The most important lesson I've learned while working in Special Ed, and generally, from people, is this: Any act, any intention–clear or otherwise–any shouting or yelling or crying or hitting with all the summoned hatred that a person can have–directed or indirect (or wild, wild fear)–if it’s mean or nice or you don’t know what to make of it–any eye contact (or lack of it) or a quick glance away–any pointing or spitting or falling to the floor or refusal or quick smile–any thing that is done is an attempt to communicate a need. Pause.
Pause is important, now stop: hammer time.
Huge Giants fan. Love running. Love boardgames. And, yeah, I like hiking and traveling, too. Duuuuuuuuh.
Also, I can get lower than you on the dance floor.