On September 30, 2015, Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted us thus:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about returning home.
Here is what I came up with:
A New Credential
With summer’s recent springing, I applied for a new credential: MMA media.
Traveling halfway across the Golden state, I walked onto my fresh campus for the evening, knighted myself in a lanyard, and shuffled to my cage side seat. Cold steel and rubberized matting smelled nothing like a classroom.
From the opening bell to the final bout, with no recesses, I presented the evening’s action to those tuned in, targeting a championship-caliber performance.
Returning home, I realized a link between teaching and media: a thinned pocketbook, audience engagement, a passion for participation, and a refusal to be intimidated.
Click the link below for a recap of the evening: