What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

Maybe not even a hot one

For me, it all started when I was in the sixth grade. You would think I had finally outgrown it but that hasn’t happened. What hasn’t happened? My ability to wind up at the end of any and all lines. No matter why it is there, if there is a line with ten or one hundred people in it, I’m going to be the last one.

Back in my school days I attended a small two room school with 10 to 12 students. At those numbers being at the end of the line was no big deal. Besides, I was big for my age so moving up a few slots was no problem . Then it all changed, forever. As a sixth grader, I was transferred to...


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