Tice Family News & Notes
Yes, it's true. After being a full-time homemaker, Susie has gone back to work as a family law lawyer at JLO Law in downtown St. Paul. JLO Law is planning a move to Woodbury, so she will be working only about a mile from home! After years of driving to Stillwater, about 12 miles, this will be a welcome change. Now we are watching the new offices being built, and we remain ever optimistic that she will be able to build a thriving practice in the years ahead. Susie is a volunteer mentor to a young University of St. Thomas law student.
When Will turned 12 this year, we all decided it was time for him to get his ham radio license. He has been volunteering at Courage Center's Handiham System, running the high-speed tape duplicators to produce audio for the blind. Will went to Handiham Radio Camp, a camp session for people with disabilities, which is run by Pat every year in late August. He made several new friends at camp and took the ham radio licensing class while continuing to volunteer with many camp duties through the week.
But all those years of experience mean doing the same stuff better, right? And when Pat reviewed his job description and rewrote it after over ten years at Courage Center, it was surprising to see that he really wasn't doing the same stuff at all, at least not in the same old ways. Now Pat writes and maintains the massive www.handiham.org website, teaches computer technology at Radio Camp, and teaches online. Good heavens, it's still the same mission, to share technology education with people who have disabilities, but what a difference in the way it is done from only 10 years ago, when the office didn't even own a computer! "I love my work!", says Pat, "Ham radio and computers... they actually pay me to have fun!"
Hope you are having fun too, and accomplishing good stuff, in all you do.
All the best to you & yours for a wonderful, safe and happy 2002, from the Tice's.