Quote of The Week

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they will never sit.”

Greek proverb



Our OLLI classical music workshop for the Fall semester is now in session online, and the next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 30. See ‘Music’ page for details.

At a time when nobody seems able to think about anything but the new virus, we owe it to ourselves to think about something different.

So the Featured Essays in the coming weeks will all be about travel, holidays, outdoor pleasures. and escape. Enjoy the trip!


Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: Falling Towards Winter recalls life in the South of France as autumn arrives and the tourists leave.

Writing Life: The Cult of Celebrity reflects on an annoying publishing phenomenon on the twenty-first century.

Rediscoveries has three recent entries – 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 are facing in 2020.

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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