things I dwell on

Something that happened over 30 years ago during my senior year of high school still causes me to wonder. Out of a graduating class of around 130, in the various categories for senior superlatives, Nolleen McInerney along with myself, were chosen as ‘Most Likely to Succeed’. The selection was made by just a handful of students without any widespread input from the class as a whole. At the time my reaction was “huh?”. What did they know that I still don’t understand? Did others see something in me that I couldn’t? But there I am in the photo taken as I sat behind the desk in the office of the local city manager wearing my NJROTC winter dress blues. I doubt that few of us actually lived up to our nominated roles. Nolleen signed my yearbook under her photo- “call me when you’re rich and famous”. I wonder where she is today.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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