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My Scar Stories

I Can’t Help Myself! As a result of my regular self-disfigurements, Mom and Dad began keeping a closer watch on me. But then I was set free by the most reckless device known to boy: A Bike! We lived in … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

“If Adventure has a Name…” Impulsive actions make great movie scenes. But in real life they can get you killed. Or worse: in trouble with Mom and Dad. I mentioned previously that I was clumsy. I’ve come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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When little people get ugly

Originally posted on Megspot:
When Molly was in grade two, her teacher called me aside to tell me that she and her BFF had been in a bit of an argument, but neither girl would talk about why. The teacher…

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An Essay About Rocks

Rokz hav been arownd for Ever. They mosly jus sit ther. Somtymz they fall down. They hav nothing else to do. They ar very payshent. I am not. Mitchell T. (age withheld)

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A Brief Conversation with My Daughter

“Sheesh! You’re online all day doing that ‘social networking’ thing! Why don’t you go outside and get some fresh air? Don’t you have any real friends?” “These are my real friends! Stop bugging me! You just don’t understand my generation!” … Continue reading

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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some since-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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There Must be a Pony!

Last week we found out someone had stolen a credit card out of our mail box, activated it, and bought themselves a top-of-the-line computer from the Apple Store! Um, Merry Christmas? (Yes, we’ve disputed the charge.) The next day we … Continue reading

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