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May 29th, 2003
The teacher from the neighboring room walked in and saw Mr. Calloway clutching me tightly.

“He’s hurting me! Help me!”

“What the hell are you talking about? Mrs. Connelly, this kid’s completely psycho.”

“I always stay afterschool to help, but Mr. Calloway offered me a beer today, and I refused because alcohol’s what got my dad all locked up so then he began to get violent!”

Mrs. Connelly sprinted back to her classroom. Before Mr. Calloway could chase after her to explain, I threw a bottle at his back. He responded by twirling around, his elbow catching my face perfectly.

February 18th, 2008
This valley is actually the crater of the ancient Waianae Volcano, its ruins barely recognizable except from the air - half of its rim collapsed into the ocean hundreds of thousands of years ago.

When you think of Hawai'i, you generally picture banyans and banana trees, not keawe and cactus. But I worked here for three years - tending and climbing fields of HF antennas in the Lualualei Valley, growing jalapenos and waking up to the crow of a rooster.

No air conditioning, no cable. Only the tradewinds sweeping down the mountains to cool us, the impossibly blue Pacific to entertain us.

May 31st, 2007
“I’m so sorry,” the store clerk apologized, scribbling out her second attempt to get Carol’s phone number in the right order. “I’ve been like this for weeks, and it’s so strange.”

“Stress?” Carol inquired, moderately concerned.

“I don’t know. I’m pregnant. It was unexpected, but we’re excited.”

“Oh, that explains it. Your brain is rewiring itself. It’s perfectly normal—apparently, all new mothers complain about their brains not functioning as usual. I read this fascinating article about it. When your brain’s done—and I think it should almost be—you’ll be better equipped to handle the multi-tasking that motherhood requires.”