So, I have been overwhelmed this evening with an out pouring of kindness. Not only did I have several members of an on-line community encourage me as I struggled to finish my last major individual paper, I was the recipient of extended kindness by a friend who was exhausted and tired after teaching all day (along with all the other struggles that teachers face). This friend took my 3 page, single-spaced paper, and read and edited it for me. This friend, along with my wife, father, and other's have made it possible for me to survive. You will never know how much I appreciated that (well, you won't unless you read this blog post...)
I couldn't have done this without all of you...YES YOU, you know who you are!