Tag Archives: childhood

My Scar Stories

Let the Scarring Begin! I have an impressive collection of scars, despite the fact that I’ve never played hockey or rugby. Yes, I’m clumsy. I’m not proud of that fact, simply resigned to it. It’s been there from the start. … Continue reading

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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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