It took me awhile to care about spelling


December 14, 2022

Larry Persily/Wrangell Sentinel

I was never a good student. I was easily distracted, especially in elementary and high school, and figured sentence construction, adverbs, adjectives and spelling were for the students who sat in the front of the class, not those of us who sat in the back to hide out.

I was especially bad at spelling. So bad, in fact, that I once misspelled my own name on the nametag for parents day at school - my last name. I knew how to spell Larry.

But, like with many things in life, I grew up. I now eat vegetables (except eggplant, which looks like a garden slug when it's sliced up). I no longer pick th...

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