• Pretty much everyone I talk to these days has a higher-than-usual level of difficulty and frustration, but we’re all working hard to keep that stuff from leaking into our conversations unwittingly. I really appreciate that emotional effort.  I’m also grateful that being on the receiving end of that effort helps me do my part on the sending end.
  • My AMC students are hitting that wall where they realize that what they’ve always done before isn’t going to keep working, and they have to pick up entirely new skills. Scary …and exciting! Seeing that realization dawn really makes this work feel worthwhile for me.
  • I’m grateful to have a job that I like enough to keeping working hard at, even when things are rough.