Planning for the 2019-20 season are the following has begun!  Please note that all dates and events are tentative at this point.


  • The November 6 and December 4, 2019 and the February 5, March 4 and April 1, 2020 board meetings and the book club meetings that follow will take place on the first Wednesday of each month.
  • The January meeting will take place on the second Wednesday, January 8, 2020, because the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day.
  • The first book of the Season (November 6, 2019) will be Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.  (Please see separate article.)


  • November 14, 2019:  Evening wine and cheese get-together will be held at the home of Gail Rothenberg.   We hope that an evening event, rather than a morning coffee, will allow more members to attend than in the past.


  • January 2020:  Tour of the newly renovated and reopened (as of November 2019) Baker Museum in Naples. Jane Lahey will chair this event.
  • February 2020:  Presentation by author
  • February 2020:  Tour of the Everglades Wonder Garden in Bonita Springs.  Nancy Morrill will chair this event, which will be followed either by high tea at the site or a luncheon offsite.
  • March 8, 2020:  “Gypsy” at the TheatreZone.  Sunday matinee will be preceded by brunch at the Country Club of Naples.
  • March 28, 2020:  Annual meeting and luncheon.  A highly-recommended Wellesley professor, Professor Panagiotis T. Metaxas, will speak on a topic of current interest at Stonebridge Country Club. More info to come.

mataxast-squareMy research interests are currently in Web Science, Web spam and information retrieval and cognitive hacking. In particular, I am interested in how the Web is changing the way we think, decide and act as individuals and members of social communities. Web Science, as this new and exciting area is currently known, is interdisciplinary, connecting Computer Science to Social Sciences (esp. Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Economics) and Natural Sciences (esp. Biology).