So live that when thy summons to the Wall Street Journal comes…

So live that when thy summons to the Wall Street Journal comes…

High school teachers celebrate small successes every day -- a quadratic equation genuinely mastered, the successful recitation of Thanatopsis, a perfect 5 on an AP exam. Proof of the real triumphs, though, the ones that turn occasionally wobbly teenagers into smooth striding adults, sometimes takes years. Last week, my mother, a retired English teacher, accepted [...]

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

I could have written about each 9/11 victim every single day and it would have taken me more than eight years to cover them all. I thought about that 14 years ago, and I thought about it again last week when I visited Ground Zero. The number of victims, 2,983, still seems mind boggling and [...]