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The Pursuit of Geekdom

January 2, 2018
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I have decided to call this year for myself the “Year of the Geek”. I have always been a closet geek and even when I was a little girl I enjoyed playing with the toys that my brother got more than my own. (Did anyone else out there have that ugly bubble hair-do Barbie? I was so happy when some bully threw her on the roof!) In juxtaposition, my brother got this awesome circuit board thing that you could build a radio on. Much more interesting!

Anyway, in pursuit of my geekdom, I have signed up to take some courses at Lynda.com and also have been buying Kindle books like crazy to inspire creative thinking, “What is Your Dangerous Idea? Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable” by John Brockman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Is_Your_Dangerous_Idea%3F and “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics_of_the_Future by Michio Kaku are just a few.

I also ran across this website this morning and thought it looked interesting. I love TED talks but never thought to look specifically for ones that were aging-related. Check out the link, you might find something to interest you. https://www.ted.com/topics/aging

The point for me is to never stop learning. Keeping my mind engaged and active not only makes for more interesting conversations but also makes me feel like I am keeping my brain healthy. Since it looks like I will be working in some capacity until what my doctor has promised me could be the ripe age of 95 if I will only do what he tells me, then all the new geeky stuff I learn should translate into employment opportunities. Who knows? In my next role, I might be a programmer…..or a romance writer because after all, a woman can’t live on geekdom alone!

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