Jason Fleigel walked into Lerner Newspapers as a part-time telephone subscription solicitor. That didn't work out very well, but many more important things happened along the way. I gained a great friend.
We've been through rough work situations, bad relationships, the loss of parents and much more. I've seen JayHawk grow from a bit of rough-edged teenager to an accomplished adult. I have seen him experience wonderful happiness with his wife Heather. I was proud to be a part of their union.
I am sure the happy couple will celebrate Jason's birthday. I am certain his many other friends will send him well wishes. I'll send my greeting to him later when he is awake.
For now (and forever I suppose), let this stand as my birthday wish for my great friend. Happy birthday JayHawk! Whoop it up, buddy. You deserve it.
Jason Fleigel and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2015.