About Me:My whole life, I've always been pretty much a loner - not by design I think, but simply because for some reason I've always been a little apart from everyone else. I tried to fit in (ahhh, the torments of school!) and never quite succeeded. I've always assumed I enjoyed being alone as I've never felt a dramatic sense of isolation. And I certainly do believe those old lines are true: "You can be alone but not lonely" and "You can be lonely, even in a crowd". But recently, I've begun to wonder - is my isolation (and to be really honest, that's what it is) my fault and am I missing out on something? Seems like the whole human race is out there 'interacting'. So, my purpose for joining here is to get a sense of connection.