Here's a column a did with Father's Day in mind. I cried a little as I wrote it, which I didn't expect. It was one of those things that changed directions on me.
I think remembering that drive hit me in a different way because while my own father isn't at the place where my grandfather was yet, he has aged in the last few years. The melanoma and the heart issues have taken their toll. And I don't know. It's hard for him and, frankly, hard for the people who love him.
Conference is going well. One of the unexpected pleasures of having done WIFYR for so many years is that I run into old students during the week. Their dedication and willingness to learn always inspires me.
Plus they're just a lot of fun.