We do not have a published obituary at this time, but will add one when it becomes available.
Due to a family conflict for Arthur (playing with grandkids), the discussion of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari has been moved from December 28 of this year to January 17 of next year and from 3 pm Eastern to 4:30 pm Eastern.
Thus far, the following have signed up: Peter Elias, Daniel Cooperman, Peter Schaeffer, Steven Horwitz, and David Abbott.
The change of date allows more people to have the time to read the book and join us. Please consider doing so.
On Tuesday, December 20 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (US), Jennifer Rauch will join us for a Casual Conversation. Ms. Rauch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our Class President Jim Staros asked her to spend time with us, and she has generously agreed. Here is Jim’s email to me from October 21 placing the importance of her work in a context we can all appreciate:
“Where did I come from?”
I fully anticipated the technical and cognitive challenge of this undertaking, but I underestimated how long it would take me. And I was totally unprepared for the emotional impact.
From John Mathias comes this sad news:
This is our (new) Class Blog, a place where classmates can share personal stories, essays, and opinions. The guidelines are:
- Length: under 1000 words.
- Subjects: things we think classmates might be interested in reading.
- No anonymous submissions.
- Show respect for our class and classmates.
Submit your essay to: email@example.com
We are fortunate that Alice Mathias, director and producer extraordinaire, has generously agreed to spend time with us at 3 pm Eastern on Sunday, December 4 in a Casual Conversation. As a short introduction to her work, you can read the short biographical sketch that
From David Kinsey: