Rick Bass is a fabulous writer. I've known his work for years but somehow never managed to mention him before. Yes I should be taken out at dawn and shot.
I was reminded of this travesty when I read his piece in Narrative magazine on being shy. (you have to sign up but it's free and they only want an email address)
What he talks about in the essay applies to about six recent posts. Just read it. Then buy his books. You'll notice I don't say go the library. The thing about libraries is they make you give the books back and Rick Bass is an author you want to own. I'm sure he's written crap somewhere, sometime, but I've never seen it.
Thanks to the mom of the cutest baby I've seen in quite some time for the link.