Hi - I'm a writer/editor/writing coach/teacher, now retired - alas, more due to disability rather than age. My speciality when I was working was various sorts of non-fiction. I particularly enjoyed coaching professionals writing their first books, on various topics in business, the non-profit world, law, history, and psychology. Now as for physics: I've been interested in it since high school, but was always daunted by the math; I was much handier with words than with calculations, and although I did OK in high school algebra, I found it rather dull & seemingly pointless. Strangely enough, though, I enjoyed my high school physics class very much; and over the years I've read a lot of popular books on physics or about personalities in physics. More recently - maybe a couple of years ago - purely by chance I picked up a new hobby: designing, building, & modifying amplifiers for electric guitars. So naturally I'd like to learn more electronics - yet rather than read only electronics textbooks, I'm thinking it may be more fun, and might also provide a better foundation, if I start more toward the beginning & learn concepts such as motion, force, work, and energy as they first appear in classical mechanics. That would give me a better foundation for studying these same concepts when they appear in electromagnetism. How do I plan on learning? I'm unfortunately about 5 years shy of being able to get a discount in undergrad classes at a nearby state college; so I'm going to have to rely on books, maybe one or the other of Ben Crowell's books for example. Math will be the same: I have a bunch of math books meant to catch adults up to material they may have missed, and I will be relying on those. I've found I learn best when I take things slowly & try to pull apart a topic to find what it is I'm not understanding, then recast it in my own terms; then pull it apart again. I'm definitely a slow thinker & slow learner, but when it's going well I enjoy the process. Right now I'm trying to settle on how to coordinate my math & physics learning, so eventually I'll be putting together a question on that to post in the appropriate forum. I'll also do a search to see if others have asked similar questions in the past. Anyway, that's who I am & why I joined - thanks for reading this.