"Seekers Can Be Finders" April 29 at Barbara's Books
- Bob, Thank you for organizing my discussion "Seekers Can Be Finders". I
include below your email and invite all in Chicago to come on Friday,
April 29, 7:00-8:45, Barbara's Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted. If you
can, please write and ask those who plan to come to think about the
following four questions:
1) Do you have a deepest value in life which includes all of your other
values? I've collected answers, all different, from more than 500
people. I think that those who know their deepest value "know
themselves", as Socrates urges, and this helps us know them, too.
2) What is a question that you don't know the answer to, but wish to
answer? If we're willing to "seek AND find", then I think our minds are
able to live forever.
3) What is your dream-in-life? We can organize a down-to-earth economy
around our efforts to support each other's dreams.
4) In some area of life that you truly know well, how do you figure
things out? Others may not care about our questions or about our
answers, yet they may value the ways that we've figured things out, and
thus such ways may be the basis for a shared culture. (See:
I look forward to the evening!
Andrius Kulikauskas, ms@..., (773) 306-3807, http://www.selflearners.net
I sent this e-mail about your presentation to almost
200 interested people and professors--although very few profs
come--last Friday. I hope you like it and my usual personal
news included at the end. Many are looking forward to your
--- On Fri, 4/15/11, Robert Lichtenbert <seekerofmeaning@...> wrote:
Invited host Andrius Kulikauskas, Ph. D. in math (U.
of CA, San Diego), will lead the next Seekers' Dialogue on
the topic "Seekers Can Be Finders" Friday, April 29, 7:00-8:45,
in the large meeting room of Barbara's Bookstore, 1218 S.
Halsted in Chicago. (Street parking is usually easy, but mostly
meterized. Good riddance to Mayor Daley?)
Dr. Kullikauskas will describe his 27-year search for
answer in his project "Living Truth." He will ask his four
main questions of his life's search. Andrius will also show a
I announce with much sorrow the recent death ADOPT
regular and former secretary, Rev. Peter Surrey of Sauk Valley
College in Dixon, IL, at 82.
I announce also with much sorrow the cancellation of
ADOPT's proposed Spring Conference on "Living With or Without
God" which was to be held the same week-end. This is the
first time that this conference has been cancelled in the 35
or so years that ADOPT has existed.
Calls for abstracts were sent by e-mail and
snail-mail to all Seekers, regular profs and about 60 new
profs of philosophy. I invited several people who have special
knowledge on this theme to submit an abstract.
ADOPT received none (zero, zip, Nichts, nada). I thus did
not invite the highly informative speaker, Prof. Ron Miller,
Lake Forest College.
Would not many profs want to give local talks to
get pay raises and promotions? And would not adjuncts want to
do the same so they may no longer be lower than students in
the colleges' Great Chain of Being?
IF YOU HAVE ANY ANSWERS TO THESE TWO QUESTIONS, PLEASE
LET ME KNOW.
A final reminder that Seekers and ADOPT dues for 2011
are now due to remain on our lists. $15.00 for full-time
workers and $5.00 for the rest of us. Many thanks yet still
again to the four members who mailed a grand total of $60.00
thanks to generous donations Ed Rios and Steve Baynes.
PERSONAL VIEWS AND REVIEWS:
Beware of the ides of April!
After tree postponements, I finally had my case that
adjunct workers in all schools in IL (and, indeed, the U.
S.!) are eligible for unemployment benefits. In short, da
judge did not respond to any of my many strong moral
arguments. Instead he sided with utterly incorrect and stupid
legal precedents. I did not acknowledge him as a human after
he announced his obvious verdict. I have already appealed.
One can only hope to get a judge whose brain "has turned to
mush," as that excellent law school movie put it.
My theater pick for the month is "Sonnets for an
Old Century" at the Steppenwolf Garage. This play hauntingly
tells tales of 18 people in an anteroom to be judged for
the after-life. I still much want to see the play in Studs
Terkel's "Working" despite its exorbitant price.
This month's flix pick is "Biutiful." After waiting
several weeks to schedule it, I discovered this flick
starring Javier Bardem, the psycho in "No Country for Old
Men," was nowhere as compelling as Mexican filmmaker
Inarratu's "Amores Perros" and "21 Grams."
If you would like to see "The Fountainhead, Part I"
adopted from Ayn Rand's massive novel now at Webster
(formerly Wonder Bread Resale) Plaza, please let me know.