Audience and Embarassment: Sometimes It’s Best to Pretend You’re Alone

Bike on its side.

Walking with Theo and Rory, I approached a young kid, eight or nine, having a blast on a razor scooter. I know, I didn’t realize they were still around either. He was pumping along until he built up enough speed to blast though the puddles accumulated next to the curb, spraying miniature wakes across the […]

Comments and Listening: How to Show You’re Not Paying Attention

A person yelling into a tin can with a string attached

Do you ever find yourself reading through the comments on a YouTube video or blog post? Sometimes I feel like every other comment should start with, “I didn’t actually watch your video, but…” because so many commenters (even excluding those that are clearly spam) don’t seem to have been looking at the same content I […]