Yes, it’s been almost three months since a new post made it up here but that doesn’t mean things weren’t happenin’!
Previous months had in them a wonderful freethought conference, our concert showcasing secular artists, a shift in what Verusono actually is, and, most recently, plans to move from Madison.
The Freethought Festival was an amazing success! Attendees spoke very positively, presenters were engaging and enthusiastic, and we all had a great time… though organizers were wiped out by the end. Reasonate went off well–Greydon Square and MC eXplain, being true professionals and excellent showmen, absolutely killed it on stage, DJ Larry Miller brought some massive tunes to the dance floor, Dharmonic Deluxe shocked and awed, and the delightful Daisy Chains reminded both men and women they were sexual creatures.
Verusono, as an organization, is changing to focus on sponsoring events appealing to the growing out atheist population. Reasonate was a great start and we’re gonna work to do more of that. Also, though we didn’t make it to the bike ride in Ann Arbor earlier this month, sponsoring long distance bicycle riders, as well as providing shirts and covering sign-up costs for recreational sport teams, is in our future.
And now the move: It’s true that I, Alfonso, am moving to Indiana, Pennsylvania in August of this year but Verusono folks will still be in Madison, and I’ll work with them to keep stuff happening. Making progress in western PA will be slow to start but it will happen, and I’m looking forward to meeting secular folks out that way!
Leaving Madison is sad but the change is an opportunity not to be missed. I bid a very fond farewell to my Madison friends and freethought family, and I know that we’ll see each other on the other side.
Just kidding :)