We finished reading and discussing chapter 3. There was much discussion about political decisions regarding financial matters, and the government’s ability to create money out of thin air and to limitlessly increase debt or deficit spending.
As I did not have copies of chpater 4 with me, I provided copies of a non-fiction book for children about the division of labour. It is based on a famous essay by Leonard Read called “I, Pencil”. The original essay is available online at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) here: http://bit.ly/2k1Yvo3
Our March session will be held on March 8th. We will read the story about the MIraculous Pencil, then continue with chapter 4 (I will bring copies).
In our September meeting, we discussed what we had been reading recently. What have I been reading recently? I’ll tell you later.
We also welcomed a guest today. I hope she enjoyed the session and that we will see her again.
By the way, the next session will be October 19th. We have not quite finished the Alice Munro story, but we should finish it next time.
Next time, I will bring some non-fiction for us to read and discuss. Feel free to bring something that you enjoy reading. I will bring something short that we can read and finish discussing in one or two sessions.
Today, I mentioned Youtube videos of Barack Obama when his teleprompter breaks down. There are many such videos out there, but here are just two that I found:
And can you tell which woman is the real Hillary Clinton? Observers have noticed at least two women used as “body doubles” for Hillary Clinton recently.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday Sep 28th at the usual time and place. We will continue reading and discussing “Dear Life” story “The Eye”, from the paragraph beginning “‘You and Sadie talk together a lot,’ my mother said.”
Our April meeting took place today. The rain made the flowers look beautiful.
We continued reading and discussing Alice Munro’s short story “To Reach Japan”. As we haven’t finished, we will continue next month.
Our next meeting will be May 25th. We may be joined by a new guest who asked about our group today.
I plan to finish this short story next meeting.
Today’s discussion centred on Greta’s experience at the writers’ party. It reminded me a little of this comedy sketch about a party by British comedienne Victoria Wood, who passed away a few days ago of cancer.