2011 Newsletters

December 2011

Name That Memoir: This month we're thinking up the titles we would use if we were to write our own memoirs. We've got some pretty provocative offerings.     Me and My Hot Air Balloon. And How Life Begins When You Slice the Rope     The T...

November 2011

It Really Is A Small World After All Sometimes seemingly unrelated events come together pleasantly in intriguing and sometimes surprising ways. I recently finished reading the book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. It is...

October 2011

From Bountiful To A Mississippi Jail Activist Stephen Holbrook kicked off the 2011-2012 season of Humanists of Utah presentations. Steve has been a civil rights worker, anti-Vietnam war leader, politician and elected official, and co-founder of radio...

August 2011

Humanists of Utah Summer Picnic Good food and better company! John Young has again generously offered his backyard as the venue for our picnic. The event is set for Thursday, August 11, beginning at 6:00 PM at 2127 South 1900 East. Food and drink...

July 2011

In The Light This is the second place entry in our Marion Craig Essay Contest. The question this year was “how has Darwinian evolution affected your field of study?” We received several entries and this one was judged to be runner up to the best. ...

June 2011

Linguistics and Evolution This is the winning entry in our Marion Craig Essay Contest. The question this year was “how has Darwinian evolution affected your field of study?” We received several entries and this one was judged to be the best. In the...

May 2011

The Theory of Life Peg McEntee, Metro Columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, spoke to Humanists of Utah at our monthly meeting in April. I see my talk tonight has a pretty grand title: “My Theory of Life,” so, here goes. I see life as the great con...

April 2011

Rolf Kay Recognized Rolf Kay, a founding and longtime board member of the Gandhi Alliance for Peace, was honored by friends and Alliance members October19 with the planting of a Catalpa tree in Salt Lake City’s Jordan Park. “We are grateful for...

March 2011

A Profile of the Utah Humanists From our conversation this month we found these interesting numbers about the make-up of Humanists in our group.  It is a privilege to be part of such a distinguished group. Newest humanist: 3 years Longest ...

February 2011

Darwin Day Celebrations The fourth annual Humanists of Utah Presents Darwin Day celebration will be held on Friday, February 11 on the Westminster College campus. Please note that this lecture will REPLACE our usual Thursday evening meeting. See...

January 2011

20 Years Ago Humanists of Utah is celebrating our 20th anniversary. Here is the lead article from Volume 1, No. 1 of the Utah Humanist published in February 1991. Beginnings: Humanists of Utah Organized   The organizational meeting of Humanists ...