Thursday, March 09, 2006
Why we Taught!
This past week two former students--both out of school for over fifteen years--reappeared on e-mail with requests to write them letters of recommendation. Both had decided to study for an advanced degree and thought that some notes from an old teacher might help them to get back into the formal education business. Few people are allowed to reap that kind of satisfaction from their job. One of those students was a young Japanese woman and we have carried on periodic holiday communications over the years since the early 1990's. Last May, when we traveled to Japan, Kaori made it a point to meet and greet us and show us Tokyo. She is a jewel and we love her.