Monthly Archives: May 2005

What’s *delighting* you?

What’s *delighting* you in reading the Odyssey? I know that the translation is delighting Sharon, Peter, Insiya. What else is delighting you? Pat and I suggest you read the book with that question in mind. Several scenes/themes have particularly d… Continue reading

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How’s it going?

How’s it going with beginning to read Homer’s Odyssey? Pat and I have discussed a couple of things that seem helpful: – don’t read the whole introduction before you start reading the book (again, certainly read pages xiii – xviii) – do a “superfic… Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey: Audio from "primer" call

We just had our first call – the “primer” call for reading Homer’s Odyssey. See comments for some of the discussion and feedback. If you missed the call or want to go back to the conversation, here’s the audio file (in Windows Media format): DM200… Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey: Assignment

Assignment Reminder: Our reading “assignment” for the next month (mid May through mid June 2005) is: – How to Read a Book – read at least chapter 4 for now – buy it at Amazon: How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler – Odyssey – buy this version at Am… Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey: Date for "primer" call

Before we start reading Book 1 of our 20 year reading odyssey (aptly we chose Homer’s Odyssey as our first book), we will get a tutorial from an expert on the book. Andre Stipanovic, who has a PhD from Rutgers in comparative literature and who reg… Continue reading

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Background

Reading Odyssey is a non-profit organization created by and for mainstream adults to re-ignite their intellectual curiosity and make accessible the great cultural resources of the world. Founded by two friends in 2005 who wanted to help each other… Continue reading

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Rules of the road

Pat and I welcome others to join us. All that is required is your own passion. Of course, you don’t have to commit for 20 years. You can join us for any book along the way. Everyone who participates should buy and read “How to Read a Book”. Here’s… Continue reading

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Robert Ross

Kim, Phil and I met in Junior High School and were friends until I left the school in 10th grade. We did not have contact again for approx. 20 years. My father reconnected us through Phil’s dad about 4 years ago. I am a Grand Prix Rider in the spo… Continue reading

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Pat Wictor

I’m a touring musician and songwriter, and have met some of the wonderfulfolks in this group through my musical efforts. Phil Terry and I have been swapping books and discussing ideas, big and small, since we were teenage undergraduates in Califor… Continue reading

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Bruce Upbin

Bruce Upbin is a senior editor at Forbes magazine, overseeng technology and life sciences coverage. A long time ago he earned an MFA in fiction-writing from the University of Arizona. Continue reading

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