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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sixth Meeting Fall 2019

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE 

Our sixth meeting, for Fall 2019, we will be at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, October 11, 2019.  The place is on Russell Cave Road!

Our topic(s) this week will continue from the list:

 -- Patricia Churchland https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Churchland
 -- Daniel Dennett https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Dennett
 -- Douglas Hofstadter https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Hofstadter
 -- Philosophical epiphanies from the interim
 -- Environmentalism
 -- Ageism
 -- Wealth Distribution 

You are implored to make suggestions, and when you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Visit our SIG WWW Page at reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fifth Meeting Fall 2019

Our fifth meeting, for Fall 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, October 4, 2019.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week will be from the list:
 -- Philosophical epiphanies from the interim
 -- Environmentalism
 -- Ageism
 -- Wealth Distribution
 -- Patricia Churchland https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Churchland
 -- Daniel Dennett https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Dennett
 -- Douglas Hofstadter https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Hofstadter

You are implored to make suggestions, and when you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Next Meeting -- September 27

Our fourth meeting, for Fall 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, September 27, 2019.  The place is on Palumbo!


Our topic this week will be from the list:

 -- Philosophical epiphanies from the interim
 -- Environmentalism
 -- Ageism

 -- Wealth Distribution 

You are implored to make suggestions, and when you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com


Monday, September 16, 2019

Fall 2019 OLLI Philosopy SIG

Our third meeting, for Fall 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, September 20, 2019.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week will be
 -- What is philosophical well-being?

Future topics may include
 -- Patricia Churchland
 -- Daniel Dennett
 -- Douglas Hofstadter
 -- Philosophical epephanies from the interim
 -- Environmentalism
 -- Ageism
 -- Wealth Distribution 

You are implored to make suggestions, and when you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com


Friday, September 13, 2019

Edward Tufte

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See You at the Top

https://www.amazon.com/SEE-YOU-AT-TOP-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B0047T78TQ

A Land Remembered

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Land_Remembered

Andrea Wulf

https://www.andreawulf.com/about-the-invention-of-nature.html

And Ladies of the Club

https://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Club-Helen-Hooven-Santmyer/dp/0425174409

Sophie's World

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%27s_World

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn

An Introduction to Modern Philosophy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/336444.Introduction_to_Modern_Philosophy

Sharon Blackie

https://books.google.com/books/about/If_Women_Rose_Rooted.html?id=YH8_vgAACAAJ&source=kp_author_description

The Celts by Cunliffe

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12609.The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down

An Almanac of the Soul

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21572272-an-almanac-for-the-soul

Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet

https://www.carrothers.com/rilke_main.htm

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Meeting, September 13

Our second meeting, for Fall 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, September 13, 2019.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week will be
-- Biblio therapy.  Share with us a book or two that have had an effect on you and your philosophical well-being.

Future weeks:
-- Philosophical epiphanies from the interim.
        -- What is philosophical well-being?

You are implored to make suggestions, and when you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Friday, September 6, 2019

First Meeting -- Fall 2019

Our first meeting, for Fall 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, September 6, 2019.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week will be
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought? (continued from Summer)

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Check our web page -- https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Last Meeting Summer 2019 -- 7/ 26

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!

Our last meeting, for Summer 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, July 26.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week will be 

-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Check our web page -- https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Penultimate Summer Meeting

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!


Our next meeting, for Summer 2019, we will be at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, July 19.  The place is on Russell Cave Pike!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com



Check our web page -- https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com

Tee Shirt


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Another T-Shirt


July 12 Meeting

Our fourth meeting, for Summer 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, July 12.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following
-- Dark Humor
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Check our web page -- https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com

Friday, June 21, 2019

Third Summer Meeting

Our third meeting, for Summer 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, June 28.  The place is on Palumbo!



Our topic this week may be selected from the following
-- Humor
-- Dark Humor
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Monday, June 17, 2019

Second Summer Meeting -- June 21

Even though it is the longest day of the year, our meeting will still be only two hours.  Our second meeting, for Summer 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, June 21.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following

-- Does leadership limit freedom?
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com

Tee Shirt


Monday, June 10, 2019

First Summer Meeting -- June 14

For our first meeting, for Summer 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, June 14.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following


-- Philosophical epiphanies from the interim.
-- Does leadership limit freedom?
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?
-- Philosophical epiphanies from the interim.

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Tee Shirts




Friday, May 10, 2019

Last Spring Meeting -- May 17

For our LAST meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, May 17.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):
-- Cultural Impacts on Communication
-- Does leadership limit freedom?
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby 2019 Outcome

Personal SWOT Analysis

Personal SWOT Analysis

What Is A Trigger?

https://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-a-trigger/

7 Simple Ways to Deal With a Disagreement Effectively

7 Simple Ways to Deal With a Disagreement Effectively

Friday, May 3, 2019

Next Meeting -- May 10

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, May 10.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Constructive disagreement
-- Cultural Impacts on Communication
-- Does leadership limit freedom?
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?


If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Short vs Long

The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.

 -- Henry Hazlitt

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Next Meeting -- May 3

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, May 3.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Short Term vs Long Term 
-- Constructive disagreement
-- Cultural Impacts on Communication
-- Does leadership limit freedom?
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Science?  Concrete thing or abstract thought?

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The 50 Most Meaningful Jobs in America

The 50 Most Meaningful Jobs in America per Stacker


Upcoming Meeting -- April 26

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, April 26.  The place is on Palumbo!

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Meaningful work
-- Short Term vs Long Term 
-- Constructive disagreement
-- Cultural Impacts on Communication
-- Does leadership limit freedom?
-- Transparency -- Is it possible?
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives (This may be a continuing mini-topic for whenever!)

