Man, a girl can’t even get away with a little unresearched tiny dick humor around here.

Sigh.

So, some background:

I did my student teaching year in a remote village in Alaska. The high school kids boarded there from other villages. They were the “troubled” kids. Most came from villages without running water or plumbing (same in this village) and some jacked up electricity. Because of the creative wiring out there, the village “patriarch”, so to speak, had seen more than a few of the high school kids get shocked. Sometimes, REALLLLLY shocked. He was in his seventies then, and he would always tell them, “get off your ass! IT WAS JUST A LITTLE PRICK!!”

(God. I even snicker when I type it AND when I read it after.)

So it was kind of an ongoing joke…when the laundry was staticky, and when my son stuck a fork in an outlet…stuff like that.

Newton. That was his name. Dick* Newton.

*Not satire.

I’m doing okay, my friend. Xo

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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