We had our first local meeting of Troubled Times Friday night here at my place. It was great. So far, we have four of us. We discussed many things about our local area, and things that are on ZetaTalk and Troubled Times, but mostly just to get to know each other. We figure we will all be together for the rest of our lives (that is the plan) so we should know and understand each other - what each other does for a living and how we can best contribute to each other. We also agreed that what we know about each other will remain in our group, like names, size, location, etc. We think this is a grand idea on a local level. We plan to do this at least once a month. My wife and children are also in on this.