintages.” Thanks for the info!

  5. It seems there was no public advertisement for this event. Sad I missed attending the event and listening to all speakers

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