Beverly, MAUSA 01915
January 31, 2013
Newly retired from social work and college teaching, I am designing this next chapter of my life - or is my life designing me? I have downsized from a house to an apartment. Eager to meet new thinkers and to discuss ideas as well as to socialize.
I am not religious and in fact resist formality and much of tradition. I am an iconoclast by nature. A free-thinker. I think my intellectual curiosity would be met and nurtured in such a group as this. I am also hoping that there is a strong social component in the group. Sharing activities together would be great. I am an avid reader, especially of nonfiction. Philosophy, psychology, health, and science are special areas of interest. As well as academic books, I read scholarly articles from magazines and abstracts from the computer. Some of my study is from Neurology Now, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Scientist, Psychiatry, American Psychologist, Discover, Nature, and Scientific American. I love to discuss all kinds of things, new and old. I value critical thinking skills and nonjudgemental attitudes. Mutual respect and kindness are qualities that help to make the group process work. I can never get enough of academic and stimulating discussion.
Hi Barbara, welcome to N&S!!
Thanks Barbara, we appreciate the nice feedback. Jill and I are dedicated to making this a fun and welcoming social group. No drama or favoritism just honest fun with new friends. Life is too short and we want to make it the best it can be.
You would love "Science Daily" on the net.
20-25 peer reviewed summaries from all, really all disciplines each day.
Just wanted to say welcome Barbara!
Hi Barbara, It was great meeting you at the Meetup last night. If you would like to talk more about the book, or any of the other topics we discussed, feel free to email me at [masked]
Welcome Barbara! I look forward to meeting you!! Sue
Hi Barbara and Welcome to our Opera Meetup Group! You will enjoy our group and learn a lot about the wonderful world of opera!
Hi Barbara! Welcome to Reading, Sharing and Laughing! Hope to meet you soon!
Welcome to Finding Your Funny, Barbara! Keep laughing!
Hello Barbara: Welcome to Idealists and Rationals. It sounds like you will be a great asset to our group. Hope to meet you in person soon.