Communication Builds Community
by Kelly Bawden
It’s mid-September. After a summer that sometimes felt like we were living on the surface of the sun, cool grey days are popping up in the Portlandia forecast with increasing frequency, signaling to one and all that it’s probably safe to haul the box fan out to the garage, and to grab the space heater while you’re out there. I’ve spent my entire life either in school or working in schools, so the rumbling return of those yellow busses down my street always makes my heart flutter a bit with the excitement (and apprehension) of the start of something new . . .