I lived near Joan in Cambridge on Mass. Ave. We had great fun together in the 80's and 90's. We went to meetings, restaurants, and often just hung out at her large, sunny, top floor apartment. I loved her bright mind. It was never boring spending hours talking, drinking herbal tea, and playing with the cat or dog.
And she threw some great parties in that apartment too. Always with a charmingly eclectic crowd of folks in attendance. She will be missed! A truly unique soul.