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Thursday, September 02, 2010

The story of the Liberty Summer Seminar

I've been working on a new website for the "Clarington saga" -- that's the saga of my parents, who were charged by the municipality of Clarington for running a "commercial conference centre" on property zoned agricultural. They let me host the Liberty Summer Seminar on that property for the last ten years.

You can take a look at the new website here.

Today, I posted a somewhat brief history of the Liberty Summer Seminar. It was an email that we sent out to our email distribution list last year. Since people want to know what the LSS is all about, I thought I'd re-post it.

Here's an excerpt:

We’ve learned that people are willing to come from really, really far away to join us. Jamie Tronnes has come in from Morocco (Morocco!), my sister Agata has flown in from the Netherlands, Marc Brandl came from California, a gaggle of libertarians make a trip from New Brunswick every year (Mike Stockford, Tyler MacFadzen, and Jordan Graham, who is now a councillor. I call him “Councillor Jordan, sir”), Chris Kilmer and Jason Song have come in from New York, some fly in from way out west from Vancouver and Calgary and Edmonton. Isaac Morehouse made the trek himself from Michigan starting at five in the morning, and then came back the next year with a whole van full of people. Toronto may not be far (about an hour-and-a-bit by car), but Paul Brennan and Christopher Twardawa have made the trip on a bicycle. On a bicycle!

I’ve learned that Catharine Sloan will mail me and my family a “thank you” note after a Seminar. No, thank you, Catharine. My mom promptly put the note on our fridge.

One big lesson is that no matter who we get to come out to the Seminar, no matter how incredible the talks, most of you will spend a lot of time talking about and giving glowing reviews of my mother and father’s cooking. That makes both of them very happy.

Read the rest here.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on September 2, 2010 | Permalink

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