TEACHING IS A GIFT, a very special gift. I believe it is a part of a person’s DNA. There are a lot of very smart people who cannot teach because they lack this genetic part of their DNA profile. These people make great doctors, business leaders, lawyers, carpenters, etc., but not teachers. Teachers are people who can create magic and excitement in the lives of children, making them want to learn. Once a child wants to learn, a teacher’s job is almost over. I taught in the inner-city. Inner-city teachers go where most teachers do not want to go. However, I loved every day. This book, with just a few exceptions, is a true story of my journey. I couldn’t make up stories this good, this funny, or this sad. So, follow me to the other side.