'Michael' left us yesterday.
As a volunteer firefighter and Game Commission officer as well, Dr. Dryer's commitment to service extended above what American society seems to think is a citizen's call to duty these days. His passing and legacy were something that touched us beyond the normal measure.
One way I put situations into perspective is to view them as if I or my family was inserted into them and ask myself how would I react...how would I feel...etc. It is a very sobering way of corralling my emotions.