You are obviously an able organizer and manager, as indicated by the good job you did with our discussion of "When Breath Becomes Air." I hope to do as well a job as facilitator for our next book, Tall Allen's "Thaw's Hammer," during our May-June cycle.
Yes, May 1 will be the kick-off date, and I will officially
open the next discussion with a post at that time, welcoming existing club members back, as it were, and inviting new ones to participate, and going over club rules and recommendations. (Thanks for your link to the club Overview and Guidelines which I have reviewed).
The model for running the club has been pretty much established now, and I hope we get a good turnout to read and discuss TA's book. I think after posting the start-up post on May 1, I may then post some additional reminders early in May to encourage others, not part of the last round, to participate.
These seem to be the general steps for the facilitator to follow in running the club. Anyone (especially JackH) want to suggest any modifications?
1.First month read, second month discuss.
2.Track and list participants. (I believe we had about
7-10 regulars last time).
3.Post "teasers" during reading month to encourage participation.
4.Start discussion by asking stimulating questions about
5.Keep discussion on track
6.Second half of month 2: get recommendation(s) for book for next cycle.
7.Recommended books should be relevant
Clearly, getting access to TA's book will be a primary first step. To that end, I am here reposting the Amazon link which provides access to the book through Kindle:/www.amazon.com/Allen-Edel/e/B00ADX2R4G
and of course will repost it in May 1 post. There are also likely other avenues for getting it, through one's public library possibly, other web sources, etc. More on that once we get going again.
(However, TA, if you are there, and as the author you are aware of additional sources or outlets, by all means join in here and let us know. Now is about
the right time to begin acquiring access to "Thaw's Hammer").
So I think we're starting to anticipate another good discussion about
a very interesting book, I know I am, and I am already looking forward to it, as I'm sure many of us are!
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower