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As I’m riding to the airport from Campbell University, my thoughts center on my niece making another transition in her life.

It’s funny that as the North Carolina (Blue Lines territory) countryside and farms pass by my window, songs by Bjork, Cat Power, and Frou Frou, Damien Rice play from my iPod.

I do look back, at my life in sports, and though my game may not be on the field, I wonder what I have missed. Scheduling conflicts, and the such have postponed, eliminated, or cut short my attendance at events, holidays or occasions. But, right now it is what I do, and chose to hone my craft, which I enjoy. However, this is an event I will not be able to say I attended for my family.

As pensive as this trip is, I hope, pray, and want the best for my niece and soon-to-be Husband.
Lexi girl, I love and if you ever need anything I’m here.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.