They took my mother's stomach out six months ago.
People are strange, but more than that, they're good. They're good first, then strange.
It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent.
Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic.
Status in itself is criminal for those with the means to move, and the means to weave communion between people.
You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year with one-on-one attention, a student can get one grade level higher.
And what we were trying to offer every day was one-on-one attention. The goal was to have a one-to-one ratio with every one of these students.
Some of these kids just don't plain know how good they are: how smart and how much they have to say. You can tell them. You can shine that light on them, one human interaction at a time.
So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.