A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

George Van Grieken of Napa, California

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This Dog Belonging to a Boarding School Teacher Taught a Few Lessons of His Own

Forty years ago, when I taught eighth grade at a boarding school in California, the headmaster somehow ended up with three German Shepherd puppies. He asked me to take care of one. And so it was that a subsequent piece of my education began.