Seems like I am seeing a lot of bereavement lately. I don’t know if it’s because I am paying more attention, or if it’s actually the case that my friends are having it rough lately, but it almost feels like I need to be sending out sympathy gifts by the dozen. This one has lost a family member, that one has gone through a break up, the other one has a medical issue. Is it too early in the year to bury my head in the sand and jst sing la-la-la until 2013?