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Charlie Bertsch
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All About Tom

Yesterday I received the latest fundraising brochure from my alma mater UC Berkeley. This one unfolds to reveal information on a series of prominent alumni, including Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu and writer Joan Didion. And then, further down, the following:

To think that I wrote a letter of recommendation for the dude on the right and, what is more, repeatedly shared salami and ill-slivered pieces of Trader Joe's one-pound chocolate bars with him while discussing cultural theory in the English Lounge, the window overlooking the steps of Wheeler Hall propped open to permit illicit smoking. Maybe I should be getting a cut of that campaign's take.
Tags: autobiography, humor, stranger than fiction, teaching
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    I frequently feel like writing something longer and sometimes writing it here. Unfortunately, my windows of opportunity these days are five minutes…

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