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In the eye of the brainstorm

Just got out of a brainstorm workshop. Felt a bit awkward being apparently the most introverted, least adjusted, at the table. I hope we’re not graded on external displays of participation; insta-fail, me. Much of my contribution was listening and processing, which I’m told can be misinterpreted as reticence in extrovert company. I wonder if

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Speechless

What would a relationship be like without words? In the intro to A Birthday Song, the poster mentions that her parents were from two different backgrounds and don’t speak each other’s native language. I don’t know many different-language couples – might have encountered one or two while growing up. I imagine it’s rare nowadays, but

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