If you read the comments on this blog, you see that I have a blogging circle of wonderful former students. Julie, Joy, and Jenn are all dear friends of mine and of each other, all former Colonnade folks. Julie and Jenn were editors; Joy married a former editor and was one of the best section editors ever. (The Colonnade is the student newspaper at GCSU, and I advised it from 1996 to 2003.)
I made a comment a couple of days ago about how I saw some "fave alums" Friday, Mallery and Tyler. This started a competitive ribbing of "who is your favest fave" alum. It has kept me laughing all weekend.
So to my blogging circle of fave alumnae Julie, Joy, and Jenn: Actually, you're not at the top of the fave list. You've transcended that list to another list entirely. You're more than faves -- you're FAMILY. As a professor, I learned so much from all of you, and as your former professor, I am inspired by all you've become. I'm proud you choose to keep me in your lives.
And that list? It's short and very selective. Yes, JP is on it, too.
Much love, period.