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