Montana Dreamin’

One of my finest school trips of the summer entailed visiting eight far-flung Montana schools for everything from young kids with attachment disorders to pregnant young women learning to be attentive mothers. In between those institutional extremes I saw schools for adolescents with both issues to resolve and talents to develop, be they artistic, agrarian or equestrian. And between locations I ventured over creek-side logging roads, dodging deer, bunnies and elk, and praying not to have a flat tire or ruptured oil pan. The isolation and quiet (much less absence of cell coverage) provided a great time to recall how much I love my job.