3rd Wednesday, May 19th @ 5:30 pm

Black Woods | 2525 London Road | Duluth, MN 55811 | (218) 724-1612

Live and in-person on the third Wednesday of this month, area freethinkers will gather once again for food, fun, frolic, and fellowship. I’ll have the Bison Burger, but there are many many other choices including the most seafood served in Northern Minnesota. Be sure to bring your wallet, but prepare to be pampered and celebrated while enjoying fine food and opulent surroundings. This one is not to be missed! Wednesday, May 19, 5:30 pm.

First Thursday TODAY!

In the Fitger’s complex in downtown Duluth.

Today, Thursday, May 6th, at 4:00 pm, some of your favorite freethinkers will gather at Mexico Lindo to share a few laughs, profound ideas, and concerns. Come on down for the first live and in-person event in a long time. Bring a friend and park in the public garage. Mexico Lindo will validate your parking stub and we will validate your wild and crazy ideas!

600 E SUPERIOR ST | DULUTH, MN 55802 | (218) 727-1978

Some with Jesus and Some with Marx

1st Sunday, May 2, 9:30 am on Zoom

“By the Ore Docks” by Richard Hudelson (pictured) and Carl Ross

Celebrate International Workers’ Day (MayDay) with our special speaker.  Richard Hudelson grew up in a factory town in east central Indiana.  His father and maternal grandfather worked at the Chrysler, manufacturing parts for the assembly lines in Detroit.  The rest of his family was made up of small farmers.  Dick escaped the factory, went to college, and liked it.  He came to Duluth from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. in the Fall of 1977 to take a teaching job at UMD.  He taught philosophy at UMD until 1996 and then at UWS until 2011.  He is the author of six books: four in philosophy and two in labor studies.

Carl Ross grew up in the Finnish Communist community in Superior, Wisconsin.  He recruited me to join him as co-author for a book on the labor history of Duluth.   I worked on that book for eighteen years.  Carl died before the book was finished, but By the Ore Docks: A Working People’s History of Duluth was eventually published by University of Minnesota Press in 1996.  My talk will be based on my work with Carl on that book.  Duluth had an ethnically diverse working class.  Ethnic differences, religious differences, and ideological differences divided the labor movement in Duluth.   Yet, it has been a powerful labor movement, from very early on, even up to the present.

Pavilion Party THIS Saturday !!

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This Saturday, April 24th, we resume the time honored ritual of gathering at the lovely home of Our Flounder, Dr. Bill van Druten, to share a bite to eat and a relaxing drink. That’s right, all you have to do is bring something to share (perhaps some snack you’ve made or a soothing drink to enjoy) to 2931 Greysolon Road at 1:00 pm while freethinkers think freely and share a laugh or two. Park anywhere on Greysolon Road but not on 30th Avenue. (218) 724-4176.

3rd Wednesday, April 21st, 5:30 pm


Yes, you “heard” that right. We’re meeting live, in-person, in spectacular 3-D, with non-GMA free-range freethinkers, at Sammy’s Pizza in West Duluth! Be there at 5:30, or as soon as you can join us, to celebrate the return to Duluth of face-to-face heresy. We have much more to talk about than just religion and Sammy’s has much more to offer us than just pizza. So, bring your sense of humor and a friend (optional) to the reserved Back Room and join us at 403 N Central Avenue. (218) 628-2327.