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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Larry Simoneaux
Bio: Larry Simoneaux
Date:  June 14, 2009
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School's out.

I see where it’s that time of year again. Schools are out and another crop of graduates is about to try to merge with traffic on what’s been called the “highway of life.”

Since this highway has more than its share of wrecks, detours, dead ends, steep hills, unplanned stops, closed gates, confusing signs, and only one exit (you graduates can check with your pastor, rabbi, minister, or shaman if you haven’t heard about it), I thought I’d offer some lessons that I’ve learned over the years - most usually accompanied by a lot of pain and embarrassment.

Now, with that out of the way, here are some things that you’ll never hear at any graduation ceremony:

(1) You’re going to need a real job.

Larry Simoneaux

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Biography - Larry Simoneaux

Larry Simoneaux is a regular columnist for The Everett Herald in Washington state. He is a retired ship driver for the US Navy and NOAA.

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