Disorder (How I Came to Call Extreme Shyness “Severe Shyness Disorder)

Who hasn’t felt shy at some point? The vast majority have. It is somewhat safe to presume that, since they’ve experienced it, they think they know what it is and how to overcome it. People especially report feeling shy at a party or before giving a speech. The latter would be more appropriately called stage […]


  Momentum, yes! Yesterday I learned I will give a lecture at the Brick Store Museum, the 80 year old renowned Kennebunk area historical organization with a wide outreach. I am more than delighted! In preparing for it over the summer, I hope to find a shy person or two or more in the annals […]

May 2016

May connects April and June; one is the end of winter, one the beginning of summer. Pale lime green and light reddish brown foliage grows on trees. Everyone obliterates the tranquil joys of winter and prepares for the onslaught of summer frenzy. S3 is busy. It added several articles to its resources and announced all […]

Wild or Tame

It’s been months, but today I enjoyed wild Maine blueberries in my breakfast bowl. There’s something about the word “wild” that adds to their appeal. Yesterday I saw a film about bees, a long one, about how people farm them in several countries. During the q & a someone asked if bees make hives in […]