2016 was a painful year.
January brought the passing of David Bowie, and then it all sort of went downhill from there. We recoiled at the passing of Prince, Muhammad Ali, Pat Summit, Elie Wiesel, and the guy who played R2-D2. These deaths, albeit painful, also gave us a chance to reconnect, reflect, and rejoice in their brilliant gifts of culture and humanity.
But, to be honest, my most staggering loss was two dear friends from graduate school.