Do you have fond memories of 7th grade? Maybe you were one of the cool kids or you had at least one loyal friendship to see you through those tumultuous, often cringe-worthy days, so the memories evoked by The Wonder Years—or similar coming of age shows—were not too painful. But the scene pictured above hit […]

Years ago, I received a prestigious award — for outstanding improvement in being quiet. My previous first grade report card flatly stated that I talked too much. My own father affectionately dubbed me, “Flap Jaw.”  In college, I once held a coherent conversation on the telephone while completely asleep. There were few things that silenced the steady stream […]