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I am the founder of the Fellowship of Reason, Inc.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

The quotation is from Emerson’s ESSAY XII Art:

“In happy hours, nature appears to us one with art; art
perfected, — the work of genius. And the individual, in whom simple
tastes and susceptibility to all the great human influences overpower
the accidents of a local and special culture, is the best critic of
art. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must
carry it with us, or we find it not. The best of beauty is a finer
charm than skill in surfaces, in outlines, or rules of art can ever
teach, namely, a radiation from the work of art of human character,
— a wonderful expression through stone, or canvas, or musical sound,
of the deepest and simplest attributes of our nature, and therefore
most intelligible at last to those souls which have these attributes.”

Seven FOR members and friends attend Coriolanus


The Fellowship of Reason loves the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Seven of us yesterday (Thursday, June 11, 2015) attended their production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanius. The last performance is tomorrow (Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

Love it!

FOR’s June 2015 newsletter is published


Please read charter member Frank Vicker’s fabulous essay, 200th Consecutive FORum. It contains a challenge to all members and friends of the Fellowship of Reason:

“The sooner you people realize there is no hope, the happier you’ll be! Stop demanding the arrival of wholeness, harmony and radiance. Stop expecting perfection, ease and clarity to come to you. Create some. Get up off it and sweat the magic into existence.”