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I have never been what you might call a “good” student. I have never been comfortable in classrooms. I’ve never been good at taking notes. I tend to freeze up when called upon. I usually did better when I could do the reading on my own time, and...

Lifting the Curse

Once upon a time, many years ago, I had a birthday. To celebrate, some friends treated me to a movie. That movie turned out to be Batman & Robin. One of my friends felt so bad about this shitty gift that after the movie we immediately went to a toy store where he...