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Write the Morning Away...
Taste of OLLI One Saturday a Month,That Is
Instructor: Patrice Vecchione
Whet your appetite with one of
our short courses. Come see how There is a vitality… that is translated through you into
delicious OLLI is! Free to OLLI Plum
Members. $10 general admission. action and because there is only one of you in all of
time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it
will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
This I Love - Martha Graham
Instructor: Patrice Vecchione
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… If you don’t write, where do your stories go? Find the
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning inspiration you’ve been looking for. Ms. Vecchione
Who do you love? And what? Celebrate it all in an will lead participants in a couple of writing exercises
evening of poems and stories. Write to surprise and each Saturday. We’ll look at the past, the future, and
delight yourself and those you love. We’ll read from the huge in-between, and write about our lives close-
the This I Believe: On Love anthology. Bring notebook up and the world at our doorsteps. Each class will
and pen or your laptop.
include opportunities for those who wish to share
Tuesday, Jan. 25; 6:00 – 9:00pm their work. This course is for those who write and
OLLI@CSUMB those who’d like to. Come for a single session or
come for all five.
A Brief Anthropology of Alcohol
Instructor: Dustin McKenzie Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 8; Feb. 12; Mar. 12; Apr. 9;
Whether you are a teetotaler or a party-animal, it is May 14 (5 meetings)
easy to see that the consumption of alcoholic beverages Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
influences culture. In fact, some anthropologists have Place: OLLI@CSUMB
argued that the production of beer and wine was the Fee: $80 series / $20 each
causal factor leading to the agricultural revolution
and the growth of civilization nearly 10,000 years
ago. Cultural drinking patterns are affected by politics,
gender, religion and even socio-economic class.
Cultural norms and values dictate what we drink, how
much we drink, and even where and why we drink.
We will discuss the early development of alcohol,
the negative effects of prohibition, and the growth of
this billion dollar industry among other intoxicating Pathways to Health & Longevity
subjects pertaining to alcohol and culture. Instructor: Patricia Wolff
Friday, Apr. 15; 9:30am – 12:30pm
OLLI@CSUMB What exactly is good health and how do we get
there? The decisions we make affect our well-
being, yet, we’re bombarded by often confusing
Spring Bird Migration and contradictory information. In this course we’ll
Instructor: Bruce Elliott
look at how we can enhance our health and access
The annual northbound movement of vast numbers the doctor within. We’ll investigate the mind/body
of breeding birds during our North American spring connection and the use of nutritional, supplemental,
season is one of the most dramatic events in nature’s
calendar. Join us to observe a variety of bird species
homeopathic and meditative approaches to treat
in prime breeding plumage during their stopover to common health complaints. Strategies will be
replenish migratory fuel-fat deposits before moving on presented to enable effective and knowledgeable
to breeding territories. Our tour leader, a professional integration of contemporary and alternative
wildlife biologist for nearly fifty years, will narrate modalities into our lives.
details of individual species migrations, breeding
behavior and the various physiological and behavioral
adaptations that lead to successful migration. Dates: Wednesdays, Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 meetings)
Time: 10:00am – noon
Saturday, May 14; 9:00am – 2:00pm
Pt. Lobos State Reserve
Fee: $40


The OLLI Writers’ Circle Tackling the Tough Ones Together
Instructor: Elin Kelsey, PhD Instructor: Dr. Renee Curry

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a published Many of our most thoughtful pieces of literature are
professional seeking constructive feedback, the difficult to read alone. The level of creative inquiry
OLLI Writers’ Circles offer a creative, collaborative that the reader must bring to bear while reading such
atmosphere in which to improve your writing. The a novel is significant; it is much more enjoyable to
Morning Circles are for writers who have participated approach these books as a group with a guide. In this
in at least three semesters of OLLI writing circles. The course, we’ll tackle the short stories of renowned
Midday Circles are for returning circle participants 20th century fiction writers, William Faulkner and
and those new to the OLLI writing circle process. Ernest Hemingway. We’ll read from Hemingway’s
All circles will meet at OLLI@CSUMB. Registration The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories and from
is first come, first-served. Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses. These stories deserve
focused attention; the rewards they provide us will
Morning Circles last a lifetime. Books are included in course fee.
(Continuing OLLI Writers)
Dates: Fridays, Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11 (5 meetings)
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Time: 10:00am – noon
Mar. 3 (8 meetings) Place: OLLI@CSUMB
Time: 9:00 – 11:30am Fee: $50
Fee: $90

