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Sarasota, FL 34237

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May 2018

SU18-02 WHY ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE?

May 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-02 WHY ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE? Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: May 9-23 Robert Essner Where do new drugs really come from? Why do drug companies advertise on TV? What are generic drugs and how do they compare to the originals? How do companies set prices for their drugs in this country and around the world? The former CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, with 40 years of experience in the field, will present an insider’s…

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SU18-01 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

May 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-01 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 NOTE: No class on May 28 Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (amethyst) to T (tanzanite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this six-session course, you will learn about the science that is unique to gemstones. We will discuss the properties of gem materials and why their crystal systems become critical in the identification process. You will also…

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SU18-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

May 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-29 Short Stories: The Gems of Literature Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 (NOTE: No class on Memorial Day, May 28) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature–small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search…

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SU18-03 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE MOVIES

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-03 TRANSFORMATIONAL ENCOUNTERS IN THE MOVIES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 NOTE: No class on May 28 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films which portray psychologically and spiritually transformational encounters: weakness becoming strength, defeat becoming victory, despair becoming hope, lost becoming found, darkness becoming light. Through these human dramas, we can sense how difficult—but not impossible—resolutions to life’s struggles can be. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

May 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as well as on…

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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS

May 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 19 NOTE: No class on June 5 Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is Living with the Past (50th Anniversary Series) and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Overture by Marcel Proust.…

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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

May 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will engage in interactive…

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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT

May 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Jack Winberg This is the time of life when we are free to travel and take exciting images. Before your next adventure, let me teach you how to choose the right camera equipment to capture the best images. You will also learn how to retrieve, organize, print, and improve the quality of your images, as well as to produce slideshows that are showstoppers. Each week, you will receive…

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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA

May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Patricia Regnier This course will examine Japan’s remarkable contributions to World Cinema with a survey of films from the 1950s to present day. Among the directors whose works we will view are Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, Koreeda, and Kawase. We will place Japan’s cinema within the context of East Asian Cinema highlighting in class scene selections of the vibrant Taiwanese New Wave, (Ang Lee,…

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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN

May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Alfred Jones No one loves a loser, especially in this success-driven society. No wonder candidates who run second in our presidential sweepstakes are often soon forgotten. In this course, we will recall and re-evaluate some of the defeated major party nominees who don’t deserve to be forgotten. Who they are will be decided by the class in our first session. How they won their party’s nomination,…

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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM

May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The New Kingdom, when “Egypt Ruled the East,” spanned a period of 1550-1070 BCE. It was a peak period of prosperity and power when Egypt extended its authority north into Syria and Palestine, west almost to the Siwa Oasis and south to the First Cataract. The monumental architecture of the day was the temple. In addition, there was a paradigm shift with…

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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS!

May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Tony Moon Here’s a class solely devoted to the discovery of the amazing number of Italian performers in American music. From crooners to rockers and composers, we’ll listen, watch, and discuss the longstanding heritage of the great Italian influence on pop music culture. Did you know that most of the white doo-wop groups were nearly all Italian? Or that one of the premier songwriters of…

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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS

May 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: May 8-29 Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior, the benefits of having a financial plan, the state of…

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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE

May 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Murray Simon Many of the sacred texts of the Hebrew Bible were the “Genesis” for a number of celebrated musical works. These “creations” can be found in many forms and styles of musical expression. We will identify the original biblical texts that inspired such well-known music as found on Broadway like “Milk and Honey” by Jerry Herman and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by…

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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

May 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all arise from Western tradition and thought. Judaism’s origins stem from the patriarchal narrative and tradition of Abraham, while Christianity’s foundation grew from the matriarchal lineage of Sarah. Islamic faith also begins with Abraham, but finds its roots in the matriarchal tradition of Hagar. These beliefs have sacred texts, dogmas, rituals, and symbols which often differ starkly from…

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SU18-22 EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

May 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-22 EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Al Tripodi In this course, we will learn what constitutes “evidence” in medicine (and science), and we will discuss what can be done, if anything, to improve our longevity and quality of life. Our focus will be on major diseases and killers such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. A full session will focus on geriatrics. Our discussions will explore the roles of nutrition, lifestyle,…

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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

May 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 JoAnn Spiegel The summer book group will read three books. The first book to be discussed will be The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The other two books will be determined by the class. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SU18-23 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

May 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-23 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films, which portray the joys, torments, sorrows, complexities, ironies, and paradoxes of the mystery which is—accurately or inaccurately—called love. With a psychological analysis of the emotional connections in these movie characters, we will decide for ourselves whether what we see is really love! Course Fee: $95; Member Fee:…

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I HEAR, BUT AM I LISTENING?

May 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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I HEAR, BUT AM I LISTENING? Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 16-June 20 Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding. There are more choices than to shut down or…

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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Patricia Regnier This class will view eight masterpieces that have captivated critics and spectators alike since their release. We will begin with Citizen Kane, which has topped the list since 1941, followed by works from Ozu, Hitchcock, and Tarkovsky. Next, we will examine 21st century works by S. Coppola, Linklater, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. Students will be asked to view each weekly film…

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SU18-24 LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-24 LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 David Miano This course will introduce you to cultures of ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome through an examination of their conceptions and expressions of love, desire, and sexuality. We’ll engage in an interdisciplinary study using a variety of literary genres, including lyric poetry, love letters, philosophical dialogue, didactic poetry, and the romance novel. A wide range of topics will be discussed,…

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SU18-25 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-25 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Susanne Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress. This class is for beginners and those who have learned Hebrew in the past but have forgotten it. You will study the alphabet and begin reading and writing Hebrew words in the first few lessons. Primer books will be available at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy to follow and, most of all,…

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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

May 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This introductory course is for anyone with no or very little knowledge of the language. During the course, students wil llearn Italian vocabulary, grammar, and how to interact with people. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and is available locally or through online vendors. Course Fee: $95; Member Fee: $85.50.

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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

May 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian, Pt. I. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level two will expand their vocabulary, work on basic grammar, and practice speaking the language confidently and comfortably. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and…

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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS

May 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the Write It Out program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus are geared to these…

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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

May 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, Plays in One Act, edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is Wendy Wasserstein’s Tender…

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June 2018

SU18-18 MEET THE CLOSET WHISPERER

June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-18 MEET THE CLOSET WHISPERER Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: June 6 Gail Condrick Your destiny is in your closet! Join us for this fun fashion event as the Closet Whisperer shows that what you wear reveals who you are. Perhaps you are a retiree with a desire to be an artist ineveryday life. Do you need the power of an athlete to navigate the changes in your life? Maybe you are a visionary leader with a need to be…

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SU18-19 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI

June 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SU18-19 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: June 13 Gail Condrick Infuse your writing style with the power of the ancient art of Feng Shui. Apply the wisdom of the elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal to your writing style as you add new energy and creativity. First, you will determine the element that is “you”—does your writing bring the passion of fire, flow like water, or offer earth stability, the precision of…

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