Children, teens and fun-loving adults enjoy riding escalators. They walk up the down side and walk down the up side. Much to the chagrin of others, teens take two and three steps at a time bumping and pushing people.
The beautiful Muskoka community of Bracebridge, ON was my new home as I began my teaching career. The steep learning curve was daunting. Was I prepared? Was it even reasonable to expect I could succeed? My experience added to new meaning to “the proverbial fish out of water.”
Our house overlooked the water. As Dad peered through the window he noticed something strange taking place. A yacht was going around in circles in dangerously, shallow water. How had the sailor avoided the many rocky ledges and islands? Was he lost? Had he suffered a medical emergency? Was there even anybody in the yacht?