Reading on the Bus: The (ongoing) list with some notes

Preface: I owe a special thanks to the excellent Boston Public Library¬†(BPL) system for providing me with the vast majority of these books, not to mention a lovely place to sit and read, a chance to go the aquarium for free, and an exhibit on the neighborhoods of Boston that helped orient me to the…

A Paw for Trash?

“N. Pick it up please,” I admonished. “Pick what up, Ms.?” the little sixth grader answered. Oh boy, here’s where the lines blur. I was on the bus with one of the sixth grade girls who has gained enough notoriety for her big personality that I knew her name even though it was mid-way through…

The 1st Conversation

Towards the end of October I was waiting for the bus home after a long day at work when I noticed that there was a 7th grader standing next to me. “Hi! How was your day?” I began. “Oh, hi. It was alright, I guess,” he responded. But instead of running away, as a 6th…