On a sad note, I lost one of my beloved students recently. Neil Landsberg decided to take up the violin about one year ago. Lessons with Neil were always full of jokes and laughter, and he had a real enthusiasm for learning. I learned a lot from Neil, including how to be a more humble, compassionate, generous, and kind person. He touched the lives of so many, including my own. I don't think what I've described here is even close to adequate, but the world has lost a really special person. If you have a moment, this article in Time features Neil, and is an important read.