Thursday, December 01, 2011

Dad's Reading Group

Troy is our Associate Director as well as a Lower Middle School teacher on Track A.  He and his wife, Summer, moved here recently with their two daughters, Faith Marie and Grace.  Both girls are in Lower Middle School.

The last Friday of October a group of dads got together to discuss the book Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. The book outlines the change in communication, especially through the media, with the advent of the television. It was fascinating listening to other perspectives from dads who are professors to engineers to businessmen. Everyone seemed to approach the changes in communication from a different perspective, but all recognized that we have to be vigilant in our own lives and with our children to engage knowledgeably with various media. It was a refreshing time of conversation over a good book, coffee, and doughnuts.

You are invited to participate in our next two book discussions.
January 27 we will be discussing Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and April 20 we will discuss Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Both books are classic literature worthy of our attention. I hope you will join us.

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