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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Walking with the Angels

Monday, March 23, 2015

My South African pal Mike Morgan has a great memorial to a fellow Anti-Apartheid figure in “Counterpunch”… Walking With the Angels Remembering Anti-Apartheid Organizer Don Morton by MIKE MORGAN The first time I met Don was at an Indian curry parlor in Brick Lane, London. We each had a plate of Prawn Vindaloo and it was mother-in-law hot. We spent the rest of the evening cooling down on pints of John Courage. The combination of warm beer along with fire-engine red fish curry had a dire effect. But in between refills of the Directors Bitter and trips to the can, Don recruited me to come to America. That was August of 1978. I was twenty-three years of age… go to the story

The Internet Says It, so It Must Be True

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Guilderland Public Library, Adult Book Discussion Groups Great Books – Thursdays at 7:00 pm Are the “classics” still worth reading? We think they are! These are the books that continue to be read in times, places and cultures far removed from those in which they were written. Since these books have had so much to say to so many different people, they’re very likely to hold meaning for us as well. Join us as we discuss books that you’ve always wanted to read, or may have read growing up but want to read again! February 5: Silas Marner, by George Eliot March 5: Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Franki April 2: The Island at the Center of the World, by Russell Shorto May 7: Henry V, by William Shakespeare June 4: The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck