I wasn’t surprised that Chadwick Boseman won the Golden Globe Best Actor. I’m no expert, but his performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” was so powerful, so compelling, so authentic. He is (and will be) missed. Too young to die.

It’s never a good year when death commands so much attention in our lives. But here too Boseman gave us a command performance, not on stage, but in life. When diagnosed with cancer, he didn’t retreat or fall into despair, but dove into living and gave us remarkable performances, while fighting a terminal disease.

If every day I can find a little bit of Chadwick Boseman in myself, I have to believe that these challenging times won’t be quite as daunting and soul sapping.