The gentleman pictured above is my younger brother. I didn't just love him because he was family, but because he was a wonderful person and it was a lot of fun just to be around him. He died Thursday morning.
I tell you this not to get sympathy, but to let you know I am a bit out of sorts -- and blogging may be a bit sporadic for a few days. I know most of you will understand.
P.S. -- If you've read this blog for long, then you'll know I am an atheist (and have been for a long time). While I appreciate kind thoughts and words, please don't send me any prayers or tell me he's in a better place. That would be offensive.