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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wine Women and Philosophy Outreach Salon

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon a week or so ago with a group of McGill University students who were interested in experiencing a wine women and philosophy salon designed especially for them. Pictured here with us are Sarah, Chloe and Isabella, who took time out from finals week to explore 'The Art of Conversation' and with it, the importance of asking good questions.

It was clear from the get-go that we all shared a love of lively and stimulating verbal exchange, and the eloquence of these students as they elaborated the difference between talk that rewards and talk that just never seems to go anywhere was truly impressive. We also appreciated the fact that Sarah, who organized the afternoon, is the daughter of regular wwp member Kathy McKnight...It was fun to try out our pedagogical approach with the next generation! For more details on other wwp outreach initiatives, why not check out our website.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book Lovers Group Enjoy Their Annual Trip to the Nurtury Last Weekend

Thank you to Pat for organizing yet another splendid weekend for her friends at the Nurtury. This is the third time that this group has gathered at the Nurtury to talk books, do crafts, enjoy walks in the woods, break bread together and throw around ideas. As in the years before, this weekend fulfilled all that it promised.

Though we missed the company of Ann and Wendy - both of whom were in Europe and unable to attend this annual get-together - Carolyn, Louise, Judy and Pat kept the home fires
burning and the creative juices flowing.