My love to you, Samaria ["For Tamir," November 2015]. I will always stand with you and Tamir. Thank you for sharing this incredibly personal and beautiful piece.
I am so proud of Bry ["We Got Next," November 2015]! She was one of my favorite students at Pine Street Elementary School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The best is yet to come. Keep up the good work, Bry!
[At the 2015 Best of Cleveland Party] I danced so hard I ached — all while I was dressed like a troll. But of all the people I met, Lilly stood out. She has worked at [Public Hall] for 26 years. While hundreds of people partied their asses off, she sat quietly by exterior doors so that partiers and vendors who needed a smoke or fresh air could get back in. Here's to you, Lilly. The world would be a better place if there were more real sweethearts like you.