Tag Archives: bullies

Schadenfreude in My Facebook Feed

Schadenfreude: pleasure derived from the misfortune of another, or, just maybe, from the fortune he never wanted Although he was my mortal enemy and chief bully during my formative years, my brother Steve and I reached a détente when I reached my … Continue reading

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Middle School Grammar Lesson

Image by 55Laney69 (Creative Commons) Slaps here, insults there. Some aches won’t ever go away. Hurt: the adjective describes the noun. They jab and tease, or, worse, exclude. Hurt: the action word. The teacher parses the axiom: “Hurt people hurt … Continue reading

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Ditched: Scene from a memoir I haven’t written yet

Welcome! This is a new feature on my blog: “Scene from a memoir I haven’t written yet.” Photo by Patrik Jones Ditched I roam the playground of West Hill School with Meg, Tracy, and another girl whose name escapes me. … Continue reading

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