This is a picture of me at about the age of 7, taken by one of my grade-school teachers, Mr. Zerkich, at The Roeper School. Before I was a long-haired shaggy brunette, I was a clean-cut blond. Note the intensity and concentration. I wish I could concentrate like that now.
For extra credit, compare and contrast to the picture at the top of my default page. (Whoops, this isn't there any more. Maybe someday soon again.) Essays will be graded on content and style. Spelling counts.
Really! Want proof?