This week is a rough one for me.

My beloved dad had his third, and fatal, heart attack on July 3, 2010. Three days later, it was left to me to make the call on turning off the machines that were keeping his body alive despite the massive damage his brain had sustained during the more than 30 minutes that he was without oxygen following the heart attack.

I will celebrate the Fourth of July with my family and friends, and at times life will seem to be normal, but these days will be heavy ones. I wish you all a good week, a happy holiday, and I will see you again next week.