Tag: high school

The Perfect Ballet Leg

Our synchronized swimming coach’s name was Mrs. Hoffman. She wore polo shirts and khaki pants with a belt. She had brown hair in a short pageboy and wore a whistle on a woven lanyard around her neck. To my seventeen-year old self, she looked… Continue Reading “The Perfect Ballet Leg”

The Incredible Beauty of Typing Class

High school was a vast sea of uncomfortableness. Every day a variation on that theme. Always a part of me off, the limits of my wardrobe a burden I felt every ten days as I waited to wear the teal skirt and sweater set… Continue Reading “The Incredible Beauty of Typing Class”

Stay in Your Lane

The entire trajectory of my life would have been different had I been able to do a Catalina when I was in [Synchronized] Swim Club at Southfield High School. Not many people can put their finger on their personal critical juncture or in my… Continue Reading “Stay in Your Lane”

Hot Mess: My High School Reunion

When my old boyfriend came through the door of the hotel where my 40th high school reunion was being held, three girls, wait, three 58-year old women scurried over to quick give me the 411.  “Clark’s here.” “He’s right over there.” Shushing and fluttering… Continue Reading “Hot Mess: My High School Reunion”

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