Those teaching years were not silent, solitary or simple. The best I could do was get up early to fit in a little centering time for myself. Now these students are grownups and I have to trust that they are doing what they can to get a little alone time each day before their busy life of job and family begins.
I’m hoping that one in particular (not from Goodman Hill) is taking a little centering time. This evening Scott Nix will be sworn in as chief of police in his hometown and mine. I’m mighty proud of him. He was a caring, humble, confident, conscientious second grader, and from all accounts he still has those qualities.