Many thanks for the welcome, Terence. I am glad to be here! In my day job as a staff murse, I find myself getting ever more frustrated at how religion is accommodated rather than challenged, especially as I work with adolescents who sometimes have a very screwed up view of the world indeed, largely due to the effects of religion.
Regarding "chief interests": Way back in high school, I was a runner; Cross Country in Autumn (a 2 mile race), Track and Field in the Spring (800 meters). I have sampled several other sports. To stay in shape now; walk, not aerobics, but something near to it. I enjoy learning a variety of things: frisbee golf, knitting, gardening, canoeing, better methods to teach my dog the basics, Arts and Crafts era, some computer things, to name a few. College degree: Therapeutic Recreation. Actual job experiences: Office Manager for a construction company, para educator and then substitute teacher for the schools. I have enjoyed the challenge of dealing with the ups and downs of the job of parenting my one child. I am readying myself to facilitate a 6 week course based on the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (maize lish).
Anything we have in common in that short list?
Without face-to-face interaction, this is not easy knowing when to stop, or what direction to go.