“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

A ladder up from somewhere dark and undesirable
The writer and her father, Robert Sampson, who died on Dec. 20.

Suddenly, this week, it fell on us to write the obituary of one of our own.

“You got that wrong, bub”

All this on the eve of the Steelers-Broncos playoff game!

The Star Family
Russell Drumm writing aboard the U.S.C.G. Barque Eagle in 1996 Doug Kuntz

They are as different as different can be

Normally the dawn routine is dictated to me by Leo, the house-pig

The school that’s out-Hoosiered the Hoosiers for more than a generation

How can someone see firsthand the refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and not shatter into pieces?
A refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Joanne Pilgrim