I was too busy to post on my college blog yesterday because I was struggling with a semi-broken oven as I tried to cook a 22-pound turkey, a pumpkin praline pie (my husband’s favorite), blueberry pie (my son’s favorite) and lots more with low heat. An hour after I put the turkey in the oven it was still pinkish. Oh well, the late dinner tasted great.
As I am still in vacation mode up here in the San Francisco Bay area with family, I wanted to share a higher-ed Thanksgiving story that I saw in The Washington Post. The story is about Mario Rocha, who spent 10 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of a teenager in a gang-riddled part of Los Angeles. Mario’s talent for writing emerged in prison and it caught the eye of a nun, who ended up finding a prominent law firm to look into his case. His plight was the subject of a documentary called Mario’s Story.
Here is the higher-ed part, Mario is now a 30-year-old freshman at George Washington University. It’s a great story to read during this Thanksgiving holiday.