: This story is meaningful to my family because it combines the shared grief of losing our father, our new-kind-of-normal without him and our ability to laugh, even while grieving.
: This young man is a reminder of why I became a teacher.
: My oldest daughter is soon leaving for Cleveland, Ohio to begin her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse. She is "officially" leaving the nest and so this story of how she is becoming a grown woman is a current favorite. I have confidence in her ability to start her new adventures in life.
: As a single parent I am grateful for all the people in our surrounding community of Danville who have played an important role in the lives of my children: coaches, teachers, friends' parents as well as their dad and myself. Here is my humbling, grateful attempt at saying thank you to them all.
: I believe in love. I believe in marriage. And yet I find myself somehow divorced and a mentor to those currently in the throes of ending their marriage and beginning anew. I've got a few words of advice ...