WHEN ONE LISTENS and observes, one tends to notice things and learn.

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THE PRESENT PRESENTS some unique challenges.

I know the above sentence is an understatement, with coronavirus uncertainty and all of the other uncertain things in the world these days.

Today was the kind of news day which makes me breathe a sigh of relief I didn’t have to cover it, just because newsrooms were probably even busier than normal.

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SOME YEARS AGO, I was asked to help a kid tell his story.

I met him and his mom.

We talked for a while on a wooden bench in a breezeway by the front door of his school.

It didn’t take long for me to realize he was wise beyond his years.

Wisdom served him well, because he had to adjust to adolescence and deal with something far from most adolescent minds.

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