Pre-Teen

Shoe Laces

Shoe Laces

It was a sunny day in the second grade, recess was over and I was crying! I was just standing there, immobilized, sobbing. A classmate walked up to me and asked what was wrong. “My shoe laces came untied!” I sputtered. “So, tie them back”, he replied. “I don’t know how!” I wailed. “You mean…

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Bully!

Bully

He had failed the 4th Grade – Twice! When we were in the 6th grade together, he was the size of a Neanderthal – and I was the 3rd shortest boy in the class. He was the chief bully. He picked on me regularly – nothing physical, but really hurtful insults and intimidation in front…

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Karma?

Water Prank 2

Do you believe in Karma? Think of an array of giant dominos in front of you; you push one and it falls into the next one, then, after a while, a giant domino behind you hits you on the back of your head! The dominos traveled in a giant circle and voila! Karma! I should…

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Jobs

Before Steve Jobs became the leader of the tech industry he was more of a ringleader, headed straight towards jail (his own words) – setting off fireworks on the teachers’ desks; switching all the locks on all the other students’ bicycles. Three people in his life were instrumental for his shift in trajectory. One was…

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Nighttime Massage!

Backrub bedtime

Once our two graduated from a crib to un-bunked bunk bed we had to create a new strategy. The first night was a disaster, as they would roll out of bed just as soon as we walked out the door. Back into bed we would put them, with a stern reminder that they were to…

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