I attend Context Conversations regularly and always look at the topics and my availability when I see that Marc is presenting. This conversation was just as well planed and informative as all of the others he facilitates. If you are interested in his topics, you won’t be disappointed.
This was lecture was interesting, but different than I was anticipating. The majority of the conversation centered around the area tribes, their relationship dynamic with one another and the Pilgrims during the first few years of the colonies. Marc did a good job explaining what is perceived to be the "first" Thanksgiving. But, I would have liked to understood when in history the holiday transformed to what we know today, and how many years was it before the connection to the pilgrims as the origin of the holiday was made. Unfortunately I had to miss the live version, and watched the recording after the fact, or I would have asked the question. ha! But, still a good lecture on the early sociopolitical climate of the early colonies.
This was by far the most chaotic and frustrating Context conversation we have attended. Marc clearly has a passion for the topic and did his research. Marc did a good job of separating the myth from the facts about the first Thanksgiving and I took away a few interesting nuggets about the status quo in Plymouth Colony in the 17th century.
However, Marc’s presentation totally lacked organization; he was all over the place and therefore hard to follow. Moreover, he took a break at only 30 minutes into the presentation - have never seen this before and further contributed to the chaotic nature of this talk.
I would avoid his talks in the future.
I am so glad I have been to so many delightful Context Conversations so I realize how good they usually are. This one did not live up to the usual standards.