June 26, 2002
I realized today just how much I don't know how to schmooze or truly network. I do know how to listen and ask questions, to charm by verbally rendering myself too human, the world around me a touch ludicrous with my wry and deprecating comments. And I wonder what that says about my reality, when I feel I the only way to establish some common ground is revealing in a humorous light things that will I know be perceived by others as flaws or frailties. Only the very brightest newcomers will realize the depth of the intelligence behind the patter.