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Life size Sam is just fine, it turns out

I showed up for work last week and was told that they were ready to take my photo if I still had time. Sure, I guess. What for? For your cardboard model. My what?

Here it is. A life size cardboard replica of me. Full size. She looks taller but that’s because she’s on a stand. Oddly, I wasn’t troubled at all by my size. What’s she for, you ask. Well, advertising and promoting the College. But also just for fun. I love that some of our students and my kids started talking about making seasonal paper cut-out clothes for me, like a Santa hat.

It’s an interesting exercise in seeing yourself as others see you. It’s okay. I thought I’d hate it and be really uncomfortable but it’s just fine.

Also I’m wearing pants! Weird but true. I’m immortalized in clothes I rarely wear.

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Sam taking a mirror selfie that captures both her and her cardboard likeness.

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