Category Archives: high School

Go Dance!

As a mentor, he came into my life at the perfect time. When I was fourteen years old, I joined a sports team for people with disabilities.  It changed my life.  Because I had always been mainstreamed and up to … Continue reading

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Thank God It’s Today!

Icy prickles of anxiety flooded through me with such intensity that I was sure I had just swallowed Alaska.  My health teacher, who was with me for moral support, had assured me that the man I was about to meet … Continue reading

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What Might Have Been…

A friend of mine posted a video on my Facebook page yesterday. He said he was feeling nostalgic. It made me pause and smile. He gets it. I always get nostalgic when it is time for the summer Olympics. I … Continue reading

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Thanks Coach!

After I graduated from high school in the summer of 1986, I got ready to move across the country for college. The move was difficult for me in many ways. Not only was I transitioning to a new phase of … Continue reading

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Unlikely Hero

I remember in great detail a day that I was in high school.  It may seem insignificant to some.  I thought it was at the time myself. But the more years I have behind me, the more I realize that … Continue reading

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