October 6, 2004
Names have a way of getting away from me. I rarely forget a voice, but I can't seem to hold onto a name for more than five seconds. I couldn't even remember my own middle name until well after I was ten. And names are important for people. I've read that the most pleasant thing a person can hear is his or her own name. It makes sense, although I can think of some other more pleasant things to hear. "I love you." "Hello, I am Ed McMahon and…" "We've decided to double your pay. You're working way too hard."