Fighting the good fight

by Nancy Colasurdo on December 28, 2012

Over two and a half years ago when I wrote a column about Kevin O’Sullivan’s Life in the Union Tradition, I never dreamed it would become something of a eulogy. But when he died in March, it was quoted and passed around a lot and I was gratified if stunned by the sadness of it.

In my last column of 2012, I bring an update that serves as something of a salve. At least I hope so. It was therapeutic for me to write, as Kevin became a close friend after that initial column. This one is about the fight that continues to be fought in his name, the meaningful action he has left behind.

I love you, Kevin. Thanks for showing us all a little something about how to live.

Today’s Game Plan: Legacy With a Universal Message

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane Gunn Miles December 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Nancy thank you for so beautifully capturing my cousin and sharing with everyone. He was the love of so many lives and so many tears have fallen since he left us too soon. For years we enjoyed that exuberant spark, that endless passion and that devilish/delightful humor as though it was ours to cherish and revel in forever, never dreaming that that force of life could leave before we did. It is heartwarming to hear how much he contributed and how he touched and inspired so many lives. That is more than anyone can hope to achieve in a lifetime.

Nancy Colasurdo December 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Your response brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for writing, Diane. I miss him every day.


Lisa O'Sullivan December 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Have no doubt in the existence of angels….and that Kevin is one of them…I, like many that loved him, am constantly touched by Kevin and his exceptionally strong electrical presence…he continues to love and inspire us all. It seems that you yourself are such an inspirational person…You were instrumental in guiding Kevin down a new path in life..I’m so grateful that your paths crossed…even for such a brief moment in time. He referred to you as a soul connection…you are fortunate if you experience that once in a lifetime. Wishing you peace, good health and every happiness in the new year ahead. As Kevin would say – God Bless.

Nancy Colasurdo December 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Thank you, Lisa. Your words touch me so. And I mean all of them. Happy New Year to you, too.


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