Happy New Year to all our members and friends!
We kick off our 6th salon series - yes, 6th! - on Thursday, January 23rd, at 7:30 pm. The series is organized around the theme of "The Traveler", and we'll be meeting 5 times between now and May to engage with this theme through a range of philosophical entry points. Sessions run from 7:30 pm - 10 pm, and each one stands alone - so you won't feel as if the boat has left without you if you have to miss a session here or there. There are no readings or homework, nothing to prepare or pack...Just hop on board and see where this latest wine women and philosophy adventure takes you. In terms of an itinerary, these are our ports of call and ETA:
Afloat : Thursday, January 23, 2014
Abroad : Thursday, February 13, 2014
Astray : Thursday, March 13, 2014
Alone : Thursday, April 17, 2014
Adrift : Thursday, May 1, 2014
Tropes to be explored while moored in each of these ports range from the Intrepid 19th Century Lady Traveler to the door-to-door ding-donging Avon Lady; from armchair journeying to shamanic journeying; from the art of the Parisian flaneur to singing the world into existence in the Australian outback; from slow travel to time travel to off-the-grid travel to just plain NO! to travel. Philosophical tour guides are far-flung, but include Walter Benjamin, Susan Sontag, Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer. Inspirational traveling companions consist of Freya Stark, Rosita Forbes, Virginia Woolf, Bruce Chatwin, Flora Annie Steel, among others.
You don't have to like travel to join us for the ride. But hopefully, you'll learn something interesting about yourself as a traveler if you decide to sign on for the long haul .