June 1, 2011
Bob Whitt, on thinking, reading and talking
Bob holds a copy of The Oxford Companion to Wine and a bottle of 1981 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in his wine cellar.

Each month, we ask an Indiana Humanities friend or partner how they think, read and talk. We feature that someone in the “How do you identify with the humanities” section of our e-newsletter. This month, it’s Bob Whitt.

Bob is the executive director of White River State Park, and is a two-time Chew on This facilitator for Indiana Humanities. He’s also a trained magician and has a passion for the culinary arts. He attended the Hospitality Administration program at Ivy Tech State College and in the summer of 2000, he was one of ten students selected to study in France at a number of prestigious culinary institutions, including Ritz-Escoffier and le Cordon Bleu.

THINK. Be in the moment. Engage your mind in all that life offers. Each day, devote some time to quiet contemplation.

READ. Devour writings about your passions. The more I read, the more I realize what I’ve yet to learn.

TALK. Turn off the electronic devices. Share a meal and share your thoughts with those gathered next to you. Interesting food and drink have a way of breaking down barriers and stimulating conversation.

White River State Park is the nation’s only urban state park. It occupies 250 acres and includes the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, Victory Field Baseball Park, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the IMAX Theater, the Indiana State Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions, The Lawn concert venue and more.

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