My recent foray into the world of student teaching entails taking more rides on the emotional roller coaster than I prefer. While I loved real roller coasters in my youth, I’ve never liked emotional roller coasters; they are too draining. And there was enough emotional drama in my youth to last several lifetimes so I prefer a slow, steady stroll in the park or a ride on the train around the amusement park over rapidly changing ups and downs. However, it looks like I need to fasten the bar low and tight across my lap and hold on for the ride since it seems to be a frequently occurring one that I have little, to no, control over, except for leaving the park and that is not an option. There is too much left to do!