I'm a retired HS math teacher and administrator. The bee has become a pleasant daily ritual, one of many which crowd my days and make me wonder how I had time to tie my shoelaces when I was working. I'm intrigued by the workings of the (aging) brain.... I've been at this over a year and I still can't spell ceruman (is that right? I have no idea.) Other new, words I learn and spell correctly right away- like splanchnic (I dreamed about splanchnic and it was on the next day's bee!)
It's been a pleasure tugging on the capes of the real spellers: Tim of Duluth, Kedarnath, Jean, Dr. Woo, Liz...back in the day it was Rosina and Jackie, but they've moved on, evidently.