One of the best letters I’ve ever gotten (from the Gobi desert!)

Tucker, a past student of mine (who’s now serving in the Peace Corps in the Gobi desert), somehow got a copy of my most recent book. He just wrote me about it and said some incredibly insightful and beautiful things in response (he’s an excellent writer, too, BTW). So, I figured I’d share his letter […]

Confessions of a Bad Teen

It started in fourth grade. Dave and I stole a bunch of glue and coated the playground slides before recess. Ten minutes later, the hall was full of sticky, crying, sandpapery kids, and I learned a new word: vandalism. Mrs. Kerr taught it to us. She said that’s what we’d done. Then we were sent […]