2020 Life Logs, Day 321: Adding a New Newcomers Activity
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Turning Colder; High 49, Low 29 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA
I’ve added a new Newcomers activity to my life and I attended the first meeting on Zoom late this afternoon. I am actually not sure if the name of the group is Social Policy or Public Policy in Turbulent Times. Maybe the latter was just the name for today’s session, but I think that is the name for the group. Either way, you get the idea. I was not able to attend the first meeting on immigration policies, but there was a time change for today that allowed me attend. Someone in the group volunteers to lead a meeting, names the topic, and sends out readings on that topic. Today’s meeting focused on the role of journalism in the political process. It was led by Jerry Lanson who has been a journalist and taught journalism at the college level. He did a skillful job of leading the discussion. We met for an hour and 45 minutes, but that is certainly not enough time to even begin to scratch the surface of this topic. Still, it was interesting and I do hope to be able to attend some future meetings. But even if I can’t, I will enjoy reading the articles and thinking about the topics on my own. Otherwise, I didn’t do much today except to prepare for the meeting. I had read the articles, but I reread them today. I had a chiropractor appointment, took a couple of walks with Shadow, and covered some perennial plants with leaves to protect them from tonight’s freeze. It’s going to be a cold one.