First Person

FIRST PERSON: Sometimes kids can make a point we didn’t think of first

By MICHAL KOHANE

SAN FRANCISCO (j weekly) — “You don’t mind me applying to West Point Military Academy, Mom, do you?”

“West Point?” I thought, surprised. But it was fall. Graduation seemed like light years away.

“Go ahead,” I said, trying to sound casual. “Let me know if you need...
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