The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
-- WILLIAM JAMES
It's amazing that anyone teaches, that anyone wants to, or can. And so it seems nearly miraculous that the best teachers can somehow accomplish what's required and still have the focus and concentration to help students discover what they are destined to do and magically, in the process, change entire lives.
-- FRANCINE PROSE, "AN APPLE FOR THE MIRACLE WORKER"
There it was: a new red sports car, gleaming and sleek, the top invitingly down. Mr. Salinas wished it were his car. He wished he could be driving it down the coast highway along about now. He also wished somebody hadn't taken his parking space -- again. Parking is at a premium around his school, and that's why every space in the faculty lot is assigned and numbered. But how could a school guest know he wasn't supposed to park here? Unless, of course, he actually bothered to glance at any one of the dozen or so posted signs directing him to the visitor's lot. Still, there was