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Tropic of Cancer

At our May 2013 meeting we will discuss Bill Hagen’s selection: Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, first published in the USA in 1961 by Grove Press. Bill provides the following information about his selection: Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American … Continue reading

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April Selection: The Global Political Economy of Israel (2002)

At our April 2, 2013 meeting we will discuss the book selected by Stirling Smith: The Global Political Economy of Israel by Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler, published by Pluto Press in 2002. Since a lot of significant economic developments … Continue reading

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Edmund Gosse, Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments

At our January 8, 2013 meeting, we will discuss David Smith’s selection: Edmund Gosse’s Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments, originally published in 1907.

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October 2012 Selection: Steve Jobs (2011)

At our October 2012 meeting we will discuss Sid’s selection: Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs (2011)

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April 2012 Selection: Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, 2009

At our April meeting we will discuss Bill Hagen’s selection: Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Anchor Press, 2009

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Its “all about looking” and “ways of seeing” as John Berger might say

Jim Robbins sent this to me via email. Seemed like a good talisman for our group, so I am posting it here. Ron

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October Selection: Black Mass

At our October 6, 2011 meeting we will be discussing Stirling’s selection: John Gray, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, 2007.

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September Selection: Spell of the Sensuous

Following a summer break, our group will pick back up on September 1 to discuss the selection from Jim Robbins: David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous, Vintage Books, 1997.

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April Selection: Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence

In April we will discuss Peter Farnum’s selection Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. This book was originally published in 1974, but Peter asks that we try to read a copy of the … Continue reading

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach (2003)

For our March, 2011 meeting we will be discussing the following book suggested by Mohsen Mirghanbari: Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (April 17, 2003)

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