Big Shoulders “Chamber Jam” a Hit!

On Monday evening, December 5, the Big Shoulders Ensemble joined enthusiastic guests with a delightful “chamber jam!”

Musicians traded off as they filled the evening with works of Mozart, Wagner, and others – playing together unrehearsed for the first time and filling the room with chamber music – the “way it was originally conceived.”

As the philosopher Goethe explained, chamber music is an “Intelligent conversation” – and the musicians of the Big Shoulders ensemble proved his point completely!

The ensemble WILL BE BACK in the spring – so stay tuned!!

Captain Charlie Plumb Shares Stories and Lessons Learned from Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

Nancy and Charlie were thrilled to host USNA Classmate Captain Charlie Plumb as he discussed in detail the lessons he learned from spending six years in the Hanoi Hilton during the Viet Nam war. You can listen to some of his remarks by clicking HERE.

Biological and Cognitive Underpinnings of Religious Fundamentalism – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dr. Nancy Church and Charles Jett were delighted to host Dr. Jordan Grafman, Neuropsychologist and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAL) and a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

As the leader of a major international project on the neural basis of human beliefs, he discussed the findings and conclusions that addressed the question:

Is there any correlation between an individual’s cognitive and neural pathways and his/her religious beliefs?

You can view a MS Powerpoint slideshow of his research results by clicking HERE.