Category Archives: essays
Growing up, I often accompanied my father on various business trips. And what business was that? Amway! I wanted so much to be like my father that in the 5th grade I even went as far as trying to indoctrinate … Continue reading
Despite all the running around I did growing up, I had somehow morphed into a fat kid. It could have been because I used to steal candy. Most people have a Snickers every once in a while, but I’d have … Continue reading
My earliest memory is one I don’t remember having. It’s of me, according to my mother, accidentally mispronouncing words in Russian and causing my parents to laugh hysterically. After that, I’d try to mispronounce words on purpose, but it never … Continue reading
With months to go before the end of eighth grade, I had my first meeting with my future classmates. At the time, I was always nervous about meeting new people and took comfort in seeing that a boy from my … Continue reading
I didn’t excel in school while I lived in Brooklyn, but when I moved to NJ I suddenly found reasons to think that I was very smart. I did well on tests, knew all the answers to questions, and even … Continue reading
I was on the class council in high school. I was president, co-president, and vice-president. I would have gone all the way but I failed to take into consideration that a lot of people don’t care for me.