I've spent the last year getting to know a darling little 19-year-old who works at my favorite coffee shop. She's funny, beautiful and, as I described her to a friend the other day, has "eyes that dance like fire."
She's just finishing our local two-year junior college, and applied to acceptance into various University of California campuses. I bought her flowers the day she heard back from UC Berkeley saying "yes."
She's majoring in English and I'd say she's going to do okay. Here's her article published this week in our local free paper.