It’s alarming to open up a web browser to discover you died on July 1, 2009:
My beloved Janna dealt with the untimely reporting of her death, and now it was my turn to face a false Grim Reaper as I witnessed my own obituary notice.
It’s a curious and odd feeling to read about your death from afar and to learn of the loved ones your shared name doppelganger left behind.
How wrong I was.
The other “David W. Boles” — that one of Beaver Creek, Ohio — was a truck driver who, as you can see below, perished in a fiery crash in a head-on collision on Interstate 10 near Loxley.
As David W. Boles’ family mourns their tremendous loss, I cannot help but feel a little more mortal this morning as I wonder how the stakes of living can be so random and perversely cruel.