Many commencement speeches are peppered with cliches that spread a ripple of yawns throughout the crowd. Here’s some advice I wish someone had dished out years ago when it was my turn to teeter across the stage in those treacherously high heels:
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Columnist Lorraine V. Murray’s recent books include two laugh-out-loud mysteries, “Death in the Choir” and “Death of a Liturgist,” plus a biography of Flannery O’Connor titled “The Abbess of Andalusia.” All her books are available at www.lorrainevmurray.com. Her email is email@example.com.