The beaming beauty on the right is my sisterfriend Adriane; the handsome young man on the left, her son Noah at his high school graduation in Oakland. It’s been a long road from single parenting on the East Coast to marriage to a lovely guy, another great son and a nursing degree on the West. You did it, Adriane, you got him through! Congratulations sweet Noah, I’m proud of you. I’m inspired by you both.