So, my once-every-year-or-so blog post. I am still doing most of the same practice areas. I am scheduled to go to a CLE (continuing legal education) on my mediation certification in October. I am helping as many people as i can, and i am feeding my family. Today, though, was not a fun day. Mr. Ross B. Gray and I were law students together for the two years our education overlapped and were law partners for 10 years. We had his funeral this morning. He was exactly 29 days younger than i am. At his death he was 42 years old. This is wrong and unfair....but cancer doesn't care. It was a 8 month slide from initial onset of noticable symptoms. I did one of the eulogies and got through it--though it was tough. I am glad I did it, though. He loved the law and loved the fight up to the last and am glad that the cancer took his body without taking his mind. He will be missed. I knew him for 19 years. Much as i always loved him (in the brotherly christian sense) and only sometimes hated him, I have a real hard time imagining a world without him. Rest in Peace, buddy.