November 25, 2013
I'm trained in biology, but my interests range from writing murder mysteries, to investigating a prominent carpetbagger during Reconstruction. Recent readings have included Jacksonian-era history, the Restoration, and climate change.
Tuesday, Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoon or evenings.
A quiet comfortable place for meaningful conversation.
I'm a retired biology teacher and math/science supervisor. I’m a rural Yankee living in the big city of Burlington amidst a fine group of friends.
We could have delved more deeply into the history of this topic. It is easy to mix up the changes during the Industrial Revolution with those that accelerated later with the birth of mass production. It is also easy to mix up mass production with capitalism and consumerism. The communists tried unsuccessfully to separate the three. We had fun with the many drawbacks to consumerism and what life might be like without mass production (think squirrels). I turn 70 on Wednesday so I'm likely to defend a planet that allows for longevity. Thanks for the fine discussion. It was fun.