About a year-and-a-half ago, Mindy Weaver-Flask and I took a graduate class together in Indianapolis. She is a mother, a wife, a writer, a high-school-English teacher, and also manages to run her own business: Women Writing for a Change. Upon meeting her, it was apparent that she is the kind of person to move beyond pleasantries and get to someone’s heart. I appreciated that in her, and we have since become friends. Here is the transcript of a conversation we had.