Wow Neil- in awe of your reading! In answer to your question it reminds me of how authentic we should be in work really. Although oversharing is off-putting (and we should be aware that different people have different thresholds for that) I believe we are storytelling animals and to make the material come alive readers must have a sense of the author! Requires a bit of bravery to show up and do that though. No wonder people hide behind personas….