1. I love rehearsal. I think I've mentioned that. No rehearsal tonight. It was good to be able to stay home and sleep all afternoon and rest/sleep in the evening to try to knock out this cold/slight flu bug I've suddenly contracted.
2. St. John's knocked off Duke this season and a host of other top 10 teams during the regular season. But not today. They ran into the train called the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the only team I care about in the whole NCAA tournament is still alive.
3. I sat down with a student late this morning for a conference and delighted in how her writing has developed over the quarter. Then she mentioned a thing or two about what a mess her life is outside of class, none of it of her own doing, but her mother's, and I silently marveled that she was juggling this mess, trying to clean it up, and writing so clearly and intelligently at the same time. She's like so many students I work with: really intelligent and up against environmental pressures that put her on the edge of her life collapsing every day.