May 2019 Breakfast Forum Schedule


May 5

What Does it Mean to be a People of Curiosity? – Cease Blocker, Presenter

 Please join us for a small group themed discussion on what does it mean to be a people of curiosity.


May 12

The Constitution: Built to Last? Cari Poole, Presenter

In this final PBS episode of 4 about the Constitution, Peter Sagal interviews Sandra Day O’Connor, Barney Frank, PJ O’Rourke and others about how the Constitution is holding up since 1787 and is it time for some changes. Our history of Equal Rights, Title IX, Gerrymandering, Patriots Act, Executive Powers along with the precarious balance of power, partisan politics, and money influences are highlighted.


May 19

A Nest of Memories Deep in My Soul – Todd Carpien, Presenter

Todd will be bringing his performance art to the Forum with presentations about opera, musical theater and, of course, a history lesson. He will be singing from “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo, “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini and “In The Heights” musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Join us in a fun discussion with the “actor”, afterwards.


May 26

Spirituality, Bullying and Freedom – Richard A. Mathison, Presenter

Richard will discuss various attitudes about spirituality, such as major religions like Christianity and Islam, and the fact they have at times been guilty of bullying. Anti-spirituality attitudes such as in Marxism in the Soviet Union 1917-1991 exhibited forms of bullying. It is the “taken-for-grantedness” and its consequences that he’ll be highlighting along with “freedom” defined as the absence of bullying.


If you are interested in leading a discussion or for more information, please contact Cari Poole or anyone of our Breakfast Forum volunteers, Frank Stone, Fred Bomberger, John Kennedy and Dan Poresky.  If you would like to be added or removed from the Breakfast Forum email list, please email your request to Cari Poole.