A revision of my words and my approach. [updated]
On captivity, freedom, forgiveness, and beating that second eviction. 
To Rich Froning, who (through opportunity) helped us beat a surprise eviction.
Forgiveness is uncommon these days. Few ask for it and even fewer receive it. You asked and you received; both of our lives will be better for it. 
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Two letter sent, two letters published.
To "Sharon" for her son. Lesson: there are limits to the pain that others are willing to endure for our own comfort. 
To Lindsey Brooks Smith, my wife. Lesson: Fix what’s broken before it breaks those around you. 
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Not every conference room has a Michelle, the ones that do should consider themselves fortunate. Lesson: one simple gesture can have a compounding…
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Lesson: parenthood isn’t a given, good parenthood is even rarer. If you are privileged to have it, don’t waste it on ego, selfishness, and the rest.
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But this time, I had no Claire.
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To Claire Williams by way of her surviving children. Lesson: if someone lifts you up, you owe it to do the same for others. 
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To Jake Thompson, Founder of Compete Every Day, here is how you saved my life. 
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