One year ago today, I lost a friend and colleague, Jonathan Sir Hendrey, to a sudden illness. It still shocks me that he is gone - I can't imagine anything that could take away that amazing spirit. I can still remember his funny stories and his quirks, his brilliance at explaining the most dry, complex technical problems in entertaining ways, his willingness to try new things.
Last year, on the day he died, I posted a story about JSH, which is one of my favorites because it illustrated how much fun he'd have just doing a mundane thing like buying a car. This year, I am going to remember how he was the last time I saw him, in August of last year. We sat in the lobby of a hotel during a conference and caught up on how our lives were going. We talked about work a little bit, but mostly about how happy we both were with the developments in our personal lives and relationships. He was so happy and content and I'm glad we were able to share that little moment together.
I still miss him very much and I know many of my friends and colleagues do too. We're all thinking about him today. I hope we can all get together and share memories and stories about him soon.