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SwordleafI was not your usual kid. I was a mass of contradictions.

I would spend hours on something, working a task over and over until I got it right, but couldn’t be bothered with homework. I spent a great deal of time by myself, reading and imagining, but could also spend long afternoons and evenings playing with friends. My moods would vacillate: at times I would be withdrawn while at others I would lead the charge amongst friends in games of make-believe.

These, and other quirks of personality, have followed me into adulthood. (Yes, even the sound effects; how else can you properly bedevil a cat?) My behavior, at different times, is introverted and extroverted, humble and arrogant, iconoclastic and conservative, naïve and cynical. (more…)

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