With all the coverage of Whitney Houston’s unfortunate death, it reminded me of what another celebrity said recently. In an interview about his life, George Clooney said that his uncle’s death had been a huge turning point in his life, for one reason. His uncle, a smoker, drinker and general “hick” had died of lung cancer. One of the last things he uttered was “what a !@$!@ waste.” It made George look at his own life, and be determined not to lie on his death bed and utter the same words. Since then he’s been an active, and celebrated, activist and advocate for those in the most terrible situations worldwide.