Posts by UFP (Page 7)

THE RIGHT TO BE COLD – Sheila Watt-Cloutier

We will be meeting to discuss this book on February 8 & 22,  at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd., Peterborough. All are welcome to join us for our usual invigorating discussion While it was both enlightening and revealing to learn about her earlier life and intricate details of the forced assimilation imposed…

THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg

Here  is a description of the book  we will be discussing on January 11th and 25th at 2pm, at the home of Brian Ling, 440 Carriage Lane, Peterborough. Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step “loop” all habits form in our brains–cue, routine, reward–we can change them, giving us the power…

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE by Karen Armstrong

We will be meeting this month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of December at the home of Linda Palmason 3022 Westridge Blvd at 2pm.  All are invited for these discussions. In the lucid yet reflective manner that is Armstrong’s trademark, The Spiral Staircase recalls her painful early life as a nun, her even more painful reentry…

Freedom Evolves – Daniel Dennett

The book for November is Freedom Evolves.  The gatherings will be held at Gillie Trowbridge’s home, 24 Cricket Place at 2pm on November 9 & 23. Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers “yes!” Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how…

UNSETTLING THE SETTLER WITHIN by Paulette Regan

The bookclub will begin the fall with this challenging book. We will be meeting at Helen Griffn’s home 1370 Armstrong Dr. on September 14 and 28 at 2.00pm.  All are invited to join us! In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society…

RISING STRONG by Brene’ Brown

Here is an introduction to the book we will be reading for May.  All are invited to join us even if you have not read the book. We will be meeting this month on May 11th and 25th at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global…

The Self Illusion – by Bruce Hood

Wonderful. Illuminating. Full of insight, beauty and-humor.” -David Eagleman, author of Incognito and Sum This month’s gatherings will be hosted by Helen Griffin on April 13th and 27th at 2pm at 1370 Armstrong Dr. TheSelf Illusion is about the science of self-the truth behind the illusion that we all share, that we exist as individuals…