Every now and again, the world, or a community, or a family, or a sport, loses an important figure.
Sometimes, it seems like these losses come in pairs or trios. Sometimes, they can be expected, sometimes, out of the blue.
Often, it seems, these strings of deaths have little in common with myself, or anyone I know. But when thrown in the mix of a new year, these deaths can’t help but make me think a little bit harder about life.