Above: Shelby, Zee, Carson, and Hannah
When it comes to teaching, I do have a pretty nice thing; I get to teach bright interesting students who are diverse in their thinking and activities; I get to pontificate my passion for history and ideas, while engaging in conversations about their view of my historical interpretation. I spent one afternoon last week with Dillon Sorensen at the Onion Creek talking about academic stuff and politics; I got to spend today at the Onion Creek with three of my favorite students discussing college, movies, HCHS, me, and religion. They know I am pretty flexible when it comes to engaging in an interesting conversation about an array of topics; it was my meeting with Katrina Ong this summer in which she stated that she enjoyed conversations with teachers outside of the traditional realm of campus; one learns at times a great deal about ideas and life in a laid back environment. She is right. I never say no when a student or students invite me out for a meal or coffee.