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Monday, June 27, 2005

Update, 6/27/05

Intellectuelle will kick off tomorrow, with posts for the first week consisting of introductions.

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I have been meaning to post some sort of follow-up to news of Terri Schiavo’s autopsy, but haven’t been able to put the time into it. Perhaps I will post something at Intellectuelle.

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My husband and I are in preparation for the 2005 season of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, which starts this week. Each year we very much look forward to this opportunity to play in a great orchestra and see good friends again. My husband and the second bassoonist are the only full-time members of the orchestra who actually live in the area; the rest come from all over the country, even from all over the world.

I also hope to get to some of the lectures at Chautauqua this season. I’ve only been able to catch snippets here and there during the last decade, though last summer I heard most of what Tony Campolo had to say, and I try to read the Chautauquan Daily newspaper to catch summaries. Unfortunately, there is a definite directional leaning to the religion programming at Chautauqua, with little representation in the other direction. There is also a clear preference for social-justice-type Christian speakers. Oh well. I hope to hear Jim Wallis speak on July 4th, and also to catch Martin E. Marty later in the season. Robert Seiple, former president of World Vision, will be at Chautauqua as well.

Chautauqua Institution is a unique place. It’s a self-contained quasi-Victorian village with anything but Victorian ideals! It was originally founded as a sort of summer camp for Methodist Sunday-school teachers, but has always considered itself rather progressive in all areas while attempting to preserve its traditions. It’s been interesting how this has played out, especially recently. Chautauqua is situated on Chautauqua Lake, which contributes a great deal to its appeal. Each summer, Chautauqua becomes a controlled-access cultural community with a nine-week season of high-level arts events, classes, and lecture series.

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Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger, has passed on.

3 Comments:

  • What do you play, Bonnie?

    By Blogger Lexie, at 12:59 PM  

  • trumpet :-)

    By Blogger Bonnie, at 10:53 PM  

  • While I wasn't aware (until you pointed it out) that Winchell was the voice of Tigger, I fondly recall watching the Paul Winchell - Jerry Mahoney show while growing up.

    By Blogger Rusty, at 2:01 PM  

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