* Correction: Wary of committing an act of dishonesty, I should point out that I exaggerated that I put all of the 18K I saved in Coldfoot towards my debt, when I probably kept about 2K for myself, spending it on things like the GRE, applications to schools, a trip to Ecuador, gear for a summer canoe voyage, as well as my fair share of used books purchased online.
Also, in The Buffalo News interview I said that I’d routinely swat 40-50 mosquitoes at a time. This is a ridiculous aggrandizement of fact. While I was routinely attacked by hundred-strong swarms of mosquitoes, the most I ever killed at once probably never exceeded 25. If that.