The Students are Restless . . .

These days, teaching in the classroom has been extremely tough. Winters in Utica are harsh. They last from October all the way to mid-April. In our case this year, the Winter subsided in mid-April. We've had a glorious two weeks of sun and warmth. That said, the students have mentally checked out of the classroom. They're coming to class in their short-shorts and tube tops. They've stopped bringing their books if they show up at all.

They're now giggling in corners, passing notes, reverting into junior high kids.

All I can say is, the end is neigh.

Oliver de la Paz