The room was constantly abuzz with curiosity.  In the back room of the dimly lit restaurant newcomers would shyly approach the long table carefully, hoping to find a face they knew, a connection to the crowd.  This is how a “tweetup” usually goes because as well as many of us know each other, it’s through our keyboards.  The faces, the laughs, the eyes and the smiles are still apart.  That’s why any of us tromp out into the cold of January in the first place.

But really getting to know people isn’t just about face time.  It’s a learning process.  That’s the message I took away from one of the many conversations I had.

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