I’ve been away for a bit. My family needed me (and I needed them) as my dad transitioned into heaven. It’s been a very difficult time for all of us, but it’s also been a very beautiful time for many reasons. I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my dad before he passed, and we had some really great conversations early on. And as I love to do, I got to bring him cookies, candies, and as the end neared, his favored chocolate malteds.