3rd Wednesday

Located in the heart of Duluth, the Lyric Kitchen Bar offers straightforward food and drink to locals and area visitors. The food is great and the atmosphere is relaxing. So please join freethinkers like yourself at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 19th and bring a friend. Let them know the joy of company that respects science and, dare we say, reality. The restaurant is on the main/street level of the Holiday Inn complex on Superior Street. You can enter the parking ramp from First Street and bring your ticket to be validated by our server. (218) 249-9000.

Pavilion Party!

Let’s gather again at the home of Our Flounder this Saturday, February 22nd. We can celebrate the anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s publication of Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems on that date in 1632! The fun starts in the late afternoon, between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night shall stay these thinkers from their disappointed hounds.”  Bring something to share: maybe something you’ve cooked or some spirits to lubricate the discussion.  Laugh, compare notes on your latest thoughts, or just relax and listen–nodding occasionally.

Pavilion

Dr. Bill’s elegant home is at 2931 Greysolon Road in Duluth.  Please remember that you can park anywhere on Greysolon, but not on 30th Avenue!  Info: (218) 724-4176.

First Sunday

Charles Darwin — Sunday, February 2nd

Howard D. Mooers is a professor in the Department of Geology within the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has a doctorate from our satellite campus in the Twin Cities and has been a Fellow of the Geological Society of America since 1997.

He has presented numerous conference papers and published in journals such as Limnology and Oceanography, Quarternary Research, and the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.

  9:00     Coffee and Conversation
  9:30     Breakfast Buffet Available
10:00     Formal Program Begins
 
Duluth Radisson Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8981

Pavilion Party!

Let’s gather again at the home of Our Flounder for Thinkin’ ’bout Drinkin’ on Scottish poet Robbie Burns’ birthday: Saturday, January 25th.  The fun starts in the late afternoon, around 4:00 pm. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stay us thinkers from our anointed sounds.  Bring something to share: maybe something you’ve cooked (haggis?) or some spirits (Scotch?) to lubricate the dialogue.  Reflect, laugh, relax, and maybe complain about the weather.  Dr. Bill’s lovely home is at 2931 Greysolon Road in Duluth.  Remember, you can park anywhere on Greysolon, but not on 30th Avenue!  (218) 724-4176.

3rd Wednesday

January 15th, 5:30 pm

On Wednesday, January 15th, we’ll join our host Sue Anderson again at Valentini’s Vicino Lago (Valentini’s in the vicinity of the lake, or Valentini’s by the Lake) on London Road. Arrive at 5:30 pm to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and authentic Italian food. If you’re on a budget, you can try one of the little 9″ pizzas. Stay a little longer and you can sing along with Kevin Buck, musician. For over 85 years, Valentini’s has been a great place to share stories and spirits with other freethinkers and some of their friends.

1400 London Road | Duluth, MN 55805 | (218) 728-5900

First Sunday

Sunday, January 5th
“Civil Discourse”

It sure is hard to talk to strangers these days.  So, we end up spending time around people who agree with us.  But that’s no way to learn new perspectives on things.

And we already know what the solution is.  We should listen to others with the goal of understanding them instead of trying to change them.  There are even recipes available for how to “Speak Your Peace” from well-established local groups.

But how can we control ourselves and stay in a conversation when our discussion partners push our buttons?  How can we maintain our composure, keep cool, and continue to listen?

I’ll report what I’ve learned about this lately.  As a musical arranger, I’m interested in generating harmony (but never unison) among Earthlings.

  9:00  Coffee and Conversation
  9:30  Breakfast Buffet Available
10:00  Formal Program Begins

Duluth Radisson Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8981