For the past 13 years most of you had daily family conversations at the dinner table. In your earlier school years my guess is that many of you were brimming with information about your school day that you couldn't wait to share with your parents. However, I suspect that during your adolescent years these conversations might have gone like this: Loving, solicitous Parent: "How was school today dear?" Distracted and perhaps annoyed Child, "Fine." Your parents would then earnestly follow up with the question: "What did you learn in school today?" In an effort to forestall this line of questioning, you may have sometimes responded "Nothing."