BALL has postponed its 2020 Annual General Meeting. The Board has decided to have it instead on September 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Invitations will be sent to present members via e-mail and the documents that used to be provided at the start of the meeting will now be posted to the BALL website in advance of the meeting. At this time we expect the meeting will be held on-line, as a Zoom meeting. We will provide instructions for using the Zoom software and intend to provide technical help for those who encounter problems.
Our AGM guest speaker will be Walter Knox who presented a BALL Special Lecture on Leonard Cohen, Nov. 5, 2018. He will be presenting another side of Mr. Cohen's work.
Leonard Cohen's Album "The Future" (1992)
Leonard Cohen releasedThe Future, an album which was a marked difference in lyrical style from previous work. Drawing from the political upheaval and social unrest which marked this time, he provides remarkable perception into the forces that shape our views of ourselves and the world around us. Three particular songs form the thematic backbone of this work: “The Future” (a sort of spiritual apocalypse), “Democracy” (the promise inherent in this social/political process), and “Anthem” (the consolation to be found in the individual perspective). Leonard Cohen was, like most of us, anxiously concerned with social issues and the condition in which the world ifinds itself. With insights that are the hallmark of our best writers and his flair with words he draws our attention to what is really at stake in our collective behavior and how we respond to it – spiritually, politically and personally.