Graduation 2017

Five days later and I still can't think about Friday without emotion. It was a long day of ceremony, starting at 8 in the morning with a whole-school awards ceremony followed by Senior Class Day, where my resolve not to cry began to unstitch the moment I heard the first notes of music in the [...]


I (like many of you, I suspect) was raised as what is now called a "free-range child" (though that term would have made no sense at all to my parents... evoking some image of the wild west, children galloping like mustangs over the plains...). We had no curfews, no accountability, certainly no cell phones. As [...]