Yesterday I had the chance to go dress shopping with my daughter for homecoming. Having never done this before, I was blown away at the lack of choices and the crowds of people fighting for dresses. We visited 9 stores and walked away empty handed. After asking for help online, some kind souls offered my daughter several dresses for free! What was orignally very disappointing turned out to be a great gesture of support from the community.

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.