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November 27, 2013
I should stop reading about anything psychological online, because I know I'll just end up diagnosing myself with everything. (I just read about "impostor syndrome.")

When I was a kid, I had a genuine suspicion that my Dad was bribing my teachers for good grades. I imagined that's what happened at parent-teacher conferences. There's no way my owl painting or my essay on John Adams earned an 'A'. My Dad was handing over large bags of cash on a regular basis to secure my future.

"That's why we live in a small house," I reasoned.

I still wonder sometimes...