Dates: Thursdays, Mar. 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 14, 28

(6 meetings)
Time: 9:00 – 11:30am
Fee: $70

Midday Circles
(New & Returning Writers)
The New Administration
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3 in Sacramento
(4 meetings)
Instructor: Fred Keeley
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $40 This course will look into the building of a new
administration. How will this administration
Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3 transition from campaigning to governance? How
(4 meetings) will the first 100 days shape its potential for success?
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm Join Fred Keeley, former Speaker pro Tempore of the
Fee: $40 California Assembly, for this special four-part series.

Jan. 29 State of the State and Proposed Budget

– Campaigning Moves to Governing
Feb. 19 Budget Season Begins in Earnest
– Review of Governor’s Proposed Budget
Mar. 19 New Faces of the Administration 
Apr. 2 How is the New Administration Doing?
– A First Semester Report Card

Days: Saturdays (4 meetings)

Time: 10:00am - noon
Fee: $60

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The Mysteries of Meditation A Tale of Two Cities
Instructor: John Provost Instructor: Barbara Mossberg, PhD

There are many ways to meditate. The Zen Buddhist Mix up men and women, art and science, history and
image of sitting quietly on a cushion in lotus imagination in a breathless, heady experience. We’ll
position is just one. There are various practices to take in paintings, novels, musicals, plays, architecture,
bring mindfulness into our lives. The Mysteries of war and peace, through the lens of Paris and London.
Meditation is designed to facilitate an understanding Exploring the stages of romance and epic feats of
of meditation as a multi-faceted practice rich in mind, heart and spirit, we’ll see slides, drink wine,
possibilities for people in various stages of life’s hear passages from Les Mis, Phantom and A Tale of
journey. How might meditation enhance your life? Two Cities, view film clips and have a Dickens of a
In this course, we’ll explore the Perennial Philosophy, time with larger-than-life characters, from Picasso
how meditation is a universal practice promoted by and Gertrude Stein, to Matisse and Monet, Einstein,
nearly every tradition and religion. The format for e.e. cummings, and more. Mais oui, cheerio!
this class is discussion rather than lecture.We’ll draw
from many sources for our reading material. Bring This course is an armchair look at a travel program
your questions, personal experiences, reflections, Dr. Mossberg is leading in August 2011.
doubt and a willingness to try various forms of
meditation. We’ll welcome it all. Dates: Friday, Feb. 4 (1 meeting)
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 Place: OLLI@CSUMB
(8 meetings) Fee: $20
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Fee: $80

Integral Life Practice

Instructor: Marianne Rowe

Finding balance between body, mind and spirit is

Living Car Free in Monterey the key to a healthy lifestyle. Integral Philosophy
Designed to help you take full advantage of the combines Eastern & Western, ancient & modern,
alternatives to driving a car in Monterey County, this scientific & spiritual wisdom to form a “theory of
course will provide an overview of how our transit everything.” Whether you have studied Integral
system works and what options, including bicycling Philosophy or are new to Integral Theory, this
and carpools, are available. Find how to ride the course will open the door to living a balanced
bus, what bus to take and the cost involved. Learn and integrated life. Through the exploration of
more about the new Salinas/Marina Trolley and specific practices, experiential exercises, and
how to take part in ride share/vanpool programs. mutual support, participants will develop a personal
You’ll receive practical solutions for getting around. Integral Life Practice (ILP) Blueprint – a practical,
This special two-part series will include speakers and efficient structure for creating and sustaining
from Commute Alternatives (ride share), Monterey physical, cognitive, emotional & spiritual well-being.
Salinas Transit (MST), and experts on bicycling in
Monterey County. 
Dates: Wednesdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9 (2 meetings) (6 meetings)
Time: 10:00am – noon Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Fee: Complimentary – bring your friends! Fee: $70 – includes Integral Life Practice book


