About Arlynn Leiber Presser
I just turned fifty. I live in Winnetka, Illinois. I was at one point a waitress, a drill press operator, a roofer, a telemarketer, a lawyer, a somewhat lazy romance novelist and regional historian–I’ve done my time at Pizza Hut, Micky D’s, Burger King and two law firms. Then I switched to being a mom which made me an automatic volunteer. My son Joseph is a filmmaker in New York and my son Eastman is in the Timara program at Oberlin University. they’re not at home. They don’t need me. I need to meet my friends because. . .
I can and frequently do spend days not interacting with my friends in a “real” way. I’m scared of travel. I’m scared of flying. I’m scared of just about anything outside my door. I probably use facebook to keep in touch with my friends in a way that may be good or might just give me a false sense of intimacy. I find MySpace a little jarring. I am hopeless at Twitter. LinkedIn makes me feel like an underachiever.
For my “Face to Facebook” project, I have met almost every one of my Facebook friends this past year and have learned to get out and face my fears. This coming year, I’m dedicating my time and energy to helping people like you do the same!