Denise Lohnn

Southport, CT, United States

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Denise Lohnn
Posted about 1 year ago
Proposing elderly communal housing; i.e. private residence with central/shared kitchen and living rooms with private bed and bathrooms.
My friends and I used to always joke about what we'd do once our kids were grown. I've been separated from my husband for years, and I just turned 60. My daughter is 18 and was going off to college, but she will defer because she has terrible neuro-lyme, that must be dealt with. She worries that if she goes to college, I will be alone. I was hoping that I could return to the work force, as money is a real issue. My idea with friends was to rent/buy a big home with enough rooms for each of us, and common areas we could share (since we know each other well) and try to stay as youthful as possible. We used to have really fun theme parties when we were young and working together, and we thought why not as we get old. Who wants to sit around and think about dying. No fun there. It's a bit harder to live with strangers (kind of like kids have to do in college!), but if enough people, who have common interests, can share a home and always have interesting things planned, it could be fun. And one is never too old to do that!
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Denise Lohnn
Posted almost 4 years ago
Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity
No truer words were ever spoken Sir Ken! I agree 100% with you, and I am so tired of the schools, even the private ones, blaming children for not "understanding, or getting it." There are many bad teachers out there (my child did poorly in math one year with a terrible teacher, and got straight A's the next with a teacher who knew HOW to teach to children's personalities - he felt artsy people should learn one way; kids who like science another way; history in their way, etc.). It worked. I think more attention definitely needs to go to the Arts, and it is very sad to see how schools put so much emphasis on math, science and sports! They believe it is difficult to do sports, and yet, has anyone tried to memorize Shakespeare? Why do t hey not understand that doing shows is as team building as doing a sport? Theater kids are so outgoing, and my daughter never bonded with kids as much as those she performed with in a theatrical production. I pray the schools will soon embrace the arts!