Category: Essays

Stuart McLean Was Nice to Me When Nobody Was Looking

Stuart McLean Was Nice to Me When Nobody Was Looking

All any of us want to be is seen and heard and, if we’re lucky, understood.  Stuart McLean’s greatest gift, one that he shared with gleeful abandon, was to reassure us that we are fine,…

How to be a Basically Normal Human Being

Make eye contact. Respond when people speak to you, full sentences please.  Ask questions.  Listen to the answer. Consider offering a thought or opinion. Engage. Care. Smile.    I feel like I am parenting a…