I awoke yesterday to the news that Beau Biden has lost his battle with brain cancer. The pain I felt, even though I didn't know Beau Biden personally, was a visceral as if I had lost a dear friend. It's no secret that I adore his father, Joe, and much of what I'm feeling, I'm feeling for him. (I wrote about him here.) The grief, the sorrow, must be awful. He lost his first wife and his small daughter in a tragic car-truck accident, and nearly lost Beau and his brother, Hunter. He should not have to endure another loss of a beloved child.