From the December 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Slam dunk

Sometimes progress comes as a result of painful experiences; sometimes it comes through a spiritual awakening; sometimes it comes through technology.

In the past it was important for me to always be right, since I didn't have a sober or valid leg to stand on. In the midst of an argument, I'd grab the encyclopedia, look up the topic, and prove I was right by slamming it on the table, saying, "So there!"

Now that I've developed a bit spiritually, and understand that I don't need to be right, a little modern technology has come to my aid. Somehow it's not as satisfying winning...


Sarasota, Fla.