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LIFE President's Welcome Letter

Welcome Back to the ‘WE’ Generation!

Image of LIFE PresidentWINTER! That word conjures up a myriad of thoughts and feelings: cozy fires, heavy coats, sparkling snow, holiday celebrations, perhaps even loneliness and isolation. There are those of us who love winter and can’t wait for the first big snowfall. Some of us just learn to tolerate it and count the days until spring. And then some of us leave Minnesota altogether and head for warmer climes where we only smile when the Weather Channel reports the Rochester weather. It is my hope that whatever your attitude as we start the inevitable march into winter, you will take some time to thoroughly explore this LIFE class catalog that you now hold in your hand. It is filled with stimulating solutions for the long cold months ahead. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to travel around the world via freighter? We have a class for that. How about learning a bit more about Islamic belief or Hindu festivals? We have several upcoming classes focusing on our city and our state. There are Great Books to read and important topics to discuss. You can hop on a bus with fellow students to Decorah, Iowa for the Oneota Film Festival. If you are leaving Rochester for the winter, let us know which classes you would like to see repeated at a more convenient time. That is valuable input for the program committee. Come and join us! Grab your warm coat, bring a friend or make a new one at a class. It just might take the chill away – or make you forget all about it!

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” - John Steinbeck

Judy Pease, LIFE President

Last Updated: June 15, 2015

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