Today I returned to the classroom to teach (and learn) for the first time in six years! I felt a part of my brain come to life that I have not felt in a long time. I am teaching a senior elective English course in which we will explore the creation and the use of the American frontier myth in American culture using a variety of "texts" as sources. Based on the class discussion with Tim, Ben, Erik and Andrew (Jacobo will be joining us from Spain shortly) it is going to be an exciting Spring. I was impressed with the depth of their thinking and feel lucky to have the opportunity to spend forty five minutes with them every day. There was great energy throughout the school on our first day back from the break.