3. On Monday, I got to spend time with my mother and all six of my siblings as we supported each other in our grief over the death of our cousin, Don Baird. Don was more a brother than a cousin; and I thank God for the blessing of his life. He was a loving relative and a positive contributor to our world. He will be greatly missed. You can read what has been written about Don recently here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here.
7. I have found time to read blogs and write a little this week.