|I'm with you, Russell|
I also thank Lori for her support of my writing and the opportunities it presented over the years (remember that bizarre speed-shmoozing session at that one dinner?).
But where, you ask, is Lori headed next? Whose lives will she impact for the better?
It just so happens you may have seen Starbucks promoting this book recently:
When Lori told me she was off to work for Bryan Stevenson's organization, I was amazed. I'd just read the book, by chance, and been blown away by what Equal Justice Initiative had been doing in Alabama. Those folks are walking the talk, people, and now Lori is joining forces and bringing her gifts for relationship and organization and community-building. A win-win. Sniff...
If we take a six-degrees-of-separation stance to doing good in the world, at least we can comfort ourselves that, in all our vegetable- and meat- and cheese- and fancy-prepared-food-buying, we have supported Lori (and our farming and food community), who will now support Bryan Stevenson, who works to represent victims of injustice in our prison system. Yay, us! (Kidding.)
But, in all seriousness, our gratitude goes out to you, Lori. Thank you for all you have done for our city, our health, our farmers' well-being, and our general quality of life. You are a miracle and we will miss you.
|(And thank you, Getty Images)|
(P.S. The Market goes on, of course, and I will get a pic of our new director in days to come. After I get done weeping inconsolably.)