Quote of The Week

“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can’t remember what the second one is..”

Mark Hanna (former US Senator)


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Welcome

Our spring semester OLLI music workshop has now finished. Details of a new workshop in the fall semester will be available later in the summer. Meanwhile, I will be offering an OLLI Zoom workshop on personal essays, starting on July 7. Details will be posted soon on the “Courses and Events” page.

NEW BOOKOut of Order: More Irregular Essays from Public Radio has just appeared, and details are on the “Books and Audio” page.

Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: Things are Against Us considers the obdurate world of physical objects, and why they seem to dislike us so much.

Writing Life: The Best Editor You Never Had offers a quick course on editing your own writing.

Rediscoveries has a new(ish) entry – a remarkably perceptive book from 1991 called The True and Only Heaven by Christopher Lasch. Three other recent entries are – Robert H. Thouless, a voice of sanity from half a century ago, Neil Postman – a highly original American social critic, and Eric Hoffer a critic of an earlier age who helps to explain the political catastrophe we may be facing in 2021.

Weekly Radio Essays can be heard every Monday, usually shortly after 7:40 a.m. on 91.1 WSHU and 89.9 WSUF as well as other stations in the region.

Podcasts:

All my broadcasts are now available as podcasts on iTunes and Google. Just enter my name in the Search box.