Last week, two family friends suffered horrible tragedies.
A middle school friend of my kids was killed in a car wreck on I-25 in Wyoming, and another friend (one of the best people I know) broke his neck mountain biking west of Boulder. He is not likely to ever regain the use of his limbs.
Both accidents were avoidable. The driver was angry at his mother, and the cyclist was on a rough trail too late in the evening. Life can change in an instant.
Here is another mountain tragedy from 2009, which changed the life of someone else on this blog.