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LIFE President's Welcome Letter

Welcome Back to the ‘WE’ Generation!

For me, winter means a lot of time indoors because I’ve never been a winter athlete – well, truth be told, I’ve never been much of an athlete any season. But, I’m quite willing to exercise my brain any chance I get, and that means taking LIFE classes. If you can’t find classes to love in this catalog, you aren’t trying hard enough. The diversity of this winter’s classes is amazing to me. I usually list my choices in two categories: “Topics I love,” and “Topics I know nothing about.”

In the latter category, first on the list this time is “Playing with the A xial Age” with Will Freiert. Doesn’t that title make you want to take that
class, whatever it’s about? Hint: it’s about an historical era. Choosing classes for the topics I love is harder because there are so many of them: Humanities and the Arts, History, Literature, Current Affairs and Travel. But this is where things get a little surprising for me: some of the classes on my don’t-know-anything-about list of years past are now on the list of topics I love. That brings me to the recognition that LIFE is a mind-expanding experience that keeps expanding!

Please join us for the winter film that kicks off this quarter: “The Freedom Writers,” get some popcorn, and start your list of topics you love
and topics you want to love eventually.


Image of LIFE (Learning is ForEver) President

I hope your New Year is filled with mental exercise every day.
Pixy Russell, LIFE President


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