Yesterday, I received this letter from Senator Jeff Merkley. I've never received a personal letter from a US Senator before. Talk about setting the bar high! The Senator's office sent the letter to the wrong side of the Willamette to a zip code I've never lived in. The envelope arrived in pristine condition. That meant an efficient US Postal Worker, during the Holiday rush, took the time to route the letter back across the river to the correct zip code. He (or she) looked up either my name or the street to accomplish this task. Not only is Sen
Drove the 7th graders to listen to Greg Mortenson, author of 3 Cups of Tea. Greg is an unbelievably humble speaker who was in his element in Portland. Not a hostile member in the audience. He spoke of many happenings in his life, in Afghanistan, and Pakistan, but two of his points were "aha" moments for me. He talked of empowering students to change their world. This is exactly what RICE does. It empowers students. The parent of a group leader told me about a Catlin Gable parking lot exchange today.
Spent the morning at McKay Elementary School in Beaverton. It seemed weird to see say, "See you in May," as I left. Walking out the door, I thought to myself, "Oh, my, the adventure is beginning. I need to blog this tonight." So here I am....Many things wrapping up. RICE project concluding next week. Food Festival next Friday. Things are really moving fast. The kids at McKay are willing to participate in an connection project. They just love our kids reading and playing with them. We also completed two &quo
Had dinner with Jeff and Adrienne over Thanksgiving. Jeff asked if I blogged regularly. Adrienne suggested there would be a parent audience hungry to read my posts. It was humbling to think I already had an audience, but hadn't written much. Jeff said he blogged twice a week. He also said his blog was heavily edited so as not to offend any current or potential clients. Since I have no clients......and no editors, if anything I write offends anybody, I apologize in advance. Feel free to let me know how hurt you are in a comment. I promise