Regular Friday Institute
February 26, 2010
Complimentary Buffet 6:30
(Please make reservation)
Macalester Board Room
Macalester College is at the intersection
of Snelling Ave. and Grand Ave. in Saint Paul.
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2010 - Presentation
Wanting To Be Found.
February Program has been changed. This month we present Hidden
Stories Wanting To Be Found. This is not a report from dusty libraries
around the world, but stories all of us have in our small libraries.
Why does Bill use the adjective “hidden?” Perhaps because
it is the meanings which are there awaiting our uncovering. What
kinds of stories? Folk stories, some Biblical stories. Poet Robert
Bly contends that these stories have stayed in our cultural heritage
because of the rich meanings they contain, their large storage capacity
of fundamental human wisdom.
Bill contends that the evidence of this is the readiness of people
to comment and discuss the details of stories. It is not usual in
the course of our gatherings to open this treasury of wisdom. So
we will have an unusual gathering to do exactly that.
Our presenter for this month is Rev. William Yueill. Bill is a
retired and faithful Presbyterian Minister whose reputation for
parish work is unblemished. He is known as a story teller who loves
children, dogs, dancing and other crafts and has taught at a university
level. Bill is one of the founding members of the Creative Arts
Festival, and a board member of The Institute.
Bill and Lynn have three children and eight grandchildren who put
to test their fidelity, patience and love. They are acquitted nobly!
For more information or if you
want Mr. Yueill to address certain questions or issues, or if you
have an argument up front, please address them to:
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We are a culture which prides itself in being multi-tasking, mullti-faceted,
multi-cultural and multi-everything. And so we are. We live with one foot
hard on the throttle, and another on the brakes (both figuratively and
literally - watch the brake lights in traffic.) Yet, there are uncanny
small details in our human narratives which we gloss over or ignore. Perhaps
some of these stories seem so strange is because they are intended to
be so; to stop our attention from the usual taken for granted. Sometimes,
that is where the gold is hidden: in the details. It will be a good evening
of kicking the gems on the footpath or putting acid to the ores in those
narratives to discover the meanings. The programs should be rich for people
of all ages.