A. Let me be worthy of my horses.
A. Teaching! It's not a fantasy, but I came to it very late. It looked pretty terrible from the outside, like nothing a sane person would want to do. (Actually, sometimes it looks like that from the inside too.) (But not often.) To be the conduit into the big Ongoing Conversation for somebody who's struggling to find a place in the world--it's a high like no other.
A. Well, my kids haven't gotten into any really bad trouble yet.
A. Well, I don't know! If I knew I was overusing them, I'd quit using them!
A. My sister-in-law, who teaches developmentally disabled children in the Chicago public schools.