I wanted to write about today's best thing, but I have put it off since what was really important to me today was the sudden passing of Tim Russert.
I have followed Tim on Meet The Press for many years. I really liked him as journalist. I liked him even before I knew he was an Irish Catholic boy from Buffalo who went to Canisius High. That just made me like him all the more.
So I have decided that today's best thing was really how reflecting on Tim made me think of another Irish Catholic boy from Buffalo who went to Canisius - my grandfather Joseph Bell.
I lift my glass of whisky to you both!