I mismanaged my time in the morning making me late to Lakeside School. When I got there, I tried to conceal my nervousness about the day. After all, I wasn’t quite sure what was expected of me and my self esteem was plummeting when I saw so many people already happily performing tasks. It helped calm me down when the kindergarten teacher saw me and quickly checked on me, asking me what I knew about a project. I was put at ease by his gentle approach and demeanor and spoke hon
What a difference 3 decades makes. As a child in the 80’s, I was afforded freedom that is hard to create for children today. The cliche idea of walking in the house after school to dump my bag and grab a snack, only to go right back out, knowing I wouldn't return until the sun set and dinner was on the table, was my life. Looking back, those few precious hours each afternoon feel like the entirety of my childhood; pedaling up and down State Street and eventually Walker Rd., d
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