Salt Lake City, UT
Several thousand years. That was the amount of teaching experience in the room this morning at the annual convention of the National Retired Teachers Association. A couple hundred retired educators (that's the several thousand years part) and me (that'd be seven more.) I'm not worthy!
Jen sent me a quick message this morning: "Have fun charming the cute old ladies. You'll drive them crazy."
I think I did, and here's my evidence: I'm fairly certain one gal had her friend fake camera trouble so she could keep her arm around me for a little longer. :)
But it was a supportive and enthusiastic group, and I was honored to bring a new perspective and some stories from the front lines to these veterans. They sure appreciated it.
Together, we've touched over half a million lives! (Them, half a million; me, a wee bit over a thousand.)