Tag Archives: Childhood

The Horror of Monkey-Man!

This being the “season” leading-in to Halloween, I thought it might be optimal to put a few minutes aside in order to discuss those things which frightened me as a child. To begin, I need to make plain the fact … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Jaime (Part 3): The Susiegirl

As we have seen, during my early childhood I played mostly with girls, and at least some of them did not really consider me to be a boy. It was only natural then that, sooner or later, it would occur … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Jaime (Part 2): Childhood.

I was never a typical boy, but neither was I noteworthily atypical, at least not in a gendered sense. While I was not the most stereotypical of boys, my actions and interests fell well within what is considered to be … Continue reading

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Video Game Culture

I never really got to play video games as a child; my family didn’t own any sort of console, and when I pressed my parents (as I often did), they did not view such an expenditure as a worthwhile one. … Continue reading

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How Not To Manage A Schoolyard

I went to elementary school in Canada during the mid 1990s. I need hardly remind anyone who was present at this time and place that, on the schoolyard at least, Goosebumps novels were the currency of the realm. If you … Continue reading

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Concerning Religion

When I was a child, I considered religion to be a fairly simple matter: my family celebrated¬† Christmas and Easter, therefore I was a Christian (as opposed to the people who celebrated Hanukkah, Purim, and a number of less fun … Continue reading

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Christmas Time

Contrary to recent claims made by certain idiotic Texan governors, you will have no doubt noticed that Christmas is now very much in the air, and there is not a thing that’s clandestine about it. Personally, I’m not complaining; I … Continue reading

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