I came back to work after an laughter filled holiday weekend at home only to get the call that I would be making a return journey this weekend – but this trip will be much more somber. Earlier this week my grandfather left the world after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. He was a man of passion and dreams. His small town roots never held him down as he risked his life in the air force and graduated college with his doctorate. He encouraged all of his grandchildren to believe in themselves and cherish their education. We will miss you, grandpa.