....other than wanting to be a full-time potter:
My old pal and neighbor Lis asks:
"Can I ask why you no longer teach special ed?"
and I reply:
"I retired from teaching when I was 31. I taught English skills and pottery to very wealthy high school students, plus coaching, yearbook and all the rest. I was a good teacher, but we were at a boarding school, 24/7 with the kids, and I wanted to be a potter. I hated our headmaster too, and from what we heard, he ended up having a Spitzer/Clinton moment with the school's director of development the year after we left! (complete with heart attack on the toilet of a hotel room in San Diego.....quite sordid, but served the bastard right) If he hadn't been such a jerk I would be teaching still!
Don't miss it, though.