Kobe Bryant, RIP

I’m not even a basketball fan, yet even I knew who Kobe Bryant was.  I made brief mention of him here some time ago, in regard to his writing and publishing projects. 

The loss of Bryant’s 13 year-old daughter made this accident all the more tragic. 

And of course, the other people who lost their lives in the crash.

The phrase “thoughts and prayers” has become politically charged in recent years, and—some would say—a bit of a cliché. But there’s nothing political about something like this. 

Thoughts and prayers for the departed, and for those they left behind.