Behind the scenes: Kevin's mother was very sick, and he spent countless hours in crisis-intervention mode, all the while carrying on for his family, the Globe and NEHJ. Here's to a great job done during extreme duress without a single complaint and ongoing good humor, despite the barbs he got for showing up late to rookie camp -- nature of the beast, I know -- but KPD handled it all like the pro he is.
Wow. . .
My sympathy for your loss, Kevin, and my complete respect for taking on so much. I hope you and your family can find comfort knowing your mother is at peace.