I'm in Bonner Springs kansas at a LaQuinta Inn with my family after the MACE MTI conference, watching my kid swimming in the pool outside. My wonderful wife and I are in the air conditioned lobby but our line of sight is perfect. As I watch him scamper and play with friends he just met, I think about Classroom 2.0 and the online teacher community. Was it like this for you, that when you were a kid, you could make the "five minute"friend easily simply by virtue of having a pool in common. It seemed to me that once I grew up and started a job, I became isolated accidentally and ten or fifteen years flew by before I noticed. Like dating after a divorce, making new friends becomes foreign and scary and the opportunity can sometimes rarely present itself. To me Classroom 2.0 is a pool and I can make the five minute friend with a chance they will become life-long intellectual playmates.