No idea what’s coming, and that’s fine

One of the proudest moments of my teaching career happened recently, when a student needed to borrow a book I gave her freshman year for her senior quote.

She said I had given her the book to read because she had finished her work and in it was a quote that stuck with her.

The book was “Dances with Trout,” by John Gierach. How does that happen, right? A non-fly fishing freshman is impacted by the words of an old angler in Colorado who admittedly titled his book after the Kevin Costner movie, “Dances with Wolves.”


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