Hello, world. My father, Gerald Gorinsky, passed away this week. I’m somewhat in shock and have no idea what to say about this yet, but since relatively few of you have met him, here’s how you know him through me: He took me on cultural outings since I was very small, taught me to edit by marking up my high school papers until there were no marks left, and inspired more of my personality (quirks) than I probably understand. It will be deeply weird living on without him. This being 2016, there’s a Facebook group with information about Shiva and a memorial gathering. Search for “Remembering Gerald Gorinsky”, or let me know if you have trouble finding it.