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George Hammond: Love - A Rational Explanation

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Love: A Rational Explanation

George Hammond, Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy steps into the debate about whether love is irrational. The apparently inexplicable ways we fall into and out of it are the grist of the entertainment industry, but is there a clear pattern to it all after all? You be the judge after Hammond describes the elements of the emotion we all love to experience. Read more »

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A Discussion of the Biography, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 5:30pm

A Discussion of the biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

This discussion will be led by Howard Crane and Barbara Massey.

This biography by Walter Isaacson is the first authorized by Steve Jobs. Consisting mostly of a series of interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, the biography also includes interviews with family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Read more »

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Gary Karp: Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma- Adjustment to Acquired Disability

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 5:15pm

Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma: Adjustment to Acquired Disability

Gary Karp, Author, Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues and Disability & the Art of Kissing

Karp injured his spinal cord and became paraplegic in 1973 at the age of 18 in a fall from a tree. Now he is an internationally recognized voice for what he terms the "Modern Disability" experience. Read more »

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Anne Willan: Exploring the Origin of the Modern Cookbook

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 12:00pm

Exploring the Origin of the Modern Cookbook

Anne Willan, Author, The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook

From the opulent banquet halls of the Burgundian dukes to the tables of simple English countrymen and American settlers, Willan explores the religious, economic and political crosscurrents that influenced their meals. Read more »

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Week to Week 5/25/12

Fri, May 25 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: May 25, 2012

This program has been postponed; please join us at our next Week to Week program on June 29, or our special evening program with reception on July 30. Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, May 21 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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Steven Machtinger: Yes, We Kant - Mozart and the Sublime

Mon, May 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Yes, We Kant: Mozart and the Sublime

Steven Machtinger; Attorney; Violist, San Joaquin River School of Music Read more »

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Week to Week: 5/14/12

Mon, May 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Week to Week: May 14, 2012

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC 11; Author, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California 
Carly Schwartz,
Founding Editor, Huffington Post San Francisco
In conversation with John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California Read more »

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Nancy Novack: Don't Go Through Cancer Alone

Fri, May 11 2012 - 12:00pm

Nancy Novack: Don’t Go Through Cancer Alone

Nancy Novack, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Founder, Nancy’s List

Novack offered the Bay Area community an opportunity to serve and support the many who are living with cancer, and those who love and care for them. The mission of Nancy’s List is, “No one will ever go through cancer alone.” For children, Novak designs events and adventures for the youngsters to enjoy memorable experiences with family and friends. The children make healing connections, find strength, community, and courage. Read more »

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The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past

Thu, May 10 2012 - 12:00pm

The Future of Tradition: Weavers of Oaxaca, Mexico Connect Their Future with Their Past

Federico Chavez Sosa, Master Weaver in the Zapotec tradition
Eric Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of the Education Department, Textile Museum of Oaxaca
Janet Chavez Santiago, Coordinator of Education, San Pablo Center for Academics and Culture, Oaxaca.

The Chavez Santiago family of the famed weaving village of Teotitlan de Valle presents its story of this ancient art form, a family, a culture and preserving a way of life Read more »

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