letters to seniors Tag

Wow! What a mind-blowing end to your high school experience. There is so much to process. I won’t say too much here--you have most likely heard so many words of wisdom and encouragement from family, friends, and your teachers by now. But, chew on these morsels: learn something new--big or small--on...

Dear Seniors, “When life gives you lemons,  make lemonade.”  “Every cloud has a silver lining.”  Many people gravitate to these mundane and clichéd sayings. I find myself repeating them to friends and family during difficult times or unexpected hardships. They are predictable, ordinary, almost habitual.  Perhaps the ordinary is the crux...

Dear Seniors, The hairstyle in my senior photo (above) is the male counterpart, I guess, to the hairstyle that Karyn Neubauer included with her letter to all of you.  I’m guessing that unlike Karyn, though, I stayed with that look longer than I should have.  I rocked that look through college,...



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