Many will say this more eloquently than I will, but I wanted to take a second to recognize the life and work of Carrie Fisher. Though she was more than just Star Wars, that's what I and many readers of this site will recognize her for, and what changed many of our lives. A generation of boys and girls grew up with Carrie's Leia being the first woman who was more than just a damsel in distress, and a woman that they could look up to.

Carrie was an immense talent, outspoken and flawed in a way that made her more than just Leia to many others. You'll find Star Wars quotes and platitudes in the many over the next few days, so I will just say this - we'll miss you, Carrie, and thank you for all that you've done for us.

Just a few months younger than another wonderful person that passed this year, my mother in law, Debbie, who in many ways are similar. I'm sure they'll get along great, wherever they are.