The Letter

On my 40th birthday in the sweltering heat, I cleaned out a classroom that I had help design, taught in, and cherished for over 8 years.  The janitor brought by the giant cart for me so I could toss out all those handouts I thought I needed to save, work […]

The Commencement Speech

Graduation Day: I have been to many of these celebrations.  Some were exhilarating, some sweltering hot, some were so painful I have blotted them from my memory.  They are all bittersweet.  The kids have worked so hard to get there.  You are proud of their achievements and at the same […]