Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. ~Haruki Murakami
I have been living in India for four months now and all in all it’s going better than I could have expected. I was homesick for a couple of weeks in the beginning but that quickly passed and I have comfortably settled into my new home. I stay connected to loved ones with Skype calls, instant messaging, and social media. Spending two weeks home in July to visit family and friends was the tonic I needed to sustain my deep seated need for connection to my loved ones.
Everything was going smooth until recently when I learned via Facebook that one of my fishing buddies, Dan Larsen (2nd row, 2nd from left in the Wisconsin shirt), died of a heart attack the previous week. At the time of his passing, Dan was only in his…
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