count2infinity wrote:I hate getting word that former students of mine died (mostly car accidents). Especially the ones that I liked. I don't know how high school teachers that have been in the game for a while deal with it. I'd say the average high school teacher has 100 kids a year. Just looking at the odds, you're bound hear news of about 1 a year. Just sad to see life gone so young.
Willie Kool wrote:RIP Paco de Lucia
As it happens, Steve's death WAS a sad story too. Steve ended up taking is own life. This got me thinking, is there a higher than normal number of skaters that commit suicide? Right off the top of my head I can think of 5 vert skaters. Is the artistically inclined person like say a skateboarder more likely to end life on their own? I always figured that the free spirit of a skateboarder would give the motivation and the drive to deal with the bread of life.