The Worst Possible Advice to Give a Shy Person

I am both shy and introverted.* Dreadfully shy and extremely introverted. I used to get nervous calling to order pizza. As a newspaper reporter, I would shake violently before interviews. I’ve overcome a lot of this, but I still have to fight against my own nature when dealing with social situations. And I get a lot … More The Worst Possible Advice to Give a Shy Person

Summertime

Today marks the Summer Solstice. This is the longest day of the year, and the start of summer. It’s funny—it’s always struck me that we should mark summer from the days getting longer, not the days reaching their longest and then starting to wane. Summer is not my favorite season. I love tomatoes, yes, and green … More Summertime