Tonight, while visiting with my aunt and some family members on my wife’s side, my aunt noticed that I was much more talkative than normal (i.e. wisecracks, wisecracks, wisecracks). I thought about it for a bit and I think she’s right. I’ve been chatting more, joking a lot, and not minding throwing my opinion around. In my wife’s words, “they’re getting to know you like I know you: you don’t shut up.” I think the wine helps but I also think that my CPE experience has helped a well. I’ve had to chat with folks who died, kids who were sick, etc. After that experience, I guess I don’t mind running my mouth anymore.