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This is how you give a commencement speech

“The most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.” -David Foster Wallace

These kids probably learned more from the commencement speech than they did from four years in college. Enjoy and share.


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Alone at graduation

This week’s True Community, my weekly column about men and higher education, is about the students with whom I identify most strongly: they come to graduation alone, and they make it through college with barely any support from an elder.

Graduation is usually pitched as a family celebration. For some, it’s a celebration of nerve and resolve, but still an experience of isolation.

I hope you’ll check it out. And do share.

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Photo by John Walker.