I've never really been into making New Year's resolutions. But, this year seems different. Besides being a reason to bring back the roaring '20s and all the liveliness that era entails, 2020 kicks off a new decade with a year that has an undeniable ring to it -- the double twenties resonating deeper with all of us this year, for some reason.
I had just asked for a sign, some sort of guidance, in a prayer the night before, when I'm contacted by the high school where I'd graduated over a decade ago. They need an English teacher, they tell me. Would I think about sticking around for the coming year?
After settling on the idea of spending the summer in the Midwest, we crash landed into a cozy little house in Southwest Missouri. And let me tell you, we were in hog heaven. But before we knew it, summer was coming to a close... and we needed to make a decision.