Sometimes a simple “Fine” just won’t do.

When someone asks “How are you?” the one, truly socially acceptable answer is, “Fine.” Oftentimes, people will ramble on about their lives, children, aches and pains, in-laws, bosses and <ahem!> intimate issues until eyes roll and I find myself wishing that heads would soon follow.  Oh, don’t think for one hot second I’m throwing rocks here, either.  I’ve watched more than my share of eye rolling from the glass house I sit in.  It is just that sometimes those three […]

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Car Tunes and Talk.

There is something about a car that allows for the best conversations.  Perhaps it’s being in a confined space, where the forced intimacy draws people closer together or the fact that indirect eye-contact makes it easier to be brave with topics or statements.  Or, maybe it’s just the lack of decent ventilation and all that re-circulated stale air that breaks down a person's defenses.  No matter.  I truly enjoy time spent in a car chatting with someone.   A couple of […]

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