Some of us never fit into those easy places' society wants to shove us. Myself as well grew up as a dyslexic in the 70's Atlanta GA school system had no idea of what to do with me but stick me in classes with what they considered other "handicapped" children. By the grace of God I am the youngest of 5 kids and thought OK, I am not good with books but I am good with people. Thru my faith & love of reading an insatiable curiosity my vocabulary improved to an extent that I surpassed others my age. They finally stopped trying to force me on a short bus. From one geeky gal to a nerdy dude, thank you for this post. You are in darn good company!