The Inaugural Highlighter Happy Hour = a big success

Aletheia and Jessica

Aletheia and Jessica

The Inaugural Highlighter Happy Hour was a resounding success! More than 20 loyal subscribers secured tickets and convened at Room 389 in Oakland for the festivities.

We met new people, chatted a little about the articles, and devised next steps to ensure that The Highlighter explodes in popularity and continues to take the country by storm.

Subscribers wanted to talk most about the first two articles in The Highlighter #112. Though formal discussion was not a part of tonight’s proceedings, several people said that they would appreciate moving in that direction. “I came with my highlighter,” loyal subscriber Alex said.

One controversy we debated was whether Thursday is the best evening for the event, given that the newsletter comes out at 9:10 am the same day. Does that give us enough time to peruse and annotate the articles? one loyal subscriber asked. Several suggestions were considered, the most popular being “working from home.” It was unanimous that we should meet up again!

Another big moment came when MJ, The Highlighter’s Most Popular Dog (featured in issues #81 and #108), made his appearance. He spent much of the evening recovering from an incident in which he ate the greater part of his owners’ dinner.

The Highlighter community is strong, and it’s filled with thoughtful people who like to read, talk about important issues, and do good things in the world. I’m looking forward to having another meet-up soon — maybe next month?

If you want to join us at the next Highlighter Happy Hour, please subscribe to the newsletter at You’ll be happy you did. Thank you!