Posted in February 2013

Sci Fi

From the 1961 science fiction masterpiece Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein, comes the word “grok.”   Most of us who have been on this planet a while are familiar with the word, if not the book, which was  still avant-garde in 1968 when I first read it, though, by 2000, when I re-read … Continue reading

February Events at The Eclectic Reader

The Conversation Cafe: On February 14th, Valentine’s Day, at 7:15 p.m., The Eclectic Reader will host its 12th Conversation Cafe.  The subject is “Love.”  (What else on Valentine’s Day?)  A Conversation Cafe promotes respectful listening and open-minded conversation on meaningful topics.  Rumor has it there may be chocolates at this event. Join us to discuss love.  … Continue reading