Opinion: Success at a high school reunion

Danielle Wilson

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the same year Dick Nixon was elected. Along with my twin sister and three younger sisters, I attended Catholic schools for thirteen years. (Holy Mother, pray for me.) I spent two years as a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado until I wised up and transferred to a more normal school, Indiana University, where I received a B.A. in history and a teaching license just for funsies. In 2001, I officially entered the ranks of stay-at-home moms to care for my two-year old son and newborn twins. I have mentally blocked all of 2002 and most of 2003. In 2004, I received a Master’s degree in U.S. History from I.U.P.U.I. and a fourth child from my should-have-had-that-vasectomy-sooner husband. From 2005 until mid-2010, I played Super Mom in the yet-to-be released indie film "Provide Daycare for Your Sister-in-Law's Children Because You Don't Have Enough to Do Already." I returned to teaching this fall at an undisclosed Indianapolis school where thankfully very few parents know who I am. I am considering developing a bad habit.

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    Actually, I was thinking….who gives a rat’s behind?

  • Edna Cooper

    Nice story Danielle! I enjoy reading this piece. Actually I think that appearances are tightly connected with inner statement of the personality. That is why the one should always improve and be the best not only within the college area but on the international arena too. As I read from the article titled “Language in International Negotiations – Avoiding Embarrassment”, negotiating across cultures is difficult enough already we don’t let language be a factor for negativity. Thanks.