A very eclectic group of activities last week.
At the Riley Institute at Furman we heard a presentation from JAG, Judge Advocate General, Dana Chipman, a 3 star general and parent of a Furman Student. He spoke about the challenges the army faces with the recent decision to allow women in the infantry, sexual assault issues, repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell” and the one I didn’t think about, the problems with grooming and dress codes. In a half hour presentation he clearly explained these topics as well as answered some very interesting questions from students, Furman president and even one from Bob. Definitely worth an hour of our time.
An OLLI Bonus class was a lecture from a Furman chemistry professor on Molecular Gastronomy. This is a topic you foodies have to start to learn about. I had heard of it but now understand more about what the possibilities are for really cool new taste pleasures. It’s not so much a new food but eating a familiar food in a form it has never been before like a foam, crystal, etc. Start checking around your town to see if there are any places who are preparing food like this. They also are doing some interesting things to beverages so check out the high end bars. I don’t think Greenville is there yet but will keep my eyes open.