Tallahassee Area Mensa
Welcome to the home page of Tallahassee Area Mensa!
Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee
area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of
Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida,
Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we
cover, visit our map.
Interested in joining Mensa? The only qualification for membership is a score at or above the
98th percentile on an approved IQ test. There are two different ways you can join. One is by
submitting evidence of scores from any of a number of approved intelligence tests that you have
already taken, or you can take the Mensa Admission Test. For more information about qualifying
to join, visit the Join Mensa page.
Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!
I hope all of you came through Hurricane Hermine with as little damage and disruption of life as is
possible under those circumstances. I know it wasn't the Labor Day Weekend I was looking forward to! Even
with the extra days off due to our building not having power, it was not a resting and relaxing time given
the yard clean up that was needed. Why my trees are not all bare-limbed naked I do not know, because based
on what was on the ground, there should have been NOTHING left up above! On the upside, some big scary dead
widow-maker limbs were brought down to the ground while I was safely inside listening to the wind howl. A
coworker was bemoaning that he is no longer the oldest living Florida native to not have been through a
hurricane. I'm uncertain how he had determined that he qualified for the title, but whatever his former
reasoning, it no longer applies. As I sat in my house without power I was struck by the absence of sounds,
the familiar and ever-present hums, whirs, dings, and beeps of our motorized electronic-filled lives were
silent. Personally I found it peaceful, but I knew several people for whom it was a source of great anxiety.
By the time you read this I anticipate the brush piles will have all been removed from the road sides,
the power will have been restored to everyone, the post-mortems will have all been completed and the finger
pointing and blame games will be behind us. I was sorry to hear about the people who took advantage of their
neighbors' misfortune by robbing them when they had to leave their home after a tree came through the roof,
and I was uplifted to hear of the people who reached out to help each other with clearing trees, putting
chainsaws to use, providing showers and power to those without, and making sure everyone was okay. Here's
hoping October brings us a bit less destruction, although with the election in full swing, we can be
guaranteed of continued blowhards and ample hot air for a while yet.
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