RAVE to my 83-year-old Zoom ESL student. Your determination and ongoing good humor in the face of your challenges and frustrations inspires me these days when it can be so tempting for me to lose focus and slack off. You’re my hero!

RANT for the general ignorance spawned by our highly commercialized society. Friends were looking at me as though I had lost my mind when I was describing how I attempted to sprout marshmallow seeds. I finally had to let them know that marshmallow was a plant long before it was a confection. In fact, it was a throat soothing lozenge made with an extract of the marshmallow root long before it became a confection without even a hint of real marshmallow. So, this is the information age?