As an Art Instructor for Elena Houlihan's Black Street Garden Project, I had the good fortune to work with a group of spirited young men, doing community service. I believe doing art really changed them. One young man said to me, "Wow! I never thought it would be a woman, that would teach me how to use a hammer." That was one of the weird and the wonderful moments that permeated one of the most fulfilling assignments in my salvage career.