WHO I AM was the title thrown at us by my tough Freshman English Teacher, Mr.Wreck [I made up that name because I can recall only his face.]
Mr. Wreck efficiently moved up and down the aisles, passing out lined paper for this impromptu.
Gevalt! “Who I am,” to be handed in and graded within the timeframe of a 45 min class. Could I do it?
My solution was to come up with a ploy… something I could riff on. I did it: “To my mother I am one person, to myself I am another.” [Brilliant!]
A week later, he returned our papers, marked. Across the top in his broad penmanship, Mr. Wreck had scrawled, “Excellent Writing.” Then I looked at the grade: It was “C+”. Everyone else got D’s and F’s. Now, today more than half a century later, I get a second chance.
If I tell you about myself, it might help you in some way. And perhaps you will enjoy it. With each new entry, I intend Blog88 to be an evolving memoir. Whatever it is to you, Blog88 is my legacy.
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