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    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom) Only

    Our guest speaker for the March 10 LML Meeting is Dr. Colin Moseley.

    Dr. Colin Moseley is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. He held academic positions at the University of Toronto and UCLA, and has contributed to pediatric orthopedic education around the world. He was in Canada when Universal Health Care was introduced and witnessed the political hyperbole, the implementation, and the outcome, spending more than a decade as a patient and surgeon in that system. He then spent almost three decades in Los Angeles gaining an understanding of health care in the USA. His presentation will address the benefits and shortcomings of both systems, and the different ways health care is financed and managed around the world.

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Educated by Tara Westover is the book club selection for March. 

    Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter, she salvaged in her father's junkyard.  The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent.
 Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.  Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

    The Soul of America by Jon Meacham (4.26)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
Meacham contends that our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how Abraham Lincoln called for the "better angels of our nature," and other historical figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson faced similar problems. Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women's rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear — a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always — or even often — been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, "The good news is that we have come through such darkness before" — as, time and again, Lincoln's better angels have found a way to prevail. 

Past events

16 Feb 2021 LML Book Club
11 Feb 2021 LML Golf
7 Feb 2021 Palmetto Dunes Golf Tournament
19 Jan 2021 LML Book Club
13 Jan 2021 LML Monthly Meeting
15 Dec 2020 LML Book Club
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