Another day at Learningville.
Our 10:45 presenter, Roger Cohen of the NY Times was terrific as a first day guy. He took us back 70 years in Europe’s history and put some of their current challenges in much more understandable perspective. He feels that the European Union is in more jeopardy now than ever, but Cohen would bet on their further integration and expansion.
His background is tremendous over many years in Europe although he is a South African originally and in now an American citizen. Excellent presenter. Great at Q and A, too.
We strolled the grounds to hear a review of the book, “All the Light We Cannot See”. Then, did the 2PM lecture at the Hall of Philosophy by a professor from William and Mary.
Along the way, we enjoyed the atmosphere, the architecture, the flowers and each other.
The 2PM guy spoke in 78rpm, so we heard 100 years of history in an hour about Russia’s ideas about the Crimea and the Ukraine. East vs. West in a modern 21st Century context.
The rain just began in earnest as we are nestled in our home with nothing heavy on the agenda for the night. It enhances the discussion of who we heard and what everyone thinks they said. The one guy with the book review started telling us the book’s story and we left and went for a walk.
Good meal planned. All is well.