From the editor: Odds and ends

The number 13, a saddle, bees, military veterans, a year of firsts and lasts, new leaders, cool students, tiny bubbles, cancer, supply chain management and Mom and Dad. Here I am again looking at a completely disconnected list of things that came across my desk this week challenging me to tie them all together in some sort of coherent fashion. All that’s missing is the kitchen sink. Well, that, and a decent idea.