RE: Congratulations, Jane
I just went to the site and watched the video.
I am deeply moved. I am joyful that Jane has found this way of being at this point of her life. The video caught so much of the quality of her person (I talk this way; I worked with nuns for six years) that my son and I saw when Jane and Michael were in Cincinnati last year. (As we went from the theatre to the book-signing venue, Ian hurried up to walk next to the man and woman who had found his favorite restaurant, Mrs. Rowe's, for us; Jane looked down and just laid a hand on his head as he walked next to her. It was very sweet; I got a little teary. But then, I still tear up at the end of "The Wizard of Oz.")
I have been married for 18 years to a pediatric critical care burn nurse. To help, to reach out, to comfort, to be present at the worst moments of life is a special calling. I think we should all be proud to be associated with the work -- albeit a very different kind of work -- of Jane Stern. She makes us proud to be Roadfoodies.