are several writers whose work has inspired me; several people who have
influenced and encouraged my writing. However, there are only a select few who I
can credit for creating me, creating this love of writing within me. I honored
Ray Bradbury last week. This week, I honor Mr. Joseph, my sixth grade teacher.
In the summer of 1982, Mr. Joseph took myself and two other students on a cross country road trip. The trip included a hike that spanned the Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia portions of the Appalachian Trail.