Inward-Facing Writers Posts

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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7th graders can be pretty dumb. They get all excited when they hear they are getting a new seating chart, then they get so angry when they see who they … Read more…

Introversion Short


Last week I posted part one of the Introvert School Hacks.  I didn’t realize it was part one when I started writing it, but as the suggestions from my compadres piled up, I knew I had too many for just one post (here is the part one, in case you missed it).

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Introversion

Society values, and even craves, the skills and characteristics of the extrovert.  Even in our sit-down, be-quiet and listen-up school system that would appear to favor the introvert, there are so many ways that the extrovert is celebrated.  Engaging in group work has become a

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Introversion

They stack up in the dark, usually early Monday morning.  So early that most would consider it late Sunday night.  

I know they shouldn’t be stacked.  

I know they aren’t stacked.  I know, but I can’t convince myself.  

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Introversion

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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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…

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