Question 150 of 365: What can we say in the moment?

Image via Wikipedia I spoke at my high school graduation. Along with our valedictorian and a few other people who applied for the job, I gave a speech that was mostly a rehash of my application to get into college. I reprint it here to make sure that the absolute …

Question 137 of 365: What is our mass pike?

Image via Wikipedia I loved the smell of show on my pants. The mix of smoke, sweat and other people’s energy. My pants told the tale of a lot of good nights. I had friends that told me to wear the pants the day after the show for good luck, …

Question 119 of 365: How can you have everything?

I stood where Bill Gates is standing right now. I’m not sure why that matters, but knowing that I was previously in the same space as one of the most influential people in the world is downright unnerving. It is as if the universe has now made the comparison between …

Question 102 of 365: Is silence still an option?

Image via Wikipedia Study hall was where I honed my skills as a bully. And since I was weaker and less socially adept than almost everyone, my bullying was relegated to a single individual, Bryan. Now, I didn’t beat him up or call him names. I just pestered him. In …

Question 98 of 365: What will we have time for?

Image via Wikipedia I remember a discussion I had with my homeroom teacher in high school that went something like this: Teacher: I used to play the guitar, a twelve string, and I really loved it. I haven’t played it in years, now. I think it may have a hole …

Question 97 of 365: What are we willing to work for?

Image via Wikipedia I used to tell everyone that I was going to become a teacher. I would tell them that it was the novels that I read in high school that made me first want to do it. I would say that those novels were the ones that I …