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April 8th, 2006

Memory Lane [Apr. 8th, 2006|11:27 am]
Jesse Hamm
Recently I went through a pile of old papers I found after my mom died. It was stuff that she'd kept from my childhood, including report cards and drawings of mine, and her collection of Jesse Hamm minicomics, which I'd given her over the years and finally had to reclaim (proving vividly that we never own comics; we only borrow them).

What drew most of my interest were the comments my teachers had written on my papers and report cards. Though cloaked in teacherly euphemisms, the problems they had with me were clear, and I was surprised at the similarity between my childhood struggles and those I face as an adult. Read more...Collapse )
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