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December 21, 2007
I didnít expect to hear it from her, especially not during a discussion about education. I told her that I made a bad teacher because Iím too soft-hearted. She asked me to prove that I could be intimidating, and jokingly commanded,

ďBe stern with me!Ē

She must have noticed me closing my eyes for that brief, delicious shudder of pleasure in which I fully considered the implications of that instruction.

Unfortunately, I became so flustered by this that I could only say her name in a thin, high voice and shake my fist weakly, demonstrating a comical lack of sternness.