We received a copy of the brand new Student Transportation Handbook for the Hudson City Schools. I casually leafed through it while drinking a cup of coffee… nothing new. No eating on the bus. Remain seated. No too loud. All the usual rules. I place the booklet on the table and resume my caffeination. I glance at the back cover…. and see some child in a green shirt. Actually, it’s the shirt I noticed first. It’s one of my favorite colors, sort of a Granny Smith apple green. I have a couple of shirts that color, and so does my daughter. When I see that color, I just buy it. I look at the child’s face… it’s MIRANDA! Looking beautiful, but with just a tinge of glum. I can totally read her face. It’s the initial delight of, “Oh, someone with a big fancy camera is taking my picture!” mixed with a bit of, “OMG… I’m on the BUS!” She HATES the bus with a passion! Truly, at least 80% of the time, she begs me to drive her in. Ha ha…if they only knew.