My school read I Am Malala for our common reading program, and Shiza Shahid, the founder of The Malala Fund, was the campus keynote speaker. After her excellent speech on Monday night (she is the most accomplished 25-year-old I have ever met), she spoke to about 50 public speaking students and my criticism students Tuesday morning, and I moderated that event, which was awesome. Then I made her take a picture with me because I am a dork.
Speaking of awkward pictures, Jack, first grade:
Predictably, pumpkin carving was a mess of screaming and knives, and all the boys carved their own. Dorothy didn't really know what the hell was happening, and Ben and I decided to wait until everyone was in bed and we were having wine to carve ours.