I can never forget the fourth grade of elementary school. Our math teacher, Mrs. H, had a wooden ruler for punishing us anytime we made mistakes in answering her questions. She lined us up against the wall and expected us to stretch our hands out, with the palms up. Then, with a hard strike, she lashed the ruler on the palms of our hands. If we reflexively pulled our hands back, we were lashed two more times. I remember, at […]