I’m back, but I don’t yet feel fully here. It’s startling, how off-kilter it’s left me feeling to lose my dad, even though it was expected. At one point during my long weekend of being with family and remembering him, I asked my little brother why I was so exhausted. His answer: Grief. Grief is exhausting. He always was a smart kid. Thanks to all of you for your condolences and well-wishes.
Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.