Leave Me Alone … And Please Come Find Me

When I was in high school, I lied to my mother. One night, when she asked me if I’d completed my homework, I told her I had. But I'd left one assignment unfinished, and it was due the next day. I didn’t want to miss my favorite TV show of the moment (Buffy or Felicity?), and I knew the rule: no TV until your homework is done. So I made a plan. I fibbed and felt bad about it (but not so bad that I didn't enjoy my show) and went to bed. I then rose early, snuck into my...
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