Education continued as we spent June in Friesland basking in Ted's relatives' hospitality, my first and only time outside North America. Branching out from art to teaching reading and writing I commuted weekly to SUNY Oswego, tutored and subbed at East Palmyra Christian. We were eager to grow our family by adoption; the social worker mentioned hard-to-place children. What? Who? Why? Handicapped, black or biracial and/or those more than a year old. On Rhonda's second birthday we brought her home, my life's best and most divinely directed decision.