Keeping My Nose to the Grindstone

Keeping My Nose to the Grindstone

The difference between the black and white rhino is not their actual color but the shape of their lips. The black rhino has a pointed lip to pluck fruits off branches and to sort leaves from twigs. The white rhino grazes, and so has a flat, wide lip suitable for grasses. Both the black and white rhino have poor eyesight. He is more frightened than he is aggressive. Although, when he is spooked, he appears to possess a bad temper and be easily provoked. This is why the rhino comes to mind just as my family memoir, Myopia, a memoir, reaches the press. Nathan Mitnick, the star of this memoir, is somewhat of a rhino himself. Prone to charge when faced head on, Nathan (as well as the rest of us) all suffered from extreme myopia. And we were taught, from the earliest...

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