Strange times. A favorite professor died of a brain aneurism this past weekend at 68. Now, I find out that a girl I went to high school was recently gunned down. Didn't know her too well, but my friend dated her at one time. Nonetheless, it's an eerily strange feeling when people you know or knew seemingly drop dead around you all at once. Not a saddening feeling as much as a sickening feeling where you feel like you're in a video game and you don't know who or what's going to be next. As I'm somewhat spooked, I have a few people I'm praying for, but I'm hoping death's cloud doesn't hit any closer.