Here is one of my favourite pictures of my mother, Luci. I use her as an example when I talk to my students about being a life-long, autonomous learner. Luci has the tenacity of a pitt bull and will spend HOURS trying to find the answer to a question before asking me for help. She gets excited about what she learns and is always ready for more. The laptop was her Christmas gift for 2010. Yesterday she learned how to text on her (very outdated) LG cell phone. She is always willing to be my guinea pig when I need to test run something. Last year she skyped into one of my classes and my students asked her about her new laptop adventures. Luci rocks!