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About Obiter dicta

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.

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Casual Conversation January 17, 2023: Harari's Sapiens

Time to sharpen our reading skills and get ready to discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.   Classmates David Abbott and Tex Talmadge will be our docents on this tour through history, but as David writes, see below, the goal is to get your views in reacting to the book and at looking at the future of our species.
The date is January 17, 2023 and the time is 4:30 pm Eastern.   You have plenty of time to obtain the book and read it.

Casual Conversation with Bill Coulson November 20, 2022

Getting back on track(s) with a Casual Conversation after a short hiatus, on Sunday, November 20 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Bill Coulson will speak with us about passenger rail in the United States.  Here is Bill’s outline and background.  Get your old Lionels in tip top shape for the discussion and to circle your Thanksgiving turkey, Chanukah menorah, and Christmas tree.

From Bill...

"The Renaissance of Passenger Rail in the US"

Topics for discussion can include -