This was the room I taught in last week while I was the Writer-in-Residence at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York. Pretty amazing, huh? Aside from great karma, the room had unbelievably comfortable chairs and wonderful windows that let in the natural light. My students had a range of experience and interests. We saw some time travel. A little boy who was in love with hummingbirds. And a school play about President McKinley. For two hours each day we talked about writing, experimented with brainstorming and looked at texts. I can't think of a better way to spend the week. And I can't think of a better place to spend it. Symphony every night, runs along the water's edge, lectures all over the grounds. Wonderful!