The Trophy Post II: A Complimentary Sequel

I’ve decided to take identity theft as a compliment.  Just to be clear, I’m not trying to defend it, just to make the best out of it.  On two separate occasions, people have so admired my marvelous self that they’ve tried to become me.  Isn’t there some quote about that being the sincerest form of flattery?  If nothing else the experience is intriguing.

Of course, I’m a bit embarrassed by how effectively the thieves copied me: they took my Continue reading

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The Trophy Post

When I was in elementary school, there were a lot of losers.  I don’t mean this as a slight against any of my classmates–I couldn’t really, because I was a loser too–I just mean that we played games with objectives apart from nurturing our self-esteem.  In fact it’s possible that they wanted to crush our self-esteem.  Why else would they make us do subtraction Continue reading