I suppose like others, I have been affected by Beau Biden’s death—and really, by the love that surrounded him. In my usual fashion, I have linked the events to writing—and to me. We know that love is the link to life. It’s how flowers grow, the way the moon shines. And its absence is what causes crime.
If we can help our students know through writing what love is, we will have taught them what we need to learn ourselves.