Spring 2019

Friday
May 10th

Macalester College

Board Room

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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May10th
Macalester College
Admissions Building
Board Room

Dr. Steven Reece
of St. Olaf College

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May 10th 2019:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

Many of us have enjoyed the parlor game wherein each is asked “If you could spend a day (or an afternoon, or an evening) with any personality in history, who would it be? I recall a Communi- cant Class playing with this issue. One student admired Florence Nightengale citing her courage. Another young reader named Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelly who wrote Frankenstein. An inquisitive youth cited Einstein. We teachers were not surprised that Jesus did not get a nomination, butMoses did.As we mature, our gallery may enlarge. A friend is enamored with Lincoln, another with Martin Luther King, Jr. A colleague named Karl Barth, remembering the eyes and voice the great theologian. I want to know Bach, his how and why. Movies and drama may open a selected window for us, but we rarely engage an open review, as we sampled with Fiddler On The Roof. This month we mean to ask the question: Where and with whom can we have great conversations? We’ll ask what anoints our conversations with gravity? Dr. Steven Reece will coax us with some examples.

See this YouTube posting of our visit from John Taylor Gatto:
http://youtube/4KlSD0nanco

Here is a PDF of Emilio DeGrazia's
March 2014 manuscript:
WHY HUMPTY DUMPTY FELL

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