Great Decisions: Discussion The Fishes of Monterey Bay
Group for Pressing Global Issues Instructor: Gregor Cailliet
Instructor: Peter Powles
This three-session course is designed to help people
The Foreign Policy Association, a non-profit, non- understand the ecology and diversity of fishes in the
partisan organization dedicated to inspiring the wide variety of habitats that comprise Monterey Bay.
American Public to learn more about the world, In the first session, we’ll describe the diversity of
has published its 2011 Briefing Book that examines these fishes and their adaptations, including habitat,
eight critical events of our days. We’ll read a chapter distribution, kelp, rock, sand, etc. The second session
before each class and have a lively discussion during will focus on sharks and rays. Discover everything
our session. Course members will be encouraged to you never knew about the life histories of these vital
share their knowledge and views, but just listening is members of our underwater community. The final
fine too. Peter Powles has led several Great Decisions session will take you deep beneath the surface for
discussion groups in recent years. OLLI@CSUMB a discussion of the fishes of the sea, a habitat that is
and The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay close by in Monterey Bay.
Area present this class jointly.
Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22 (3 meetings)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Feb. 7 Rebuilding Haiti
Feb. 14 U.S. National Security
Fee: $30
Feb. 21 Horn of Africa
Feb. 28 Responding to the Financial Crisis
Mar. 7 Germany Ascendant
Mar. 14 Sanctions and Nonproliferation
Mar. 21 The Caucasus
Mar. 28 Global Governance

Days: Mondays (8 meetings)

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm Tickle The Grey Matter:
Place: Monterey Peninsula College, Social Improv Theatre
Science Building, Room 102
Instructor: Gerry Orton
Fee: $20 for the Great Decisions 2011
Briefing Book
Do you enjoy the feeling laughter brings? Want to try
something fun and challenging? This class may be just
the thing for you! Through a variety of group theater
games, we’ll venture out of our daily routine as we
discover and play with our creative spontaneity. We
will not only tickle our grey matter, we’ll give it a fun
workout and stretch our mental agility—all in a safe
and supportive setting. Learn improvisation basics,
improve listening skills, strengthen self-confidence,
and sharpen reaction time and memory ability. This
class includes a ticket to a performance of the famed
Chicago Improv group “The Second City” at the CSU
Monterey Bay World Theatre on Thursday, March 3;
7:30pm. You’ll also have an opportunity to talk with
cast members!

Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3 (4

meetings plus show)
Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm
Fee: $50

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Cinema and Cuisine:  The Anthropology of Food
And the Oscar Goes To.... Instructor: Dustin McKenzie
Instructor: Karen Davis
Food is a fundamental human necessity, essential to
Justly or not, the legacy of a great film is often tied to the sustenance and survival of our species. Cultural
a single statuette less than 14 inches tall.  An Oscar practices influence what we eat, how we acquire,
can propel a film into the stratosphere, causing it prepare and even consume food. Food is directly
to be forever remembered as a cinematic classic.  associated with cultural identity. People may change
Since 1929, the Academy Awards have honored their dress, speech, and even religion before they
outstanding achievement in film, amidst glitz, alter their food ways. In addition, recent research
glamour and controversy.  Spring is Oscar season, has shown that specific food products including
and with this in mind, Cinema and Cuisine will cod fish, sugar, and salt have had significant impact
examine compelling Academy Award winners from on world history. From hunter-gatherers to modern
specific film genres.  And with food playing a major agricultural societies, this course will focus on the
role in post-Oscars celebrations, each screening elaborate relationship between human culture and
will be accompanied by a tasty delight worthy of a the foods we eat.
Hollywood gala. 
Dates: Fridays, Feb. 18, 25; Mar. 4 (3 meetings)
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 14; Mar. 14; Apr. 11; May 9 Time: 10:00am – noon
(4 meetings) Place: OLLI@CSUMB
Time: 1:30 – 4:00pm Fee: $30
Fee: $40

In Your Ancestor’s Footsteps

Instructor: Junel Davidsen
Toxic Chemicals in Our Learning more about your ancestors can be a
Bodies, Homes and Pets fascinating journey, whether the quest is to find
Instructor: David Epel, PhD ancestral homelands, make a family tree or solve a
family mystery. This course will help participants
Revelations of exposure to toxic chemicals is follow in the footsteps of their ancestors while
frequently in the media. What’s true? What’s fiction? avoiding common pitfalls in family history research.
We’ll examine the usual suspects as well as less
well known ones. For example, is BPA the cause The course will start with the basic steps necessary
of autism? Do the fire retardants in our furniture for beginning a family history project, including an
cause thyroid problems in cats? What causes some introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard
chemicals to be problems? And how can we avoid and instruction regarding the preparation of a
exposure to them? research plan. Next, participants will learn how to
examine source information found in repositories
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 16, 23 (2 meetings) and popular family history websites. The course
Time: 10:00am - noon will conclude with a field trip to the Family
Place: OLLI@CSUMB History Center in Seaside where participants
Fee: $20 will first receive a tour of the library and then
have direct access to the book and microfilm
rooms as well as the library’s computer resources.

