by Ken Sharp
They say “When God closes a door, he opens a window.” In John Green’s case, the door wasn’t merely closed, it was burned down — as was everything he owned when fire consumed his Coenymans, New York lumber business. But Green, to his credit, saw an opening of a window. He moved to Nyack, New York and started over. window that opened brought him to Nyack, where he started over. One has to imagine that he experienced some trepidation on that journey, or at least some uncertainty about the unknown. Still, he moved forward and embarked on a great adventure, full of potential risks and rewards. In Nyack, he saw a future bright with possibility and opportunity — he became a laborer, lumberman, entrepreneur, and community leader — and he ended up putting this village on the map.