15 Views of Orlando: Part 7 (of 15)
Location: ¬†Albertsons, Oviedo
I left Florida fifteen years ago and, until now, I haven‚Äôt been back. ¬†I didn‚Äôt even wait until my high school graduation. ¬†Left the day before. ¬†Got in the car and drove north until the humidity broke and I could roll down the window and not feel like two hands were pressing a heavy wool blanket against my face. ¬†By the time my senior class was listening to speeches about how their futures were right there in front of them, I was driving through Southern Tennessee, climbing the great Smokey Mountains, hugging my future as close as I could.
15 Views of Orlando has been stolen from the tubes of the Internet and is now in book form, due out on 1/31/12.
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About the Author:
Jay Haffner is an English teacher and baseball coach at Apopka High School. He is a former editor for both The Cypress Dome and The Florida Review, and now works with the smartest and most talented of the Apopka youth at the campus newspaper. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and though he has lived in Florida for many years, he has never been able to tan.