adults in the Concord area and her sister, Ruth, teaches boys/young adults who are
in a juvenile detention residence in Oregon.
I was fascinated by Ruth's response to one of Barbara's blogs about teaching writing.
It was an exercise she had done with with her young students. The prompt was a 5 minute list
of " places darkness hangs out " then put a verb with each noun ie "nightmares terrify"
" holes consume "
When I met Ruth we talked about her work, how powerful the writing is with these young
people. She jokingly referred to them as her "bad boys" and I knew she felt they were any
thing but. I wish there had been more time to share our stories about teaching and learning
from the amazing young folks who have graced our lives. I am certain she is having a profound
impact on these young boys. It is amazing what a difference one person can have on the universe. I hope she is proud of the work she is doing.
This is my list. Thank you Ruth for the inspiration!