Dates: Tuesdays, Mar. 1, 8, 15 (3 meetings)

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Fee: $25


Aging Positively! Part Two Three Issues of Our Time:
Instructor: Pat Hanson, PhD Water, War & Prayer
This interactive class is for men and women who Ready to expand your awareness and to have your
are interested in facing and embracing the inevitable consciousness raised? Join us for town hall style
changes that come with age. Participants will engage sessions and hear from experts in their fields about
in processes designed to demystify and de-negativize important issues of our time. Each session includes
the natural fears we have of aging. Guest experts lecture and discussion and will be held at OLLI@
will present cutting edge information. The goal is CSUMB. Complimentary – bring a friend!
to empower us to make better informed decisions.
This class is open to everyone and builds on Aging Water Supply with George Riley
Positively! Part One. Friday, Mar. 18; 10:00am – noon
Mar. 8 Our Health Trajectory: Changing Our
Gain an insider’s perspective on the local water
Thinking Can Change Our Lives. Insights from
dilemma. Who are the winners and losers? What
Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight and
does the future hold? We’ll look at where control
Elizabeth Lesser’s Change.
of our water is located, who will pay and how much
will be paid.
Mar. 15 Physical Changes: Hearing, Bone Density
and Body Image with Kalyani Gilliam-Salman, LAc.,
Bones for Life ® Cost of War with David R. Henderson
Friday, Mar. 25; 10:00am - noon
Mar. 22 Managing Hormonal Realities: Blending
Conventional (and Non) Medicine with Mr. Henderson will lead a thorough discussion about
Brian J. Ellinoy, Pharm.D. the cost of war, including its fiscal costs. Who bears most of the burden? What’s the toll that prolonged
war has taken and is taking on our civil liberties?
Mar. 29 Getting a Second Wind: Intimacy This session will address how the wars the U.S.
and Sexuality Now and From Now On with government is currently engaging in are actually
Kat Forsythe, MSW.
making Americans less safe.
Apr. 5 Generativity: Keeping Our Lives Meaningful
and Finding Our Purpose plus Getting Your The Politics of Prayer with Wayne Martin
Papers in Order with Liza Horvath. Friday, Apr. 1; 10:00am – noon
Virtually every interaction we engage in has some
Apr. 12 End of Life Issues: Letting Go plus Mortality politics in it, an ethical component, and a balancing
Suite: Poems Set to Music with Bill Minor. of power or influence. Even prayer. This session will examine the ways in which prayer can be a political
act, and how, surprisingly, politics can be an act of
Days : Tuesdays (6 meetings)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Fee: $75

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The Tibetan Book of Literature and Gardening
Living and Dying Instructor: Barbara Mossberg, PhD
Instructor: John Provost
“Dear March! Come In! How glad I am!” That’s
Many people approach death with fear and confusion. Emily Dickinson greeting a huffing and puffing
The aim of this class is to offer another perspective, March dressed like a Versace fashionista in purple
from the ancient text of The Tibetan Book of the shoes. And this is Professor Mossberg, excited to
Dead, as interpreted and commentated by Sogyal welcome you to March Madness for a celebration of
Rinpoche in his book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Gardening and Literature! It’s that time of year, when
Dying. We’ll explore why Buddhists feel it’s essential we get sublimely down into odes, sonnets seeped in
to face our deaths with as much consciousness and sun-drenched reverie, loveliness of lyrics on the bud
understanding as we can. Students will be introduced and bloom. Celebrate the mystery of earth bringing
to Tibetan practices that have been found to help forth creation. We’ll consider the great works of
both the person dying, and their family and friends, writer gardeners, from 2700 B.C. Gilgamesh to
move through what is so often a very difficult process America’s poet gardeners who are doing the work
of letting go. We’ll study important concepts such as of restoration and redemption. If you’re overcome
reincarnation and the Law of Karma. by winter blues, don’t throw in the trowel! We’ve
got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Dates: Thursdays, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12,
19, 26 (8 meetings) Dates: Wednesdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm (4 meetings)
Place: OLLI@CSUMB Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Fee: $80 Place: OLLI@CSUMB
Fee: $40

