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Thursday, September 21 2017 @ 03:51 pm PDT

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What We Are, What We Are Not

Do you remember the "special" bus, the "special" kids? I do. I was sometimes lumped in with them because I had problems with fine motor skills thanks to lack of oxygen when I was born. I hated it, and did my best to hide it. By the time I hit college, no one had a clue. I remember a close friend asking, "How is it that you can be so sneaky and so clumsy at the same time?" I had hidden my secret well. Most of us spend our child and young adult years trying to be like everyone else, and then somewhere in adulthood we try to stand out from the rest of the pack. But our failures in that line leave us ashamed.

The problem of "Fakers," "Poseurs" and (insert appropriate uncomplimentary names here) has been on my mind lately...