We've just kicked off a new personal essay series called "Interview With My Bully." In the first installment, Steve Almond calls up the guy who, in eighth grade, launched a calculated campaign of humiliation against him -- and ends up getting a heartbreaking explanation for his former bully's behavior.
Interested in closure -- or at least a conversation -- with your childhood tormentor?
Why not track him or her down, record your interview, and send it to us for possible publication on Salon?
Even years later, a discussion can lay adolescent angst to rest and perhaps even lead to understanding -- and less bullying for future generations.