Jim Lyttle

Lord, surround me with those
who seek the truth, and deliver
me from those who’ve found it.
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Lord, surround me with those
who seek the truth, and deliver
me from those who’ve found it.


Jim Lyttle



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The ancient Clan Little was granted its lands in 1426.  Today we celebrate our Scottish heritage at highland games and academic conferences.




The mission of Lake Superior Freethinks is to earn universal respect for secularism. It was formed in 1997 and I have participated since 2013.




The City of Duluth’s Charter Commission acts on matters relating to the framing and amending of the Duluth City Charter.  I am a commissioner.




I am one of the teachers of the course:A Matter of Balance for this partnership of Proctor Public Schools and Hermantown Community Schools.




Founded in 1975, the American Humor Studies Association promotes scholarship on all aspects and periods of American humor.  I am a Life Member.




The mission of the Duluth Scottish Heritage Association is to perpetuate Scottish culture in the Duluth/Superior area.  I am a member.




RAKtivists(TM) have a calendar of daily activities that are easy but kind. We hope these activities will make a dent in the incivilities of the current age.




My education began in Canada and continued to the doctoral level.  Then it continued in the United States and still does.




I was a college teacher at Long Island University, Penn State, and the University of Minnesota Duluth.   I retired in the Spring of 2016.




I have done research on the effective and responsible use of humor for persuasion, as in politics particularly.  Some of this work was published.




I speak to academic and community groups about the use of humor, the Harvard case method of teaching, and, most recently, our search for wisdom.




My uncle Ross Orville Lyttle collected and organized genealogical materials and I have added some DNA analysis to understand my family’s heritage.




In my youth, I was a traveling musican-singer-arranger and later designed lighting for dozens of Toronto plays.  All of that is documented here.




Our home in Duluth was built in 1994, held by the Burr family, and is now named after a Duluth founding father: Luther Mendenhall.




My daughter Heather Victoria Lyttle was born on November 16, 2009.  She is a world traveler, private school student, and the apple of my eye.





                     

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© 2020, Jim Lyttle