Quote of The Week

“Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take it as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.”

Karl Popper



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

Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: Plumbing the Depths explains why there is no emergency like a plumbling emergency.

Writing Life: The Chronicles of Wasted Time speculates on the useless habit of writing memoirs.

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.

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