I got to live deliberately by sharing a precious day with my daughter and one-and-a-half year old grandson doing the things one does with a curious, energetic bundle of energy. We played ball, arranged little people, built block towers and knocked them down, zoomed trucks, took a walk and held hands, threw pine cones in a hole, practiced new words, and snuggled while we read books.

When I got home, checked my emails, and read briefly about new a rule passed by North Carolina lawmakers that puts a gag order on doctors who need to know the chemical content of fracking contaminants in order to treat exposed patients, I decided not to change the trajectory of my happy heart and decided to address the ugly subject tomorrow.