The Maya Civilization The Riot of Spring:

of Old Mexico The Joy of Collage-Making
Instructor: Bruce Elliott Instructor: Patrice Vecchione

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to one Not only flowers bloom. So do people. Spring is
of the most advanced human cultures in the “New the perfect time to express our creative nature and
World”, from 300 AD to the early 1400’s. We’ll experiment with color, shape and design. Collage
chronicle origins and known history by means of artist Patrice Vecchione invites you out to play.
intricate glyphs carved into stone walls of palaces Surprise yourself and find the artist inside you alive,
and royal tombs. Once deciphered, these images thriving and ready to break out! For those who
can lead to the recovery of a political history and consider themselves artistic and everyone else.
dynastic theology that Shakespeare would have Materials to inspire will be provided.
loved! By means of an extensive slideshow, we will
travel to Mexico and examine daily peasant life Date: Saturday, April 16
and extravagant royal ritual ceremonies, warfare Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
and sacrifices, as well as trade and belief patterns. Place: OLLI@CSUMB
Join us for a few hours in the Yucatan with one of Fee: $60
world history’s most fascinating and still-mysterious

Date: Saturday, Mar. 5 (1 meeting)

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $20


This special series of courses will showcase the history and culture of the
Monterey Bay area – a history that continues to shape our community today.

Monterey’s Visual Art History Stepping Into Regional History

Instructor: Dick Crispo Instructor: Julianne Burton-Carvajal

Ready to step into history? Each session will be

Its natural beauty, rich history and mild climate have
organized around a visit to a landmark building
drawn talented artists to the Monterey Peninsula
from either Spanish-era or Mexican-era Monterey,
since the late 19th century. The internationally-
transporting you back to a specific time and place.
renowned artist and art historian, Dick Crispo, will
Through lectures, readings, and discussion as well as
provide an informative look at our area’s legacy as
the pursuit of individual lines of interest, our goal will
an influential art colony. Join us as we glimpse into
be to develop a multi-dimensional understanding of
the lives of such prominent artists as Sam Colburn,
pre-American Monterey as a cultural crossroads and
E. Charlton Fortune, Paul Dougherty, August Gay,
theater of many internationally significant events.
Armin Hansen, Jo Mora, and Charles Rollo Peters.
The course concludes with a local field trip where
Dates: Fridays, Apr. 8, 29; May 6, 13, 20 (5 meetings)
participants can see first hand how this history has
Time: 10:00am – noon
shaped the vibrant arts community that exists today. Place: Meet at local landmarks, sequence to be
confirmed. Royal Presidio Chapel and Museum,
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 28; Mar. 7, 14 (3 meetings) Carmel Mission complex, Casa Boronda (private home
Time: 10:00am - noon on the Monterey Mesa), Customs House & Pacific
Place: OLLI@CSUMB House, Cooper-Molera complex, Stevenson House
Fee: $30 Fee: $80

Monterey Waterfront
Instructor:Tim Thomas

For thousands of years, people have made their living

fishing the Monterey Bay. Beginning with the area’s
first real “commercial” fisherman, the Rumsien Ohlone,
the Monterey Bay has been a multi-cultural stew, made
up of whalers from the Azores, squid fisherman from
China, abalone divers from Japan and sardine fisherman
from Sicily. This course will uncover the history of the
fisheries of Monterey Bay and the role they played in
making Monterey one of the finest fishing ports in the
world. The course includes a captivating walking tour
of the Monterey waterfront.

Dates: Mondays, Mar. 21, 28; Apr. 4 (3 meetings)

