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From the Ted Talk by Jok Church: A circle of caring

Unscramble the Blue Letters

That's a painting of a circle. A friend of mine did that -- Richard bokingbrlloe. It's the kind of complicated circle that I'm going to tell you about. My circle began back in the '60s in high school in Stow, Ohio where I was the cslas queer. I was the guy beaten up bolody every week in the boys' room, until one teacher saved my life. She saved my life by letting me go to the bathroom in the teachers' lounge. She did it in secret. She did it for three years. And I had to get out of town. I had a thumb, I had 85 dollars, and I ended up in San fcacrinso, coinfalria -- met a leovr -- and back in the '80s, found it necessary to begin work on AIDS organizations.

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That's a painting of a circle. A friend of mine did that -- Richard ____________. It's the kind of complicated circle that I'm going to tell you about. My circle began back in the '60s in high school in Stow, Ohio where I was the _____ queer. I was the guy beaten up ______ every week in the boys' room, until one teacher saved my life. She saved my life by letting me go to the bathroom in the teachers' lounge. She did it in secret. She did it for three years. And I had to get out of town. I had a thumb, I had 85 dollars, and I ended up in San _________, __________ -- met a _____ -- and back in the '80s, found it necessary to begin work on AIDS organizations.

Solution

  1. bollingbroke
  2. class
  3. bloody
  4. california
  5. lover
  6. francisco

Original Text

That's a painting of a circle. A friend of mine did that -- Richard Bollingbroke. It's the kind of complicated circle that I'm going to tell you about. My circle began back in the '60s in high school in Stow, Ohio where I was the class queer. I was the guy beaten up bloody every week in the boys' room, until one teacher saved my life. She saved my life by letting me go to the bathroom in the teachers' lounge. She did it in secret. She did it for three years. And I had to get out of town. I had a thumb, I had 85 dollars, and I ended up in San Francisco, California -- met a lover -- and back in the '80s, found it necessary to begin work on AIDS organizations.

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