Bill Lyon is a semi-retired columnist for the Philadelphia Inqurer. He is a gifted writer and I have always enjoyed his articles.
Today Mr Lyon had a special column dedicated to Dallas and Chrstina Taylor Green:
A Grandfather's Unfathomable Loss
About a decade ago in a rather fuzzy post college era of my life I was really close friends with one of Lyon's sons. I don't know if the son that Lyon refers to in the article is the one I knew - we pretty much lost touch after that crazy summer.
Regardless, it goes without saying that noone should ever have to suffer through such a tragedy, whether it is a relative or friend, someone you haven't seen since in 10 years, or someone you never met who happened to once be a manager of your favorite baseball team.