I found out how John B. died.

I’m referring to my entry dated August 19, 2008, about an old acquaintance I hadn’t seen since he was a kid, and how I’d found out (through the internet) that he’d recently died, just weeks before his 40th birthday.

I’d wondered what had taken him so young. Now I know. It was a suicide.

I found out tonight on Facebook, when I ran across something his sister had posted.

I’m shocked and stunned and wonder what drove him to it. He seemed to have everything going for him: a beautiful wife, three beautiful children, and a number of notable accomplishments.

I guess I’ll never know. Even though I haven’t seen him since he was a 12-year-old boy, I still feel devastated.