My hope was that having the original words separated from their context would make it easier to process the memories they evoked with less mortification.
I was looking for one in particular: #CAP.log, a record of a chat room where I spent most of my teen years.
When I finally found it, and opened it up, however, my blood ran cold.
This was the first line that I read: I couldn’t have closed that file any faster.
That was one of several old chat logs I recovered from computers my family owned during my teen years, from roughly 1998 to 2004.
Traditional classroom-based pedagogy used to teach these skills (i.e.