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Meeting April 19

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, April 19.  The place is on Russell Cave Pike.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first or second item is the planned topic):

-- Interpersonal communication
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Meaningful work
-- Short Term vs Long Term

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Please visit the SIG Web page at https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com/

Best regards
Jim Carigan

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Meeting April 12

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, April 12.  The place is on Palumbo.


Our topic this week may be selected from the following:

-- Interpersonal communication

-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives

-- Meaningful work

-- Short Term vs Long Term


If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Meeting -- April 5

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, April 5.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following:
-- Detachment
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Interpersonal communication
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Meaningful work
-- Short Term vs Long Term

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Meeting March 29

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, March 29.  The place is on Palumbo.

Unfortunately, I will not be there this week.  Please determine among the attendees who will facilitate.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following:
-- Detachment
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Interpersonal communication
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Meaningful work
-- Short Term vs Long Term

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Upcoming Topics

-- Detachment

-- Declining Average Life Expectancy

-- Interpersonal communication

-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives

-- Meaningful work

-- Short Term vs Long Term

Topics at March 22 Meeting

Teilhard de Chardin

Enhancing Genetic Virtue

Moral Enhancement

Terry Tempest Williams

The Manhattan Project

The USS Liberty


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

OLLI Lifelong Philosophy -- March 22

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, March 22.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Virtue Engineering
-- Detachment
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Interpersonal communication
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Meaningful work

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Meeting -- March 15

REMINDER ... WE MEET AT NORTHSIDE BRANCH, LPL

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, March 15.  The place is on Russell Cave Pike.


Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Objectivism -- Ayn Rand's version is somewhat idiosyncratic, but there are others as well

-- Virtue Engineering

-- Detachment

-- Declining Average Life Expectancy

-- Interpersonal communication

-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives

-- Meaningful work

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.



Seven Moral Rules

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Meeting -- March 8 -- Cancelled

SNOW DAY! 

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, March 8.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Objectivism -- Ayn Rand's version is somewhat idiosyncratic, but there are others as well
-- Virtue Engineering
-- Detachment
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Interpersonal communication
-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives
-- Meaningful work

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Meeting -- March 1

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, March 1.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Artificial Intelligence

-- Declining Average Life Expectancy

-- Objectivism (ex: Ayn Rand)

-- Virtue Engineering

-- Detachment

-- Interpersonal communication

-- Bibliotherapy.  Class members could select/share books that have had a significant influence on their lives

-- Meaningful work

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Global Net Migration


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Net_Migration_Rate.svg

Map of the net migration rate around the world. Blue denotes positive net migration (into the country), orange denotes negative net migration (out of the country), and green denotes a stable population with no net movement (in or out of the country).

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Meeting February 22

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, February 22.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Migration
-- Artificial Intelligence
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Objectivism (ex: Ayn Rand)
-- Virtue Engineering

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Meeting February 15th

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, February 15.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- Political correctness

-- Migration

-- Artificial Intelligence

-- Declining Average Life Expectancy

-- Objectivism (ex: Ayn Rand)

-- Virtue Engineering

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Meeting February 8, 2019

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, February 8.  The place is on Palumbo.
Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):
-- Usability
-- Political correctness
-- Migration
-- Artificial Intelligence
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Objectivism (ex: Ayn Rand)
-- Virtue Engineering
If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Meeting February 1

Please check the Fayette County Public Schools web page and the OLLI Inclement Weather Policy, but I believe the weather will break by Friday.

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, February 1.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- What Book have you just finished?

-- Usability

-- Political correctness

-- Migration

-- Artificial Intelligence

-- Declining Average Life Expectancy

-- Objectivism (ex: Ayn Rand)

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

See the SIG web page at https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com/   

Monday, January 28, 2019

Hope -- Poems

“Hope” is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops - at all

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm

I’ve heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest Sea
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.





Hope

It hovers in dark corners
before the lights are turned on,
     it shakes sleep from its eyes
     and drops from mushroom gills,
          it explodes in the starry heads
          of dandelions turned sages,
               it sticks to the wings of green angels
               that sail from the tops of maples.
It sprouts in each occluded eye
of the many-eyed potato,
     it lives in each earthworm segment
     surviving cruelty,
          it is the motion that runs
          from the eyes to the tail of a dog,
               it is the mouth that inflates the lungs
               of the child that has just been born.
It is the singular gift
we cannot destroy in ourselves,
the argument that refutes death,
the genius that invents the future,
all we know of God.
It is the serum which makes us swear
not to betray one another;
it is in this poem, trying to speak.
“Hope” by Lisel Mueller from Alive Together. © Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Meeting January 25

For our next meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, January 25.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- the origin of the concept & early history of Hope & its subsequent evolution to contemporary times
-- Usability
-- What Book have you just finished?
-- Political correctness
-- Migration
-- Artificial Intelligence
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Objectivism (ex: Ayn Rand)

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

Monday, January 14, 2019

First Meeting Spring 2019 -- 1/18/2019

For our first meeting, for Spring 2019, we will be at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 9:45am-11:45am, January 18.  The place is on Palumbo.

Our topic this week may be selected from the following (the first item is the planned topic):

-- the origin of the concept & early history of Hope & its subsequent evolution to contemporary times
-- Usability
-- What Book have you just finished?
-- Political correctness
-- Migration
-- Artificial Intelligence
-- Declining Average Life Expectancy
-- Objectivism (Ayn Rand)

If you have suggestions, or if you want to add to the list, please write me -- jimmonomoy@gmail.com.

See the SIG web page at https://reasonockhammencken.blogspot.com/