I’ve been on the job for more than 21 years, without a day off for longevity, illness, endurance or good behavior. I’m not complaining. I wouldn’t want a day off. Not a whole day, anyway. Although I do appreciate 10 minutes under a hot shower within the solitary confines of my bathroom each morning.
It was a party 14 years in the making. Attendees included nine moms who met when our kids were in preschool. Now, we came together to anticipate and celebrate those same preschoolers’ high school graduations.
I used to be afraid.
I feared many things: snakes, spiders, (lions, tigers and bears), the dark, being alone, writing, people not liking me, war, a car wreck, strangers, the monster under my bed and bad things happening to good people — to name just a few.
We’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship for more than a decade. I guess if I’m going to come clean, I shoulder most of the responsibility for the spotty patches. Relationships require a certain amount of effort; I wasn’t consistent about the maintenance needed to keep things running smoothly.
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I’m intrigued by human behavior. As humans we operate under certain norms. Most often, we seek approval from one another. So, when we have an urge, opportunity or occasion to bend the norms, we often hope no one is watching.
By now the dust is settling, and the leather has been discarded for next week’s costume change, but Sunday’s performance – without so much as a hint of lip sync – is being touted as one of the best halftime shows in Super Bowl history.
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