It is with great sorrow that I write this blog entry to remember a dear friend, Michael Palmer. Michael passed yesterday on October 30, 2013 at the young age of 71 years old. (ABC News Suspense Writer Michael Palmer Dies ) I met Michael Palmer in October 2009 at a writing conference for physicians. He exhibited an unfaltering belief in me. He was always encouraging me to finish my book project. Through the years, I would randomly receive a heartening email. He made time for me whenever I was on his “side of the coast” as he would say. He was extremely proud of his three sons. A conversation would not pass without him mentioning their accomplishments. A superb writer, gentle spirit, unassuming and generous of heart. May we all strive for that. A life well lived and well loved by all.