When I Say Cheerleader, You Say:

What?   What comes to mind when you think of cheerleaders?   This is research for a post. Highly Scientific Research. I used CAPS so you know I’m serious. So, tell me…

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Birthday Blues

I spent my 18th birthday surrounded by friends. One of them was dead. It was his funeral. I made my first “guy friends” Sophomore year of high school. We ate lunch together most days. They were friendly and snarky, and our friendship was different from every other experience I’d had with guys, which generally consisted […]

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(Re)Union

I did not throw up before, during, or after my 20th High School Reunion. Success! I had a great time seeing old friends, especially a few I didn’t think would be there. The most amazing thing was that I felt a sense of belonging. Kind of the opposite of the way I felt in high […]

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Reunited, and it feels so…hmm

Tonight is my 20th High School Reunion. I’m feeling a heady combination of excitement and dread. Sort of like the first week of school, but without the vomiting. “Vomiting?” you ask. Why yes.  Doesn’t everybody throw up every morning the first week of every new school year in high school? No? That’s just me? Thank […]

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