chad called a short while ago. our good friend dan called him to let us know that his very good friend had passed away today. this friend of his was someone we knew; we played in two different role-playing-game campaigns with him, he had been to our old apartment several times, we had exchanged a handful of email and phone calls. what i knew of him, i really liked. right now i am left with a feeling that can only be described as vague sadness, because i did not know him better, and because i know dan is grieving. i’m not sure what else to do or feel right now, so i’ll wait to talk to dan after i get home from work tonight.