I have been pretty torn up this week. I had a close family member pass away this week, someone who over the years I had felt myself growing distant from. I had never intended it to happen, but I let myself get so caught up in the world of work and just life in general that we got further and further apart. Now it's too late to undo it, but I had to write this to help clear my conscience. It is not Pulitzer material by any means, but it made me feel better writing it. I hope that all of you can find something in it that touches your heart.