We're heading into the last month of summer, which doesn't seem possible to me. This year has been turned on its head in so many ways, and my concept of time has become a little convoluted. Many are getting ready to start their children in what looks to be a very different school year. My wife and I have our own kindergartner this year (What a year to begin our school experience!), and we're faced with the same struggles as many of you. At the end of the day, what is important to me is that I instill in my children a love of learning - no matter how that is happening. Every day, without exception, I learn something new, and I am constantly looking for ways to learn more. I think it is important for me on a professional level, but, even more so, personally. I think it makes us better citizens, better neighbors, better people. Because of its challenges, I think this year offers so much potential for growth and learning. Don't waste the opportunity! As my favorite author, David McCullough, wrote: "We learn much by tribulation, and by adversity our hearts are made better." See you soon!
Dr. Jose A. Gil