Sticking a Fork in Passion
When I was young, I wanted to be a doctor.
Unsurprisingly, my parents were in full support of this idea, buying me a kids’ microscope set, lots of books on the human body and, of course, this fantastic CD-ROM set:
I got into a bit of trouble in elementary school, actually, when I brought BodyWorks printouts of the entire human body (both male and female) to class so I could show off my newfound scientific knowledge to my friends. In my defense, it was visuals of the internals, but I guess that was close enough. Until I was sixteen, I really thought I’d wind up as a physician.
Then, at the beginning of my junior year of high school, I got a failing grade on a paper for my English class. Dr. Granger Babcock was having none of this five-paragraph-essay bullshit and, quite appropriately, let me know that my first essay wasn’t going to pass. He explained in detail the power of the
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