Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.
People use the phrase "larger than life" idiomatically -- but with Prince, it was a factual data point. If you saw him live, you sensed it. If you watched his incredible Super Bowl performance, you felt it.
It's not just that I read and loved her novel To Kill a Mockingbird as a young woman. It's that I was given the gift of teaching it for many years, and in doing so, I witnessed my students' growth as readers and thinkers. As a teacher, there is really no better gift than that. It is immeasurable. I am so grateful to Ms. Lee for this gift.
"She deserves more than [to be a part of] a minute-and-a-half tribute."
I can absolutely trace back my fascination with beautiful white boys and their pretty faces, especially the ones who weren't afraid of eyeliner and nail polish, directly to David Bowie in Labyrinth.
Jake, Lori's 34-year-old only son, was killed on September 19, in a charity bicycle race for cancer. By any standard, the world would have called Jake brilliant.