Graduation Day: June 6, 1993. We were the Pike Red Devils. According to the crest in the photo, our school valued Honor, Pride, and Scholarship. And there’s me with my mouse ears. Gray Suit Guy digs it. The other women in the photo are unclear about what to think, and Podium Guy does not approve. The thing is, this get-up would have been kind of clever if I was making some statement on Public Education as an institution. But no. I just liked Mickey Mouse. Perhaps this is why I did not graduate with honors? Grades-wise I was fantastically mediocre, but boy did I have flair.