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A meeting I could get behind.

I've been in a reading group, a writing group, Bible studies, community organizations--your basics.

"Back when I was on the farm, I really enjoyed the writing group," I told my friend. "It was an excuse to go to town, spend some time in a coffee shop, that kind of thing. Now I go to so many coffee shops and see people and everyone is so busy getting together and making and creating that it doesn't seem all that special anymore."

It clearly wasn't about the writing, though I did enjoy the people in the group, most of whom were elderly. It was a chance to shake up a solitary routine.

This discussion came about because I was bemoaning my lack of interest in being involved in anything. I pretty much just want to hole up in the house for days on end and work alone. That's not particularly good on a variety of levels. While I don't buy into the need for doing everything as "community" as is popular with the maker movement, it is good to hav…