Winter is coming to a close – cold mornings bring snow, all to be washed away by after noon rain, and then draped in snow once again as the sun sets. This transition from winter to spring is often marked by potholed streets edged with slopes of dirty snow, but you can still find some winter-chilled character in landscapes and the people who are interacting with it.
I had the amazing pleasure to work with Andrew Hackett this past weekend. Andrew is half of a power couple (The other half being Carol Briney) who have started a new organization that helps at-risk children and their families. An amazing and personable person with an equally awe-inspiring history, Andrew has a lot of personal-life experience that he uses to reach kids and adults who would be otherwise unreachable.
Woke up (extra) early this morning and headed out to watch the Soapbox Derby Championships in Akron, Oh. It was cool with nearly complete cloud cover, but that didn’t stop the kids from racing down the track and some pretty impressive speeds. Also impressive were the number of photographers roaming through the crowd. It was cool to see that many people out support such a cool, old-school sport.