August 5, San Francisco, CA: Still trying to push myself to have uncomfortable conversations about sensitive topics. And I still fel like it means forcing myself to be a bit more open than I’m used to (hence the whole point). But I also still have that feeling that at some point I will be smacked in the face by something that seems to justify all my defensiveness. But tonight I found comfort in a place that I would not have expected to. A very welcome surprise.