Tuesday October 23, 2012
Maidu Senior Center, 1550 Maidu Dr., Roseville, CA
Meeting 1-3 pm
Program " The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln"
Introducing Abraham Lincoln to the 21st Century
Has this country ever produced a more interesting humorist than Abraham Lincoln? have we a leader to match Lincoln's wisdom as he shepherded this county through the depths of the Civil War, a war that was all but lost on so many occasions? Arnold Kunst, the author of the recently published "Lincoln 365," gave his first talk on Abraham in high school and has been fascinated by him ever since. The Abraham Lincoln Arnold uncovers for us in this talk gives every appearance of walking on water; Lincoln will be glad to show us, if we but care to look closely, where the rocks are! Lincoln, always comfortable inside his own skin, shows us reasons aplenty for you and me to choose him as our role model!
Speaker: Arnold Kunst
Arnold, who holds an MA in history from Queen's University in Northern Ireland, taught both children and adults on both sides of the Atlantic for well over 30 years. Recently retired, his students range from the children of cabinet ministers to convicted felons, from the cream of the academic crop to those some would consider the dregs of society. He brings a wide range of experience to the speaker's podium-teacher, business owner, school administrator, professional musician, free-lance journalist, grants writer, house painter, Hospice volunteer. Arnold has fine-turned his speaking skills with Toastmasters International. His Lincoln presentations, as well as his recently-published "Lincoln 365." arouse out of an award-winning Toastmasters speech entitled 'Lincoln Was a Loser.' You and I should lose like Lincoln!
His most recent position as a teacher in a California state prison, is where his fascination with Abraham Lincoln turned into a flat-out passion. He was utterly astonished to find the drug dealers and wife beaters in his class were turned to putty in Lincoln's hands! As Arnold witnessed first -hand the astonishing effect Abraham Lincoln had on his students, he bottled that Lincoln in his recently-published book. "Lincoln 365." If Lincoln could entice a sense of direction in rudderless
felons, just think what he might do for the likes of you and me!
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Posted by Ron Setzer