Category: Commentary

I sent this article to a few people whose anxiety-ridden brains work like the author’s, Holly Riordan And also like mine. They all said the same thing: Wow. Wow, as in, … Read more…

Commentary Introversion

The following is a guest post submitted to me anonymously. I’m not sure a piece of writing could better turn inside-out the brain of somebody who suffers from “the impostor … Read more…

Commentary Guest author Introversion

There will never be another generation of parents like the one raising children today. The premise is obvious, yet easy to forget. A vast majority of today’s parents  navigated childhood … Read more…

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I’m sitting in a 24-hour diner in Lancaster, PA as I write this, the last of my Saturday evaporating like steam from my cup of coffee.  Looking back over my day, I realize that I’ve navigated it like a legitimate self-actualized introvert.

It started at my hometown supermarket this morning.  Before 8 AM, to avoid the crowds, of course.  

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Commentary Introversion

The following piece emerged from the previous one I wrote, peeked its head out from behind its father’s legs like a child.  I’m pretty sure this is what I wanted to write about all along.

Real fear and the art of surviving

After I made the list I shared in my last post, I reflected on my worries in this life.  Vacationing, shopping, dining, ascending (in a few ways), hurting myself and playing sports.

I felt shame because there are people who fear that they won’t be able to provide dinner for their family.

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Recently, I was sitting on the sand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and I starting thinking about what you might imagine I would start thinking about. Fear. I flew from … Read more…

Commentary Introversion

I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time.  It’s been floating it my brain like a ball bobbing in the middle of a pool. I’m like the kids … Read more…

Commentary Fictoir How to write

Last year, about 16% of the students in my grade level “failed” (were basic, or below-basic) the high-stakes math standardized test. This year:  31%. Last year, my overall rating from … Read more…

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