Time: 10:00am – noon
Fee: $30

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olli instructors - spring 2011
Roxane Buck-Ezcurra is a writer and editor. She Karen Davis is Senior Film Programmer for the
consults with not-for-profit organizations, charitable Mill Valley Film Festival. She teaches courses in
foundations and independent publishers. Her projects world cinema and cultural studies, and has been
often focus on natural history and marine topics, on the faculty of several institutions, including
allowing her clients to benefit from her familiarity with CSUMB and Vassar College. Ms. Davis has written,
environmental and conservation issues. produced, and directed numerous film and video
productions, primarily in the documentary genre.
Julianne Burton-Carvajal, longtime Professor
of Spanish Literature and Latin American Cinema at Bruce Elliott is a retired Senior Biologist Supervisor
the University of California Santa Cruz, has published with the California Department of Fish and Game.
extensively on the social, architectural and artistic
heritage of this region. She also organizes art and history David Epel is the Jane and Marshall Steel Professor
exhibitions at the Carmel Mission and elsewhere. Emeritus of Marine Sciences at Stanford University’s
Hopkins Marine Station. He’s received numerous
Gregor Cailliet is Professor Emeritus of Biology awards recognizing his work on toxic chemicals in the
(Ichthyology) at the Moss Landing Marine Lab. At sea, environment and for fostering undergraduate research
Mr. Cailliet collected fishes and data on their habitats. and science education. Known for his lecturing style, Mr.
In the lab, he studies fish life histories (feeding habits, Epel has also been a visiting professor at universities in
age and growth, reproduction and demography). England, Japan and Italy.
Along with his graduate students, Greg has pioneered
techniques for determining and validating the age of Pat Hanson, PhD is a veteran college health
fishes. educator, public speaker, writer and hospice
volunteer. She has taught at CSUMB and MPC,
Dick Crispo has become a Monterey Peninsula and is the sexuality columnist for a new magazine:
institution. He has exhibited internationally and has Crone:Women Coming of Age.
earned many awards. His work is in numerous private
and public collections. Mr. Crispo recently published David R. Henderson is an Associate Professor of
a book on art history on the Monterey Peninsula and Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School and a
co-wrote a history of the Carmel Art Association. research fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He blogs on
is a regular columnist for
Renee Curry has a PhD in English and has published
widely (three books and over twenty articles) in Fred Keeley is the elected Treasurer for the County of
literature, literary theory, and film studies. Dr. Curry Santa Cruz. He serves on numerous statewide boards
has taught literature for twenty-five years at the and commissions, including the California Ocean
university level, and is currently the Dean of the College Science Trust, the Chairman’s Reform Task Force of the
of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at CSUMB. Fair Political Practices Commission, the board of the
California Voter Foundation, the board of California
Junel Davidsen is a professional genealogist and Forward, to name but a few.
heir searcher, specializing in courthouse records and
research in California. She’s a Past-President of the Elin Kelsey, PhD writes for children, and adults. Her
Monterey County Genealogy Society. Ms. Davidsen’s most recent books are Hey! Not Your Typical Book About
client work includes research for the segment on Kristi the Environment and Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of
Yamaguchi’s Japanese American ancestors for the PBS Whales which was selected as a “Best Reads for 2009”
series Faces of America. She is also an expert provider by Canada’s National Public Radio Network (CBC).
on’s ExpertConnect service. Ms. Kelsey consults on international environmental
projects and is an adjunct professor at Royal Roads


olli instructors - spring 2011
Wayne Martin retired from 35 years of parish George Riley is the co-founder of Citizens for Public
ministry in Boston, Philadelphia and Lincoln City, Water and Intervener with CPUC on the Regional
Oregon. He served as a hospice chaplain on the Desalination Project. Mr. Riley received his Master’s
Monterey Peninsula. His church work emphasized the Degree from Wharton Graduate School, Philadelphia
justice implications of biblical history, and included a and spent a long career in local government. Mr.
commitment to alleviating homelessness and poverty. Riley retired as Director of Housing and Community
Services, San Mateo County.
Dustin McKenzie has been involved in archaeology
along the central coast of California for over 12 years. Marianne Rowe, MS has been a Marriage & Family
His research has focused on hunter-gatherer fishing Therapist for over 25 years, as well as a Mindfulness
practices and maritime adaptations from Monterey Meditation teacher at CSUMB and in her Pacific Grove
Bay to the California Channel Islands. Mr. McKenzie office. She has been studying Ken Wilber’s Integral
has conducted archaeological investigations in the Theory since the 1990’s and recently completed a
Mojave Desert, the Great Basin, Mexico, Germany, 9-month course of intensive study and practice with
and Australia. He teaches archaeology and cultural Terry Patten, a primary author of Integral Life Practice.
anthropology at Cabrillo College.

