The More Things Change…

Final Print Catalog!

LearningLife cover: blueberries in a burnished spoon
Photo: Mike Kennally

We’re now nearly two decades into the 21st Century, and to say things have changed in the last 19 years would be an understatement. In fact, change seems to be the word that defines most everything, from how we eat, sleep, move, and play, to how we read, write, work, and learn. And it happens fast. Go to the store, take a shower, make some soup. Once done, you can be sure something has changed. Life can turn on a dime. A day can be a lifetime.
 
This often means you have to change with the times, which is one of the reasons the Winter/Spring 2019 LearningLife catalog (which will make its way to your mailbox in late January) will be our final print catalog. 

While we may be slow to nudge our way into this century, both the environment at large and our economy as a not-for-profit program in particular demand that we be good stewards of what we have and want to preserve.

No doubt, this will not be a popular decision for many. In all candor, it’s been tough for us as well. But we are trying to think broadly (see our spring course on The Common Good) and be ever-vigilant and smart custodians of our resources.

The late journalist Sydney Harris wrote, “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”
 
This rings true for me. It’s difficult to let go. And sometimes, you can’t have it both ways. Rest assured, we will continue to produce an electronic catalog which may be viewed and downloaded via the LearningLife website. (Our printed catalogs are beautiful, but they are no less beautiful online!)
 
We also will send informational postcards throughout the year and ensure that those without access to a computer or electronic media receive requested information in print form.

The constant in all this? The “the more things change…” component? That would be the sincere pleasure we take in the work that we do and the dedicated and amazing people we serve. YOU are what makes LearningLife such a worthwhile and joyous enterprise!

Anastasia Faunce
Program Director


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