we have a winner!
My friend Kate went back to college after a 20 year absence. That alone should be celebrated. She had to start from the beginning -- English 1A, for example, aka "Beginning Composition". Although she grumbled a bit throughout the semester about having to take the class, she got an A and wrote some good essays. She found out today that she won for "Best Narrative Essay", as determined by the English Department of West Valley College. Her essays is called "Collars and Tags", and I told her to post it on her blog
because it made me all teary and others need to have the chance to get all teary, too. So read it, then pet your doggies (or other furry family members)...and leave her a congratulatory comment because she deserves it!