A Refreshing Aura

September 6, 2005 | 826 Blog Post

Erin, our new executive director, showed up today. She brought with her a
refreshing aura to the office. I’m pretty sure it had something to do
with her vanilla air freshener. I told her it reminded me of my car in
high school. We are quite happy to have her here. When I helped unload
her car, I half-expected to find the mechanical lion that forms Voltron’s
head parked behind our office.

I am pumped for tutoring. I cannot wait to meet our new students and
tutors, and to watch as our lab bubbles with excitement and laughter. It
is strange to me how something like homework morphs from a dreary task
into an encouraging and productive activity. I think, this year, I’ll
count how many times I hear somebody say, “I wish I had something like
this when I was in school.”

As hard as it is to be negative in this place, I do miss Erik and Diana.
Luckily, I still spend time with the man who trained me in the ancient art
of coordinating volunteers. As for Diana, I am sure she is going to have
a wonderful semester, and I can’t wait to hear her tales. Come home soon,
DK! Amy still wears a veil in mourning.

The time is now, folks, to get involved. I can think of nothing more
rewarding than tutoring, but there are so many ways you can help. Always
feel welcome to contact us if you have something in mind you’d like to do,
or even if you don’t have a clue (the story of my life). Knowing that I
am doing something good is the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes.
Now I have sanity to spare. Here, have some. It tastes like children.

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