Organic in structure with time for exploration, discussion, and reflection, this walk is an opportunity to get acquainted with local flora, our relationships therein, and to consider ways in which we might integrate foraging into our daily lives and communities. The walk will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 9am-12noon on Merlin Nature Preserve. Learn more & RSVP here!
In his Handbook, the Stoic philosopher Epictetus tells us that “the appropriate actions for us to do are usually measured out for us by our relations.” Epictetus suggests that we can see how to act fittingly in any given situation, based on how we are related to the other people involved, whether as family members, friends, fellow citizens, enemies, or in whatever other way. In this reading & discussion, we’ll use some extended quotations from Simplicius’ commentary as a springboard for reflecting on friendship, and on the appropriate actions that arise from our relationships more generally. Learn more & RSVP here.