Quote of The Week

“If we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed and tolerance with them.”

Karl Popper



Our spring semester OLLI music workshop is now running on Zoom on Wednesdays at 12:00, for registered members only. Our next meeting will be on April 21. More details and a playlist are on the ‘Music’ page. For registration and details see OLLI WEBSITE

Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: Dangerous Planet lists a few extra things we have to worry about on Earth Day this year.

Writing Life: The Chronicles of Wasted Time asks: why write a memoir?

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.


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