My father craves sports and language, my mother fairness and justice. I write to honor them.

My wife has the planet's warmest heart. Every stranger is an opportunity to engage and learn. I write to honor her.

My two children have grown up keenly aware of what’s wrong in their world, and how they might go about making it right. I write to honor them.

My colleagues at the Tulsa World and in print journalism stand tall and proud as their industry is chopped down around them. I write to honor them.

You give me your attention, your interest and occasionally your feedback. We enhance our community that way. It is better informed and understood as a result.

Always, I write to honor you.

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