HTE is Back!
It is so nice to be back. HTE is sorry for the interruption and any inconvenience it may have caused. I appreciated the emails and those of you who reached out, from strangers and from around the world. Wow. That meant a lot. Thank you.
Originally, I stopped because of something we ironically hear a lot about in the news, especially regarding kids: concussions.
One of my children got one while playing sports over the Thanksgiving break. What we expected to be a few weeks of healing became three months of missed school and care at home. A good primer on concussions is Dr. Robert Cantu’s book Concussions and Our Kids . Concussions and head trauma are serious. And the suffering and consequences are very real.
During this time, we were also devastated by the sudden passing of HTE World and Politics editor Lukas Haynes’ young daughter, Lulu. Lulu was 4 years old when she passed away from a sudden illness on January 18. At a tribute for her, Lukas recounted, “Lulu lived large–and the size of her life should not be measured in years. It was the size of her personality and how she truly made the most of every day that can inspire our lives.”
Lulu Haynes’ legacy continues to grow through a scholarship fund at her Pre-K, which has raised over $36,000 so far! It will provide the important opportunity of an early education to children who need it most. Donations can be made to MCPK Scholarship Fund, 49 Orange Rd., Montclair, NJ 07042.
Her family also recounted that as dinner table conversation sometimes headed toward the more alarming news of the day, Lulu would often say, “No sad stories!”
While that’s not always possible in the world of news, HTE will take that to heart and work hard to share news stories with you as inspirational as Lulu herself.
In the meantime, thank you for your patience while we took the time to deal with our own news.