"My father made me laugh, and now I have a problem"

Sportswriter Sally Jenkins eulogizes her late father, famed sportswriter Dan Jenkins.

He preferred brevity, loathed false sentiment, prized candor and humor above all character traits and was a free speech absolutist. Privately, he was a lenient, adoring and adored man. As great a writer as he was, I don’t know that you can say anything higher about a guy than that his children preferred his company to all others and his approval to all the credit in the world. I was so lucky to be his.