Spring Potpourri II
March 6 – The Trans-Siberian Railroad
This class will review the presenter’s amazing journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Busalacchi will share photos from his route with took him from Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan to Moscow. In two weeks, Busalacchi and his wife traveled 6000 miles. He will share his visits to Cathedrals, monasteries, palaces, war memorials, Russian cuisine and entertainers, a demonstration by a monk of “writing” an icon, concerts, folk dancing and grand opera. And, that is not even the end of it.
March 13 – Give Yourself Permission to Thrive
Hear an extraordinary story of a local mom who lost her teenage daughter suddenly to brain cancer. Despite suffering every parent’s worst nightmare, she confronted the painful emotions related to the grief, and over many years, she discovered that through the struggle she had gained wisdom, strength, purpose, and deeper relationships. Learn more about this positive psychology concept of posttraumatic growth and how you, too, can increase the likelihood of experiencing it in your own lives.
Tony Busalacchi is an artist, world traveler and frequent presenter for Osher, North Shore School for Seniors, and many other organizations. He taught humanities at the high school and university levels and is interested in art, architecture and history.
Susan Angel Miller is a career volunteer who has held leadership positions with NCJW-Milwaukee Section, the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. She works with HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), ... read more