Tonight we lost a friend - Tad van der Weele to cancer. He was too young, but the disease was so fast. You can see his art at his website. We've always thought he was the best artist in town. And he was certainly one of the most giving, caring people we befriended in our little community. His Buddhist beliefs give hope to his future, and we're left to be support for his spouse, Patrick (who's a workaholic like me).