Third Saturday Seminars 2012-13
Return of the Elders!
Unleash Your Wisdom

Previous Sessions
Meeting Schedule

To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, "Our World is in interesting times."  The Cold War is over. Technology continues to advance in great leaps. Terrorism has replaced Communism as the "common enemy". Wealth and Poverty continue to grow.  Productivity is mushrooming as is the impact of our species on the planet.

The individual citizen is assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. Religious, commercial, political.  We have every reason to be concerned with social, political, health, educational, commercial, international, local etc. issues.

To this observer there are almost no easy answers.  We are presented competing ideas in just about any venue.  The improved flow of information has made it more difficult to ignore the shortfalls of all our institutions and that promises are rarely are fulfilled.

Most of us feel overwhelmed by our mega-governments and mega-companies.  The "flow" is just carrying us along at a fast speed, and sometimes it is difficult to feel that we have much to say even about things which very closely affect our lives.

The Third Saturday Seminar is about empowerment of the individual.  We hope to help the individual to discover  strategies to help him deal effectively in this and the future world through a combination of  acquisition of knowledge and deciding what, if anything to do with it or about it.
We will learn from each other as well as many other sources.  The participant is the only arbiter of his, "right answers."

Third Saturday Seminars Fall Semester

Individual citizens are assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about demystification of what is going on around us. Time will also be spent on current events. No fee.

Session 1 "Lone Wolves are Endangering our Species" September 15, 2012
Session 2 "Lobbyists" October 20, 2012
Session 3 "Turning the World Right Side Up" November 17, 2012
No Session December 2012
Open House special session January 26, 2013
Session 5 "Drones and your Constutional Rights" February 16, 2013
Session 6 "Income Inequality and Wealth Disparity..." March 16, 2013
Session 7 "Power? Power? Whose Power is it Anyway?" April 20, 2013
Session 8 "Shrinking Workforce" May 18, 2013
Session 9 "Stockman vs Krugman" June 15, 2013

This is the eleventh session of the Third Saturday Seminar (TSS). For the 2012-2013 academic year we will keep the theme of Return of the Elders, Unleash your Wisdom!  Thinking that our world is more than slightly off track, it is time for those of us can remember at least one World War, a Cold War, various other military adventures and economic slides, none of which have so far produced the desired results, or at least not for very long, to reengage with what we thought we were retiring from, and start looking for opportunities to offer our wisdom to our world.

We start every session talking a lot about current world events and will continue to do so.

Times & Location:

The Seminar meets once a month September to June at Lone Star College - Montgomery,
3200 College Park Drive,  Conroe, Texas 77384  936-273-7000. 

Normally the meeting is held on the Third Saturday from 09:30am - 12:00 noon in Room B-102.  However, please check the schedule as conflicts sometimes require this to be changed.  We will be pleased to send you an e-mail the week of the session which will remind you of the meeting and usually give you links to the material to be covered. 
To be added to this list please sent an e-mail to: gcgconsult (at)

Membership in the seminar is through the LSC Montgomery ALL (Academy for Lifelong Learning) program or through Leisure Learning.  The ALL program membership is $35 and allows you to participate in TSS and most of the other excellent ALL Activities at no additional cost for the entire year..
For general information about Montgomery College 
Welcome to the Third Saturday Seminar 2012-2013

Curt Gibby, Spring, Texas

Meetings are from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon.
We normally meet in Room B-102, Lone Star College-Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive Conroe , TX 77384 (936) 273.7000 Campus Map 
North side of TX-242, .95 mi or .47 mi west of I-45 (Exit 79)

Questions?:  Contact Curt Gibby gcgconsult (at)


LoneStar Montgomery Maps

From I-45N

Take exit 79 toward TX-242/College park Dr/Needham Rd, 0.2mi

Turn left (West) at TX-242 W/College Park Dr, destination will be on the right

I suggest you take the West Parking Entrance (after the Main Entrance and University Center)

Turn right and right (East) into the parking area.

Drive up the rise and down to park close to Building B (between building F and the brand new Parking Garage. See map.

B-102 is the teaching theater on the first floor just inside the entrance to the left.

The Lone  Star College Montgomery ALL Program:

Academy for Lifelong Learning Program Description
A.L.L. Fall 2012-13 Course Schedule
Map of campus and parking lots
Or call 936.273.7446

Third Saturday Seminar
To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, our world is in interesting times and individual citizens are assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about demystification of what is going on around is. Time will also be spent on current events. 3 Sessions. No fee.
Lone Star College-Montgomery BI02
S    9/17-11/19   9:30 a.m. – Noon    Gibby
Spring Session TBA

Come, join the discussion! Let's see if there is hope!
See you Saturday --- Thanks for your support.

Curt Gibby
Director, Third Saturday Seminar
P. O Box 73207
Houston, TX 77273

P.S. As usual if anything in this notice doesn't make sense, please let me know.
(You won't be the first, I will appreciate it and say, "Thank you," Curt)