August 1st, 2018

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Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?
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Moment of Silence: Christopher Stasheff

Author Christopher Stasheff has passed away.  He was known for writing fantasy and science fantasy novels, with several popular series.

This one is a bit personal for me, because I went to high school with his daughter Izzy.  I wasn't particularly close with either of them.  But they hosted an after-prom party I was bribed to attend.  (My mother wanted me to do the prom thing.  I got paid in books.)  It was a little like-minded haven in an otherwise boring and aggravating excursion.  I tucked up with Izzy, her younger sibs, and a couple of other geeks and we watched The Lord of the Rings.  So that was awesome.

He will be missed.