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I Was a Boy Martyr!

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Why Life Isn’t Fair, Part Two (to read Why Life Isn’t Fair, Part One, click here) In the autumn of my 4th grade year, my buddy Rory and I became obsessed with constructing miniature villages.…

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The Law of Fairness

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Why Life Isn’t Fair, Part One For the first seven years of my life we lived in Downey, California, a suburb of L.A. Most of those years are a blur. But one memory is quite…

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Grime Fighter!

Summer days. I spent half my childhood wearing a cape. Granted, my superhero outfits were made from bath towels and swimsuits (nothing this fancy). Nevertheless, I was–and continue to be–a legend in my own mind. You?

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I’m So Clever

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Every time I quote myself or invite people to follow my blog I realize I’m still just that little kid on the playground shouting, “Mommy, look at me!” or “Daddy, watch what I can do!”…

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My First Big Fork in the Road

 Have you ever wondered who you’d be if at some point you’d taken a different fork in the road? Pursued a different career. Married a different person. Chosen not to pet that baby alligator. My first big fork came in Fifth … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 6

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia Previously: Once the “startlingly large, alarmingly red-headed woman” arrived in Middleton, everything began to change. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔…

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The Wishing Map 5

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter One: The Double Moon (continued) Previously: Zack’s life, like his sister’s, had unexpectedly unraveled at the Middleton Middle School Promotion Ceremony…laying…

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