Net Penance

I just received this email:

Dear Douglas,

I am wondering if you are the Douglas Rushkoff who was in my second grade class with Miss Brownell in 1968-1969 (Chatworth Elementary, Larchmont, NY)??

If so, I owe you an apology. I stole the 1802 penny that you brought to class for Show and Tell. Ever since, I find myself saying “this is the worst thing I’ve done since I stole Douglas Rushkoff’s 1802 penny”.

Anyway, I have felt guilty ever since. I remember as a child thinking about it each Yom Kippur. I remember showing the penny to my grandmother and then losing it.

Please let me know if I have the right person.

Best Wishes,

(name withheld)

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