Tuesday, December 5
|10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
"Resilient Homes for Resilient Lives," Nathan Good [Jinx Brandt], Ford 122
We rely upon our homes to be secure, healthy and nurturing environments. We usually take for granted the many qualities that our sheltered environments provide until there is a breach in the trust between our assumptions and the rude awakening of a tragedy. Our homes can fall short of our expectations in an instant, as may be the case with natural disasters: earthquake, tornado, landslide, flood or fire. Slowly accumulating risks to our health can manifest themselves through poor indoor air quality, exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and electromagnetic radiation in our homes. And there is always the lurking danger of casual misfortune: falling down stairs, slipping in the tub, or tripping over a pet.
Nathan Good is a Salem architect with extensive experience in the design of custom homes throughout the Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico. He will share with us the risks and responses to designing homes that offer shelter and reassurance for his clients in a rapidly changing world. Nathan will share strategies to create a “future-proof home” that increases the ability of a dwelling to withstand a natural disaster, enable individuals to live in their own homes longer, and be adapted to changes in family compositions. By recognizing and responding to a plethora of links between the physical composition of our homes and our psychological responses we can increase the potential for our personal resilience to mirror that of our enhanced physical resilience.
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.|
"Writing Potpourri," ICL Members [Lois Rosen], Ford 122
Members of the ICL Writing Group, led by ICL member Lois Rosen, will offer a fragrant blend of their stories and poems. You’re most cordially invited to enjoy the mix of vivid, lively, wise writing of the members of the group, who will be announced at a later date.
|2:30 – 3:30 p.m.|
"Art Potpourri," ICL Members [Sharon Wright], Ford 122
Several ICL members will share their art and/or favorite art or art history topic. Names of the presenters will be announced later. If interested in presenting contact Sharon Wright.
Thursday, December 7
|10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
"Up Close Stories," ICL Members [Don Gallagher], Ford 122
ICL is made up of a very interesting group of folks with fascinating backgrounds. In this session which has become an ICL tradition, we will get to know a few of them a little better, as we ask them to share an interesting story from their family, their work experience, or world experience. Today we will hear 15 minute stories from ICL members, Tracy Raglund (2017), Elaine Smith (2016), Stephen Moe (2017), Franca Hernandez (2012), Betsy Belshaw (2015) and one Surprise Guest presentation. You won't want to miss this session!
|12:45 p.m. - end|
"End-of-Semester Holiday Luncheon," [ICL Social Directors], Montag Den
ICL End-of-Semester Holiday Luncheon
Ruthann Panck or Jan Svingen
* Gastrique is caramelized sugar, deglazed with vinegar, used as a flavoring for sauces. To this a little fond (browned bits or drippings from meats or vegetables, found on the bottom of a sauté or roasting pan via the Maillard reaction) or stock may be added. It is used to flavor sauces such as tomato sauce, savory fruit sauces, and other sweet and sour sauces such as the classic orange sauce for duck à l'orange.
@ No grannies were harmed in the making of this pie
|After End-of-Semester Luncheon|
December ICL Board Meeting, Montag Conference Room