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Quiet

Whenever I challenged expectations like these by staying reserved, I always felt I was looked upon as hostile, which sometimes led me to actually be that way in self-defense. Requests from supervisors to make random social calls on my boss or listen to all-company conference calls in a room with everyone in the office always made me uncomfortable. I could never understand why I was expected to go against my nature…

Reviewer Spotlight: Kendahl Cruver

My formula for the perfect day starts off by getting up late. Not wake up late, because I like to be able to fully enjoy how comfy my bed is. Have coffee, eggs and a roll. Chat with my husband, which tends to be a recap of the crazy dreams he always remembers in detail (like the time he was President Obama’s secret service agent and they went to the store to buy Hasselpuffs, which is a breakfast cereal with a photo of a Knight Rider-era David Hasselhoff…

How to Dress for Success

If you dress at least somewhat in line with the circles in which you travel, it is easier to earn the trust of those around you. Of course, that’s not always true. When I was in high school, I always wore black dresses and tights with nauseating colors and designs (Enormous pocket watches! Bright, Kermit green! Paisleys!). I did get teased…

Martin on the Moon

Though I got this book thinking of my daughter, it’s actually reminding me more of myself in primary school. That mix of boredom and curiosity I felt being in a classroom for the first time comes up vividly as I read this. After running free in…

Overdressed

According to Cline, we are clogging our environment with disposable clothing, primarily made of polyester, and the effect is as bad as throwing away a plastic bottle. I now realize that discarding a cheap t-shirt after one season is just as bad. If I won’t…