Spring 2017

Friday
April 7th

Macalester College

Olin Rice Center
Smail Auditorium

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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April 7th
Macalester College
Olin Rice Center
Smail Auditorium

Justin Sipla Ph.D.

How the Brain Knows the Universe.

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April 7th 2017:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

Follow up!
Writer Emil DeGrazia wrote “when I grow up I want to become a poet.” He left us with no doubt! The response to the March program was so compelling that several in attendance asked for copies of the presentation. Copies will be available at the April meeting. Alternatively, you may ask Alan for a printed copy.
Wendell Berry wrote “How to be a Poet” (to remind myself) “Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affect, reading, knowledge, skill - more of each than you have - inspiration work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity...
“Breathe with unconditional breath the unconditioned air.Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three dimensional life; stay away from screens. Stay away from anything that obscures the place it is in. There are no unsecured places; there are only sacred place and desecrated places.
“Accept what comes from silence. Make the best you can of it. Of the little words that come out of the silence, like prayers prayed back to the one who prays, make a poem that does not disturb the silence from which it came.”
Wendell Berry, Given..

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

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

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