A few days ago, one of my former students sent me an email with this subject line: "I'm published!"
I love these emails. They cause a different kind of butterfly in the heart-- I want to forward these kinds of emails to all of my students with a sentence in all caps that says "YOU CAN DO IT TOO!"*
Read her piece here. It's charming and strange--
And another one here (about marriage and fear and love).
*I did that tonight (as a post script to an assignment asking them to ONE: do something this week they'd never done before and TWO: write an essay about it.)