Here’s Why I Would Give Anything for Long, Boring Speeches Right Now


About two weeks ago, the sports boosters club at my son’s high school started posting senior tributes. Every morning, I go to the club’s Facebook page and I click like for every single profile. I don’t know the tennis player with a big serve. Nor do I know the cheerleader who can do back flips or the quick-dodging lacrosse player. But I click “like” anyway.

I used to be this way with birthdays when I felt it was meaningful to extend social media birthday wishes to people across the country. These days, I am hit or miss with Facebook birthdays. I am too busy recognizing seniors.

High school grads toss their hats. (Twenty20 meganhodge0206)

I miss prom photos

It’s not just the senior athletes that I feel nostalgic about. I miss prom pictures, too. Like everything in our culture, they’ve gone up a notch because of social media. Pre-prom photo sessions are now heavily…

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