I’m headed up to San Francisco today to talk to the great folks at the 826 Valencia writing project. The goal of the 826 project (they’re also in New York, DC, etc etc) is to build the writing skills of kids ages 6 to 18. I’l pause for a minute while you pop over and look at their site, here.
No, really, go take a look. Because in the header, you’ll see this fellow helping a kid write:
And over on the sidebar, you’ll see a thing called the Pirate Supply Store.
That’s right: the theme of the San Francisco store is pirates.
Now you see why I’m so excited to go up to SF today and watch the kids write?