40 Days until 40: Day 15, 1989

January 11th, 2015 · No Comments


This one hurts. It’s the fall of 1989, I’m 14 and, it doesn’t get much more awkward than this. My painstakingly cultivated “side-spike,” groomed just so for school picture day, my too-big glasses, and the attempt at a braces-disguising smile. This looks like the photo you’d see under dictionary entry for “freshman.”

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