December 20, 2012 Secret of Adulthood: When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Appears. Further Secrets of Adulthood: Have you ever had an experience when a teacher appeared, when you needed one? I find this to be almost uncannily true. Also ... What's your favorite Christmas picture book? I had fun writing about my favorite for the New York Times Motherlode blog. Can you guess it? One hint: the sense of smell. Tags: learning readiness Secrets of Adulthood teacher Zen 16 Comments Other posts you might be interested in . . . Agree, Disagree? Outer Order Contributes to Inner Calm. Secrets of Adulthood: “__ Is a Good Servant But a Bad Master.” Fill in the Blank. 5 Reasons Why Going to a Podcasting Conference Made Me Happier. Secrets of Adulthood: Remember to Go Outside.