“Remember to play after every storm.”

-Mattie J.T. Stepanek

One of the highlights of my career was interviewing Mattie Stepanek, the charming, talented, young poet and peacemaker who had muscular dystrophy and passed away in 2004. His mother, Jeni, whom I also had the pleasure of interviewing, recently informed me about publication of her new book about Mattie’s life entitled “Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs,” with the foreword by Maya Angelou. You can find out more at the official Mattie Stepanek website.

Seems like a great antidote to yesterday’s horrific Fort Hood news.