Two days before my son was born a mentor and friend of mine, Dr. Ralph Brown, passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was an amazing man and gave me my first opportunity to live, work, and study abroad. Ralph had an amazing ability to teach his students how to enjoy other cultures and live life with eyes wide open. He taught me how engage in a culture that is different than my own and not worry too much about the particulars but instead to let life happen. The world has truly lost an amazing man who I believe used up the life he had in his body because he lived life so well. You can see his amazing goodbye video here.