DOVER Robert Atkinson, noted developmental psychologist, philosopher and historian, has written a book that details a clear view of the arc of change over time in which he shows us where we are today by telling us the story of our time the one that we are currently in the midst of. It is not a new story in terms of time and place, but new in terms of the changes we are experiencing in our country. Atkinson shares his fascinating insights into the forces that are bringing people together while at the same time pulling people away from one another as individuals, within families, and as groups: political, religious, or geographical.
Atkinson offers a banquet of reasonable and credible reflections about "our time" in the book, "The Story of Our Time." Book study groups have sprung up to explore his ideas. Dover has such a group made up of local people who want to explore meaningful possibilities. The book is being called "a survival manual" by well-known author Dr. Larry Dossey (Reinventing Medicine).
This group of concerned citizens has scheduled two open sessions free to the public. Part 1: Panel Discussion will take place Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. with time allotted for questions and discussion. Then in Part 2: Robert Atkinson will present ideas from his new book "The Story of Our Time" at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6. Both sessions will be held at Saint John's United Methodist Church, 23 Cataract Ave., Dover.
For further information about the presentations, go to Atkinson's website at www.robertatkinson.net or find the meet-up site at www.meetup.com/Unity-in-Diversity-Discussion-Group/events/258671017/.