My Life Growing Up As A Geek
I wrote this piece about two years ago and after reading it again just now wanted to share it with folks. I hope if you take the time to read it you find some truth in it or something that you can relate to.
Geek, nerd, dork are all words that I’m very familiar with. Intimately in fact cause I have lived with them my entire life. I am all of the above.
Growing up in East Side Baltimore wasn’t that much different for me than anyone other kid in the 70’s and 80’s anywhere else in the United States. Those where the days when baseball reigned supreme as the activity of choice among adolescents. Kids got together in little league and would play all summer long til the sunset would drive them home. When it was too cold to play they would dream about the days when the sun would warm the dew from the fields and they could practice hitting bases on imaginary home runs. They would rifle through their baseball cards to memorize who had the most RBI’s or homeruns and who struck out the most batters. Me on the other hand, I couldn’t have cared less about that stuff. I was more interested in what Snake-eyes real name was or what was going to happen in the next STAR WARS movie. I was a geek.