I am in the Boise airport, waiting to board my flight home to California, after attending high school mock trial nationals with the Phillips Exeter mock trial team, which I coach.
I am, I must confess, tired and disappointed. You are not sure, as the weekend progress, how you have done, but we thought by the end of yesterday that we had won three trials and lost one. It turned out, when the results were released this morning, that we won only one trial and lost three. So instead of being, as we hoped, something like tenth in the nation, we were thirty-fourth. Disappointing.