"Are you encouraged to spend time ... reflecting on what you're learning?"Here's the back story. One day in 1996, I was paying for my purchases at Cokesbury Bookstore in Knoxville. While the clerk was ringing up my books, I picked up the one on display near the cash register:
The Deep End of the Ocean, a new novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard, was about family torn apart when the youngest son was kidnapped. Nine years later a young boy knocked on the door and asked the mother if she needed the lawn mowed. She suspected he was her missing son.
After her mother died, Donna (AuntyDon) sold their house and moved to Chattanooga. We opened a bookstore together in 2004 and named it Book Buddies, after the online group of friends. Donna and I met Mary last year when she visited her daughter, who lives in a Chattanooga suburb, and the three of us walked a labyrinth together.
|Donna, Bonnie, and Mary in 2012|
All that to explain why I say "Yes" to Wheatley's question. Yes, I am willing to make (or reclaim) time to think. This blog is testimony to my answer. See also my profile, which says, "I read to explore ideas." Yep, I'm all for thinking about stuff.
How would you answer Wheatley's question, "Am I willing to reclaim time to think?"