The Integrating Year is in the second week of its fall Learning Circle. Barbara Hansen is in attendance, which means so is her glass jar in a blue sock. Inside the jar – a bluish, greenish, brownish concoction. Barbara has been made her own smoothies at every learning circle since her Leadership Development Module in 2009, so why would she stop now? Her smoothies contain fruit, vegetables, yogurt, sometimes hemp seed, sometimes flax, sometimes nuts, etc., and she says they help her stay awake in the afternoons; an important consideration given the intensity of a learning circle! The sock helps protect the glass from breaking and protects the contents of her backpack from condensation when she pulls her afternoon pick-me-up out of the fridge.