The Artist’s Sensitivity


To be an artist, you don’t have to be depressed most of the time, but you do have to nurture your sensitivity.

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The Pleasure of Doing Things Alone

Man walking train tracks wilderness
photo by Mike Matin

We may not be able to make babies alone, but we can do plenty of other things that are worth doing on our own without feeling lonely about it.

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Social Anxiety and What (Not) to Do About It


When I go out I feel uneasy. A host of invisible eyes seem to be creeping on me. Making eye contact with other people requires a conscious effort, but by now it’s become a discipline, a little act of courage. On good days I even smile.

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