At a time when newspaper sports departments are disappearing as fast as Baltimore Oriole fans, I'm delighted to have The Wall Street Journal aboard as a new member of what has long been characterized as the toy department. Yes, America's sober-sided business gazette has started a ballyhooed section in the New York market that features local news, culture and . . . sports.
Contrary to what your mama might have told you, "just be yourself" is not always the best advice. Almost all of us have something we're insecure about, and while years of pricey therapy might eventually banish self-doubt, I've found that the best way to get over it in the short-term is to refuse to acknowledge it exists in the first place.
It is a truth universally acknowledged -- or nearly so -- that Jane Austen, the author of "Pride and Prejudice," died of a rare illness called Addison's disease, which robs the body of the ability to make critical hormones.