| Yesterday I learned of the unfortunate and untimely death of my cousin and my friend Friedrich. There are no words to describe the utter grief that I am feeling right now, and I cannot possibly imagine the shock and sorrow that has been thrust on the community as well.
I will always remember fondly the experiences he and I had playing in various rock bands, sports teams, and hanging out together. It is true that he was taken from us too soon. It is my firm belief that bad things that happen to good people serve a greater good, and Friedrich\'s death will, I believe, teach us all something if we only let ourselves be taught. Right now, we all are trudging through the mourning process, but with support from friends and family, I think we can find ourselves whole again.