Barbara Mossberg, PhD directs and is professor of Tim Thomas is a fourth generation native of the
the Integrated Studies Program at CSUMB and is an Monterey Bay area and served as the historian and
Adjunct professor for Pacifica University. Dr. Mossberg curator for the Monterey Maritime & History Museum
serves as the Poet in Residence for the City of Pacific for 16 years. Mr. Thomas has worked with the Monterey
Grove, Dramaturg of the New Umbrella Theatre Bay Aquarium, California State Parks and the Monterey
Company, and is the host and creator of the Poetry Slow Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He’s the Director of
Down, KRXA 540AM. the J.B. Phillips Historical Fisheries Project and has
written and lectured extensively on the fisheries of the
Gerry Orton brings 17 years of teaching, directing Monterey Bay.
and performing Improv. Following a career as an
administrator of a youth and family counseling agency, Patrice Vecchione is the author and editor of both
he followed his interest in theater, and improvisation. Mr. books of poetry and prose, including Writing and the
Orton is the founder of Women of Whimsy and Off the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within. Her
Cuff Laughter Links in Monterey. He directs the Tahoe most recent venture is as playwright and actress. She’s
Improv Players, a company he founded in the 1980’s. taught writing and collage to adults and children for
over thirty years.
Peter Powles was born in Kenya of British parents. He
attended the University of Cambridge England reading Kathy Whilden is a meditation teacher at
law with Degrees M.A. and LLB. Mr. Powles practiced Monterey Bay Zen Center in Carmel. Kathy has
law from 1962 to 1998 while living in Australia, the U.S. worked with Natalie Goldberg in timed writing
and India. He retired to England in 1998 and moved to workshops, is a founding member of the OLLI
Carmel in 2000. Writers’ Circle, and blogs about life in Monterey.
John Provost is a philosophy instructor at Monterey
Peninsula College and has been studying the Patricia Wolff, DC, MFT has been practicing natural
interconnection between philosophical ideas and health care for over 30 years. After being introduced
popular culture for nearly 30 years. His approach to to Zen meditation in 1986, her focus has been on
contemporary issues is to examine them in the light integrating modalities that cultivate well-being and
of the questions and ideas raised by the great wisdom wisdom. In addition to her private practice, she
traditions. lectures, leads meditation groups and facilitates retreats
at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

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OLLI Interest Groups
OLLI@CSUMB Interest Groups have been created by our members in support of
member interests. Come share in the enthusiasm – compliments of OLLI!

KAZU MovieClub Plein Air Writing

Hosted by: Marsha Moroh and Ken Wanderman Roxane Buck-Ezcurra and Kathy Whilden

One of the highlight’s of KAZU membership is Using timed writings, we’ll capture “first thoughts”
their ever-popular MovieClub which screens on paper, deepen our connection to the natural
compelling cinematic works each month at the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, and discover
Osio Cinema. Now’s your chance to further the truth within each of us along the way. Each
the experience by joining fellow enthusiasts for session includes a silent, easy walk and ample
a dynamic discussion following each screening. time for writing, reading aloud, and nonjudgmental listening. This group is open to everyone and
builds on the OLLI Plein Air Writing series.
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 7; Mar. 7; Apr. 4; Recommended reading: Writing Down the Bones by
May 9 (4 meetings) Natalie Goldberg.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Place: OLLI@CSUMB Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 25; Feb. 22; Mar. 29;
Apr. 26 (4 meetings)
Time: 9:30am - noon
Place: Varies (to be announced)

Getting to OLLI@CSUMB
Getting to OLLI@CSUMB is easy. We’re closer than you might think! OLLI is located at the corner of Inter-
Garrison and 6th Avenue on the CSU Monterey Bay campus – just minutes away from the shores of Monterey Bay
and the stores you often frequent.

From Highway 1: Take Lightfighter Exit • Turn Left onto Gen. Jim Moore • Turn Right onto Inter-Garrison Road •
Turn Left onto 6th Avenue • Take immediate Left into parking lot

From Reservation Road, Salinas: Take Imjin Road •Turn Left onto Abrams Drive • Follow until road ends •Turn
Right onto Inter-Garrison Road • Turn Right onto 6th Avenue • Take immediate Left into parking lot

Alternative transportation options?


OLLI Plum Members, simply display your current CSUMB parking pass on your car dash or visor. It’s that easy.

Not an OLLI Plum Member? Permits can be purchased from the many yellow parking dispensers on campus.
(The closest one to OLLI is by the Otter Student Center, at the corner of Inter-Garison/5th Avenue.) The cost is
50¢/hour or $2/day. Dispensers take coins and dollars but do not give change.


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