March 16, Palo Alto, CA: I was joking around this weekend. It was a coping mechanism. I said that if I were a musician, my first album would be called "Fighting the Familiar". Man, it was just amazing how strong certain old habits felt. The tendencies that I know have become commonplace for me in relationships seemed to be front and center. The tendency to joke just a little too much. To be just a bit less thoughtful than I should. To begin sliding into work stress and let my attentiveness drift. All my greatest hits. I'm so thankful to be able to talk about them...to be understood. I think that's all I can do and all I could ask for.