Editor: After getting mediocre grades all through high school, I found my niche as a senior, taking a course that everyone seemed to avoid, human biology.
Many of my grades in the subject were perfect and I quickly rose to the top of my class. I had grandiose visions of using my newfound talent to become a doctor or even finding a cure for cancer, but my dreams would have to wait. I had joined the Navy Reserve as a junior and two years of active duty lay ahead.
Afterwards, I attended college on the GI Bill, but quickly learned that my aspirations were just that, aspirations. Although I unquestionably had a talent for science, the remainder of my grades were barely good enough to pass. Alas, this would-be brilliant healer would become a technician in manufacturing for the next 35 years.
If only I had been able to take all my courses in science. If only a medical degree could be obtained on the job. If only . . . EARL BAILEY SCRANTON