Why I Do the Work I Do

November 30, 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the death of my grandmother, Charlotte Louise Guy, who tragically fell victim to a confluence of mitigating circumstances that resulted in her death: a 17-year old girl, who’d just learned on the column downshifting of her family’s GMC pickup; a residential street with a short length of narrow sidewalk that was overgrown by and obstructed with a lengthy hedgerow…; the first snow of winter in Springfield, Illinois; and the improper schooling many of us once received as to how to walk...

read more