"I just need to figure out what’s enough."
"How do you do that?"
"Not sure. That’s why I’m in therapy."

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Why’s that?"
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

Seen at Lincoln Center

Seen in Washington Square Park.

"I’m happier than a pig in shit."

"Basketball got me out of trouble, and in trouble."
"How do you mean?"
"It kept me off the streets, but it also kept me from focusing on school."

This was so funny. I was walking home last night, when I noticed someone waving at me from the window of a cab. The cab was stopped at a red light, so I walked up to the window to say ‘hello.’ It was a mother and daughter.
"I just wanted to say ‘hi,’ said the daughter, timidly. I reached in and shook her hand. Meanwhile, the mother was frantically pulling cash out of her purse and handing it to the driver.
"She’s shy!" said the mother. "But I’m not! My daughter loves your website, and we’re getting out of this cab right now so we can talk to you!"

"For the longest time, I was so focused on being deaf in my left ear, that I almost forgot my other ear was perfectly fine."

"What’s your greatest fear?"
"Dying before I’ve gotten out of The Matrix."

"Why do you have a sword?"
"Because I’m a knight."

"I probably shouldn’t talk about my girlfriend. She’d get pretty upset."

"The best thing my father ever did for me was choose my godfather."

"I’m going to puppet class."
"I didn’t know there were puppet classes."
"I didn’t either. Until I googled it."

"I’m having problem with job. They want to see papers."

"What do you want most for her?"
"Before you ask that, you must know what we want for ourselves. Sure we want her to be happy. And to be successful. But for us, above all, it is about serving God."

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