Handcuffs (Or…That Time I Was Arrested)

In my inaugural post, I wrote a sentence that I almost didn’t include:

“I have held trophies and awards with the same hands that have been handcuffed.”

Here is the story behind that statement and what I learned from it.

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I’ve never worn an orange jumpsuit or actually spent a night in jail, but it wasn’t a metaphor.

When I was 25, a grand jury indicted me on seven counts of perjury. (Wow, that was almost as fun to write as it was to go through.)

I ran for the local Board of Education at the age of 23. In doing so, I was required to file regular campaign finance reports. I falsified seven of the reports due to poor record keeping.

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