So grateful that I made a quick trip to Long Beach, CA to see my friend Ron Snyder while he was hospitalized for pancreatic cancer chemotherapy.  We spent the day telling tales of our exploits at Pacific Lutheran University, where we met as music majors.  He was one of a rare few musicians who made their living as a performer, not a teacher.  He coached so many singers, including me, to bring out the best we could be.  Less than a month after I saw him, he was gone.  How lucky am I to love someone