Thoughts on Loneliness

Before the lockdown, I was someone who hardly ever felt lonely.  I met up with friends several times a week, and went to LGBTQ+ groups quite frequently.   Coworkers were good company, too.  And even when I was alone, I was either catching up on work, chatting with friends online, reading a book, writing a story, […]

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12 Tips for Speaking with Diplomacy

For years I’ve been fascinated by the art of diplomacy, how to say even difficult things with sensitivity and respect, how to be gentle, indirect, but also clear.  After observing some very tactful people around me, and doing many experiments myself, I’ve gathered a number of tips on how to speak with tact. These tips […]

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