Sharon Mindy

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August 2019

Lifestyle

Stormy Weather

This post was previously published in September 2017 while living in Beaufort, SC, during Hurricane Irma. I’m re-running it today on the occasion of Hurricane Dorian, which (thankfully) looks as if it’ll miss us completely. It’s been a tense weekend watching the weather maps as Hurricane Irma makes its way toward the East Coast. As of today, the time and place of its landfall remains only an educated guess. One thing seems certain, though — whichever unfortunate  ...

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Lifestyle

Advice for Social Moths

If you’re not a “social butterfly”, then chances are you’re like me: a social moth. Social moths are not recluses or hermits, and they’re not “antisocial.” They’re just people who, for whatever reason, aren’t typically at their best in the company of a crowd. They may try too hard to get others to like them, or maybe they don’t try at all. Or, as in my case, social gatherings make them feel like they’re in a play where  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Things People Say: Introvert Edition

Despite all that’s been written on the subject, introverts remain a pretty misunderstood bunch. Alas, the world is made for extroverts. What follows are some of the questions and comments we quieter folks are often on the receiving end of, and what we’re most likely thinking, but too polite (or too indifferent to bother) to say out loud: 1. “Why are you so quiet?” Am I really all that quiet? or are you just a chatterbox? Maybe I should ask you why you’re  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

For the Love of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are great. I don’t know why fruits and vegetables get all the hype. If you ask me, the best thing nature’s got going right now are its fungi. I’ve been on vacation in Connecticut the past few days (it seems strange to admit I’m vacationing at a place that is basically home, but there you have it). Our weather so far hasn’t exactly been what you’d call fair: pouring rain for days on end, and a river that’s flooding its banks. Unlike  ...

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