I realized (with even more clarity) how much I adored your class and you as a teacher. I kept referring back to assignments you had given or something in your critiques that had helped me grow or expand. I was like a kid talking with pride and nostalgia about her mom's cooking. :) You created a combination of tough challenge (bootcamp tough at times!!!) and safety (warmth, positivity) that helped me grow as a writer and writer-reader in ways I could not imagine. I am truly grateful for your leadership, holding, prodding, gentle pushing, and teaching.