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Mutual Mentoring

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March 12, 2023 at 4:49 p.m.
Baby eagle
Baby eagle

...by John W. Sweazey

Mutual Mentoring

wrapped in the down of age,
the down of youth like a baby eagle,
looking to be fed.
Feed all and you will be fed.

John W. Sweazey retired Emeritus from the University of Washington at fifty, having mentored a number of students, his baby eagles, many who visited at his home, many who ate there, and a few who were welcomed to use sleeping bags/yoga mats/couches in the living room. PS Many continued to visit after his retirement.

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