From John Schramm:
Make three statements -- two of them true, one false. The object is for others to guess which is the false statement.
a. I was named for Gerald R. Ford.
b. I shared an office with essayist Phillip Lopate at Hofstra University.
c. I was born in 1973.
REVEALED (09/25/06 11:00 AM):
a. I was named for Gerald R. Ford. TRUE. Ford was one reason I was named Gerald, according to my mother.
b. I shared an office with essayist Phillip Lopate at Hofstra University. TRUE. It was the same office, but we rarely occupied it at the same time. Actually, Lopate always asked me to leave when he arrived. I did, team player that I am.
c. I was born in 1973. FALSE. If you know the month and day I was born, you can check this blog and deduce the year, but some of my best friends think I was born in '73. This statement was a test.
The winner among those who commented, John D.