Writing

“How you know when you’ve arrived”

I’ve noticed that people seem to know when they’ve arrived when they pair up. Tell me I’m wrong. Ask any single person you know who is friends with a formerly-single-but-now-paired-up person and tell me that that person—now that life is bumping and grinding for them—believes him/herself to have ‘arrived’… to have suddenly, finally, at longContinue Reading ““How you know when you’ve arrived””

Writing

“Tact: Social Construction, Perception, or Projection?”

Today I found myself thinking about tact …and notwithstanding the fact that everything in social communication could be argued a product of social construction, I found myself pondering how much of our perception of tactlessness is in fact projection at work and when someone is really just guilty of being an asshole. Case in point:Continue Reading ““Tact: Social Construction, Perception, or Projection?””