Ya I'm really sorry to hear that man. Loss hurts, especially fucked up and potentially meaningless loss.
A professor of mine died 2 weeks ago of cancer. She was really fucking cool. I drank with her, smoke pot with her, went to the beach with her, did an organic farm share with her... she knew how to live life. The memorial service was sad but made me think about what I wanted in life.
Broke up with my girlfriend of 3 years on saturday. Love her lots but it feels good, we were holding eachother back.
Going to Mexico on the 20th. Timbuktu would be cool, I kind of have standing plans to go there with a friend, since my french isn't bad and I've got experience in Africa.