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I cannot believe I'm here. I have not slept in weeks. Neil and I were sitting there comparing how little we've slept in anticipation for this. I've never been so nervous — and I do this when I'm nervous, I just realized.
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Back in aboutI was living in Brooklyn, I was trying to finish my first book, I was wandering around dazed every day because I wrote from 12 a. So I would walk around in a daze during the day.
I had no mental acuity to speak of during the day, but I had flexible hours. In the Brooklyn neighborhood that I lived in, Park Slope, there are a lot of writers — it's like a very high per capita ratio of writers to normal people. Meanwhile, I had grown up around a lot of teachers.
My mom was a teacher, my sister became a teacher and after college so many of my friends went into teaching. And so I was always hearing them talk about their lives and how inspiring they were, and they were really sort of the most hard-working and constantly inspiring people I knew.
But I knew so many of the things they were up against, so many of the struggles they were dealing with. And one of them was that so many of my friends that were teaching in city schools were having trouble with their students keeping up at grade level, in their reading and writing in particular.
Now, so many of these students had come from households where English isn't spoken in the home, where a lot of them have different special needs, learning disabilities. And of course they're working in schools which sometimes and very often are under-funded.
And so they would talk to me about this and say, "You know, what we really need is just more people, more bodies, more one-on-one attention, more hours, more expertise from people that have skills in English and can work with these students one-on-one. This can lead up to, students a day.
How can we possibly give each student even one hour a week of one-on-one attention? And so we started talking about this.
And at the same time, I thought about this massive group of people I knew: All these people that had sort of flexible daily hours and an interest in the English word — I hope to have an interest in the English language, but I'm not speaking it well right now.
That clock has got me. But everyone that I knew had an interest in the primacy of the written word in terms of nurturing a democracy, nurturing an enlightened life.
And so they had, you know, their time and their interest, but at the same time there wasn't a conduit that I knew of in my community to bring these two communities together. So when I moved back to San Francisco, we rented this building. And the idea was to put McSweeney's — McSweeney's Quarterly, that we published twice or three times a year, and a few other magazines — we were going to move it into an office for the first time.
It used to be in my kitchen in Brooklyn. We were going to move it into an office, and we were going to actually share space with a tutoring center.
So we thought, "We'll have all these writers and editors and everybody — sort of a writing community — coming into the office every day anyway, why don't we just open up the front of the building for students to come in there after school, get extra help on their written homework, so you have basically no border between these two communities?
You give those hours in the afternoon to the students in the neighborhood. So, we had this place, we rented it, the landlord was all for it.
We did this mural, that's a Chris Ware mural, that basically explains the entire history of the printed word, in mural form — it takes a long time to digest and you have to stand in the middle of the road.
So we rented this space. And everything was great except the landlord said, "Well, the space is zoned for retail; you have to come up with something.Click what year you are studying Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Day Math.
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