We’ll return to audit-y business as usual next week, but on this particular rainy Friday, let’s take a moment to say goodbye to one of the most astonishingly gifted humans to ever walk the earth: Prince Rogers Nelson.

Shakespeare said it best. “Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight sweet prince, and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

CoverStory-Staake-PurpleRain-879x1200-1461274109Purple Rain, by Bob Staacke. Courtesy of the New Yorker


“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”     – Jack Kerouac, On The Road