Hiking Meets Culture

Wanna go for a hike? It’s a common question when you live near the Great Smoky Mountains, like I do. I’ve always been a hiker. I grew up hiking the Adirondack mountains of New York, […]


Masked Communication

While waiting my turn in line at a convenience store, I heard: “I can take you over here.” Two registers were opening, and I couldn’t tell who was talking because I couldn’t see any lip movement. […]


The Close Talker

You know it when someone is in your personal space! Something has happened – you feel invaded. Remember this episode from Seinfeld? Personal Space We laugh at Aaron, the “close talker”. He loves to invade […]