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When you are about to drive 1,000 miles across America’s
heartland, it’s hard not to wonder if you’ll make it or simply fall asleep and
drive into a field. Anyone who has driven across the barren nothingness of
Nebraska will understand.
I intended to contemplate life along this drive,
to process the past six months and to consider what I wanted the future to
hold. Instead, I learned that pure monotony can actually help you stay in the present.
Apparently the drive through Nebraska is similar to being at a meditation
retreat. It is that boring ...
This morning I woke from a dream involving technical
difficulties in Skyping with friends far away. The melancholy of the dream
combined with PMS led to me crying into my coffee grounds.
Remember that horrible homesickness the first night you
spent away from home? That was me this morning. I wondered how I would survive
two more months before I headed to Colorado to celebrate my 40th birthday with “my
girls.” Then, as I swapped my third text with one of these friends, I
remembered this wonderful invention called the telephone.
In a world full of email, texting and Facebook ...
Who was your favorite teacher?
For me, it was Mrs. Makowski, who I was lucky enough to have
in second grade and again in fifth. I don’t remember much about her other than that
she was very tall and had dark hair. Mostly I remember that she made me feel confident
and smart. She was the teacher who instilled my love of story-telling.
The lessons you learn from good teachers stay with you for life.
Friday my daughter said goodbye to her first teacher,
“Maitresse,” the most amazing teacher and one of the most amazing people I have