Books & Writers

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Discussion of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 5:30pm

We've all probably read this one, but it is well worth revisiting. Everybody is happy in the Year of Ford 632 – the Alphas, the Betas, Gammas and Deltas – even the Epsilon semi-morons (someone has to take out the garbage). So many of life's troubles have been eliminated. Of course, if you are a slightly deformed Alpha who thinks too much, or a young man wrenched from the Savage Reservation of New Mexico (where life is nasty, brutish and real), you may have problems.
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Ralph Nader

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Thu, Jul 31 2014 - 6:00pm

Ralph Nader, Political Activist; Author, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State; Twitter
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter — Moderator Read more »

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Healing Pain and Injury

Mon, Jul 21 2014 - 5:15pm

Maud Haimson Nerman, DO CSPOMM CCH CA, Author, Healing Pain and Injury Read more »

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Is Ozone the Miracle Cure Everyone Is Talking About?

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Wed, Jul 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Robert Rowen, M.D., Santa Rosa; Board-certified Member, American Boards of Family Read more »

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The Art of Collaboration

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Mon, Jul 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Stewart Levine, Author, Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict Into Collaboration and The Book of Agreement Read more »

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Make Peace with Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion

Mike Robbins
Thu, Jul 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Mike Robbins, Author, Nothing Changes Until You Do

Your relationship with yourself can be challenging. Robbins discusses how keeping that relationship healthy, compassionate and empowered can lead to genuine success and fulfillment. He says that the healthier your relationship is with you, the more effective you can be with others and in everything you do. This program is intended to teach people to accept, trust and believe in themselves.

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Climate Cartoons

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Tue, Jul 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., Author, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
Jonah Sachs, CEO, Free Range

In these hot and crazy times, we all need some comic relief. Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, promises to inform and entertain us with his 20-minute routine. Then he will sit down to talk about using humor and storytelling as tools for combating the doom-and-gloom attitude that often marks discussions about melting glaciers and disappearing species. Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch

Mon, Jul 7 2014 - 5:30pm

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. Read more »

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John Krumboltz: Abolishing Fear of Failure

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Thu, Jun 26 2014 - 7:00pm

John Krumboltz, Professor of Education and Psychology, Stanford University; Co-author, Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win Read more »

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The Key to Regaining American Opportunity and Fiscal Freedom

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Wed, Jun 25 2014 - 12:00pm

C. Eugene Steuerle, Fellow, Urban Institute; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury; Author, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future 
Frank Yeary, Co-founder and Chairman, Level Money; Former Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley 
Robert Friedman, Founder and Chair, Corporation for Enterprise Development – Moderator Read more »

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