My older sister found ITF and left this gem of a comment. But I thought it deserved a better place than buried under an old post, so I’m repeating it here:

Tom, I’ve just discovered your blog and feel obligated to let you and the rest of the world know that you owe much of your literary greatness to me. I realized that you were uniquely gifted and downright funny at a very early age (yours, not mine) and sailed through my high school Creative Writing class with my ever popular “Tommy stories”. For example, your deep insight on self image at the age of two. You were looking in the mirror saying, “I’m ugly”. I tried unsuccessfully to convince you that you were cute but you eventually decided, “I’m just right.” Obviously you still understand that (also a good haircut helps)! Carry on!
–Big Sis

Ha ha! I really haven’t changed much!