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Tales Of A Third Grade Nothing

In the third grade, I had two long braided pigtails, a penchant for Hypercolor Body Glove shirts and proudly wore swap meet sweatshirts. I remember watching The New Kids On The Block on MTV for the first time at my grandparents’ brand new house. We never had cable TV growing up, and I remember being… Read More


The Wrong Side Of The Camera

I had long, long black hair up until the third grade. Every night my grandmother would painstakingly wash and brush the tangles out and lovingly put them in two braids down each side of my head. Every morning, she would comb it out and re-braid it into two long silky strands. Sometimes there were variations… Read More