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A commencement speaker at Point Park University here urged graduates to brush their teeth. Whether she was grasping at a clever metaphor for handling life after college or she actually felt that a diploma along with good dental hygiene were keys to happiness, I couldn’t tell. Commencement speeches come in many flavors.
I’ll be attending three college graduation ceremonies this month and I imagine that besides tooth brushing I’ll also hear about rising to one’s full potential, reaching for the stars, and not being discouraged by failure. Solid advice, indeed. But to the Class of 2014 ...


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