“She cared about commas.” That’s what Cheryl’s husband has vowed to engrave on her headstone. It’s a good thing Cheryl cares about commas, and most other forms of punctuation and grammar, since her job at The Buzz is to edit stories in all the print magazines. Most of what she uses in this job she learned as a kid at St. Thomas’ Episcopal School in Meyerland. Also helpful were the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, plus a summer internship at The Galveston Daily News. After grad school, she worked as a feature writer for many years at The Houston Chronicle. There, she learned from irreverent veteran journalists, met business writer and future husband Greg Hassell, and wrote for feature sections from Lifestyle and Entertainment to Travel and Texas Magazine. Among other adventures, she went on a dinosaur dig in Texas, pushed cattle over a Colorado mountain, wore a whooping-crane disguise in Wisconsin, rode on the Wienermobile in the Art Car Parade, and pulled cactus needles from her hindquarters in Costa Rica. In addition to a fondness for commas and their varied uses, Cheryl’s likes include thorough reporting and daring writing, plus fencing with buddies, riding horses and watching roller derby with her daughter, reading science-fiction novels with her son, and listening to Greg play banjo with The Blenders.