I've decided something. (Ironic, I know, from my last entry.) But when I ask someone "How are you?" and they answer with just the word "good" or ever better; "pretty good". Then they return the question: "How are you?" I answer "good". Now what the point of that conversation? It is small talk. Nothing was accomplished. So next time I ask someone how they are and they reply with just good. I'm going to ask why. "Why are you good? What is making your life good?" And maybe the conversation will accomplish something more than just small talk.