1. Words of sincere appreciation from WR 121 students as they finish their final retrospective essays and go back into the world to begin their holiday break.
2. Reading in these final essays the many stirring ways my students have come to more fully understand the experiences of loss, reconciliation, and survival in the books we read and, more important, in their day to day lives.
3. Sitting down with Cheri, the new Denali editor, and discussing what help I can and cannot give Cheri as the literary adviser for LCC's student literary and art magazine.