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Confessions of an 80s Hair Spray Addict

I have a confession I really hate to admit – I helped tear a massive hole in the ozone layer because I was an 80s hair spray addict with my punk rock hair.

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First Day of School or Right Bus, Wrong Time

It’s that wonderful time of year again when most adults start to feel a bit of freedom in the air and a tremendous weight off their minds  – yes, it is back to school time for the kiddos. For the past few weeks, my Facebook feed is wallpapered with friend’s photos of their kids first day of school for the new school year. Some kids come back with awesome stories of their first day back and others not so good. I ran across one a good friend of mine posted yesterday about…

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this playlist is for my former classmates - and anyone who appreciates the awesome music of the 1980s.  There's a great mix of rock, r&b, pop, and new wave hits I can remember dancing to at our school dances and playing loudly at parties. I hope this playlist makes some of you Gen Xers Bust a Move! life Mixtape music youth 

Class of 1990 – 31 Years Later

***EDITED & UPDATED on 2/15/2021: Added Prince and Morris Day & The Time to the playlist.   June 7, 1990   The class of 1990 graduated from Clearview High School in Lorain, Ohio – all 70 something of us. Small school, small class, but we all knew each other and there was an almost universal camaraderie between us all.     Looking back now, being a pretty tight-knit class was amazingly cool. I can remember the movies from my teen years where the schools were huge and no one knew each other…

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