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Of time, tide, and graduation

Graduates from the University of Rochester in New York Source: Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff/File

Here’s how I learned to ride a two-wheeler: I got fed up with the training wheels. It was not going well, riding down the sidewalk on my green-and-white Schwinn cruiser (for some reason, I named it “Greensleeves”), wobbling back and forth, trying to learn the concept of pedaling and balance. So I

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