I noticed at a party the other day that I have returned to my awkwardly hovering ways. I never seem to be in the right place at gatherings, or in the right conversations. So, I end up standing there, pretending to look at something, trying really hard to be distracted. Or at least look distracted enough so that people don’t wonder why I’m standing there, near by a conversation, but not quite in it. So please, if you see me standing close at hand, staring a little too hard at your Christmas tree or bean dip, say ‘hi’. Maybe it’ll snap me out of it.