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Dancing with Flashcards

It was a hot dry morning in rural Nicaragua when I found myself waving a “red heart” flashcard in front of group of fifth graders. Jumping up and down and shouting “Heart!”, was my new mission in life. For this moment, it was all that mattered. The next moment I was thrusting a “Green Circle” card over my head and shouting “Circle!”. The children’s answering chorus of “Circle!” sent a wave of chills across my face and down my back.

The Chicken Bus: A biography

The little yellow school bus began life picking up american children in front of their parents homes, safely taking them to school and returning them home layer that day. You can still see the bluebird up front with a plaque saying it’s registered in Kansas. There is a flyer carefully taped over the door, encouraging youngsters to play nicely, respect each others things, and stay behind the yellow line…