Twenty-five years ago today, former Beatles singer/guitarist/songwriter John Lennon was shot outside of his New York home. Of all the things for a seven-year old to notice, I happened to remember watching this on the news the following morning and just somehow knowing that the world suffered a great loss. Lennonâ€™s rhythm guitar style with the Beatles inspired me to start playing the guitar when I was a teen, but he was more to me than musical inspiration. He peacefully fought for what he believed in, voiced his opinions and stuck it to the man, and yet always managed to sneak in some folly with the English language. Although greatly remembered as one of the Beatles, he also asked us to imagine a world free from want and hate. Today, I dedicate this blog to John Lennon, his family, his friends, and his fans.