oh, my, except when they decide that you are crazy because you won’t let the issue go. then they arrest you and put you in jail because they want to keep on doing stupid things like killing your neighbors and friends. #GlobalPoliceStateStanddown is my persistent and insistent demand of my government.
I remember well the final two weeks of grade twelve. The mathematics course I took forty years ago drove me crazy. Even though it wasn’t the most advance course, I couldn’t comprehend how fractions could be multiplied and divided.
“Why can’t you get it?” my math teacher would exclaim often when I turned in another test paper filled with mistakes. I didn’t know the answer then but I now believe that I wasn’t able to visualize what was going on in the equations he taught me.
One Wednesday evening, when a woman I call Sister Eileen drove me home from church, I poured out my complaint to her. “I’m so tempted to drop out of that course and try again in September,” I finished.
“Don’t drop out,” she admonished as she parked in front of the house in which I rented a basement room. “You only have two weeks to…
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