My beloved hometown of Spokane recently lost a talented, generous soul, Isamu Jordan. Som preceded me at the Spokesman Review as the staff teen reporter–we overlapped for a semester and then I took over his desk (no small feat) when he went off to WSU. This was his teen head shot:

In addition to being a great writer, Som was also a talented musician and a leader in the Spokane music scene. Here’s his Spokanthem:

You are remembered by many, Som.