What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Honesty Comes With a Cost

Dear Sweet E, you’re still such a small whippersnapper that I have no idea if you’ve inherited my proclivity for plain talk.  This post will serve you well, if you have. “You’re one of the most honest people I know.” That statement, made by others about me, to me, is a familiar refrain.  The first […]

Optimist or Just Plain Naive?

I’m an optimist.  Things are gonna work out, baby. < See?  Optimism. My father used to tell me that I was the most naive person he knew.  That life wasn’t all sunshine and blue birds, Sunshine. I’d kiss his cheek, tell him I loved him and that it wasn’t naivety that he was witnessing, it […]