My involvement with all the great people* at Skepchick has made me realize that I really enjoy being part of a skeptical community, and led me to seek out opportunities for meeting up with skeptics locally. Unfortunately, finding them hasn't been the easiest - there's a student freethought group at OSU and an area humanist group, but Central Ohioans for Rational Inquiry, a group that was active for about 9-10 years, has recently been inactive. I contacted CORI's last president, Charlie Hazlett, to get the details, and he kindly offered not only the details, but encouragement to get things started again. So I've decided to at least try.
I know that I've got too much on my plate to jump right into building up a big organization, but I thought maybe I'd put the word out, and see if we can't start a few casual meetups, and gather together a new group. If there seems to be a good interest, I figure we could move on from there setting up a stronger structure, bringing in speakers, etc. If there's one thing I can do, it's use social media, so I will be reviving the ohioskeptic.org domain (also kindly offered by Charlie Hazlett), and setting up some Facebook/MySpace/Twitter/etc. pages.
So, what I'm looking for is: any and all central Ohio skeptics, secular humanists, atheists, rational thinkers, or any other related types who are interested in participating in any capacity at all. Even if it's to say, "Hey, I might show up to one of those," let me know, because that's how I can decide whether or not this is a worthwhile project. Please just leave a comment with your info, jump on over to my contact page, or ping me on any social media sites on which you might already know me.
And if you're just curious as to what this is all about, please contact me with your questions, and I'll do my best to answer them!
*Seriously, all of you - contributors, commenters, readers - you rock and I love writing with/for you.