I suspect sometimes it might be a regional thing. I am from New England and we are not normally a chatty group among people we don't know. I don't think it's being standoffish, just habit, and perhaps a bit of shyness, you know. If someone really does seem intent on conversing with me, I'm happy to join in!

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.