Dang! Dean passed away today after complications brought on by his cystic fibrosis. I only knew Dean through his blogging for Soxblog, Townhall/Hugh Hewitt and finally the Weekly Standard and occasional email exchanges. He always answered them. He knew his disease would one day take him but through his belief in God he did not let it get in the way of his zest for life and determination to live it to its fullest. Dean you will be sorely missed and my prayers go out to your beloved family.