Not Just Valedictorians

First up was Connie. She appeared a bit nervous, but smiled with contrived confidence. She held her flower in front of her and stepped forward as “Pomp and Circumstance” bellowed from the loudspeakers. She marched to the stage. Ethan came next. He couldn’t stop smiling. Maybe he knew the career that lay ahead was filled with excitement. Maybe he just felt great about all the work he’d put in and now was being rewarded. He was a happy man. Craig …


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2 comments on “Not Just Valedictorians

  1. Dan Downey on said:

    Thanks Ron,
    Nice story.

  2. Ron Ciancutti on said:

    A special Monday Morning congratulations to the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks and a simultaneous thank you to the mother of LeBron James who, according to the words of the King on “The Decision,” essentially advised him that making himself happy should take precedence over everything else. Possibly the most public “blown call” a parent ever made. As he embraced her advice and took his talents to South Beach, the point and validity of this article were completely proven. Pssst. Lebron? Are you listening, son? Nothing means ANYTHING without integrity. You might want to share that with Mr. Pat Riley too. Seems the lessons his parents taught faded with time. See what Pat and your mom think about another uniformed press conference with a fog machine announcing league domination before a game is played. That should make yourself happy – remember it is the most important thing.

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