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Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Religiosity Quotes

Meeting Notice


We will meet tomorrow at 9:45 am (until 11:45 am) at the EASTSIDE branch of the LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, in the Medium Conference Room.  The Eastside Branch is off of Palumbo between Man o' War and Todds Road (the former site of James Motor Company).

Give me a call if you have questions (see phone numbers at OLLI Course Catalog)

Best philosophical regards
Jim Carigan

Friday, September 23, 2016

Report on Meeting #2, September 23, 2016

We had a lively discussion today, with enthusiastic participation all around.  Following through on our intent to discuss The Pursuit of Happiness, we touched on many related ideas, such as

  • Hypocrisy,
  • Integrity,
  • Harmony,
  • South Park,
  • Some ground rules:
    1. No more dependence solely on the facilitator -- If Jim Carigan can't be here, then the group will become a self-organizing phenomenon.
    2. No discussion of Politics, in specifics.  No advocacy. -- Abstract and conceptual discussion is OK.
    3. No discussion of Religion, in specifics.  No advocacy. No recruiting. -- Abstract and conceptual discussion is OK.
Topic for next time, Friday, September 30, at Eastside Branch of Lexington Public Library:


    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Lifelong Philosophy, Meeting Info for 9/23

    Lifelong Philosophy, Meeting Info


    This Friday, we will meet at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library on Russell Cave Road.  We will start at 9:45 am,  until 11:45 am.

    I apologize for this short notice, as well as the precipitous cancellation last week.  I'll fill you in Friday.

    We had planned to discuss the pursuit of happiness last time, so we will consider this topic this time.

    Something to think about - how do you pursue happiness, and what happens when you catch it?

    Northside Branch --

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    OLLI: Lifelong Philosophy SIG First Meet -- Fall 2016

    We meet tomorrow (9/9/2016) at 9:30-ish am, at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.  I hope to post signs inside the building to guide you to the meeting room. -- Eastside Branch

    The first link above is to the library branch itself, and the second link is to a map.  The new branch is where James Motor Co. used to be (Jaguar Dealer) at Palumbo and Man O'War.  There is plenty of parking!

    The "medium" meeting room is up the stairs leading from the lobby and front desh.  At the head of the stairs, on the right, go through the "large" meeting room to our meeting room.

    Since the library opens at 9:30 am, we may take a few moments to set up, and we will begin the meeting about 9:45 am.

    Best regards
    Jim Carigan

    PS -- Please be sure to check the group web page at

    Any questions? email me or call Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UK, UK Ligon House, 658 South Limestone Lexington, KY 40506-0442 OLLI Office: (859) 257-2656

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Location Information

    Our first meeting is looming closer, and we have confirmed with the Lexington Public Library, Eastside Branch, for 9:30am on September 9.  The street address is 3000 Blake James Drive, Lexington 40509.

    Map, Library Location Page

    I will put up signs to the meeting room.

    If you haven't seen a communication from me already, this is to inform you that unless there is a clamor for an alternate topic, we will be discussing, to start the first gathering, long life, longevity, and perhaps if we have enough optimists, immortality.  Come prepared to participate in your own unique way.

    Call me (see email for number), if you need info or if you have something to share in advance.