Tuesday, August 18, 2009
If you are in Taos and want to have tea and the best scones this side of the Atlantic, go to the Turquoise Teapot. It is a charming little place, where the ladies make their own teas and scones. Not a big business. Is also a small florist. They did a shing-ding for Julia Roberts. More great fun.
I just got back from a wonderful week in the mountains of New Mexico with four of my good friends. (We actually picked up a new friend in Albuquerque.) Bottom line, we laughed for the full eight days. You know what they say about laughter being the best medicine, so now I am hoping that this great medicine we made together will hang on for everyone for a long time. Most of them are starting back to school this week, and I am giving praise (again) for retirement.
Last week we heard a statistic that was overwhelming. At the district from which I have retired, there were 400 openings for this school year, sounds good right? Well for those 400 openings, there were 20,000 applicants!
The age of teacher shortage is gone, at least here.