Worrisome news [update]
For those of you so inclined, say a prayer for Ric. And when you’re done, maybe offer a few words of encouragement.
Also, if anyone knows of some way to get in touch with Mike at Cold Fury, please let me know. He seems to have disappeared. Mike is one of the sharpest and most honest guys left from the old school blogosphere; I hope he just went off on some sort of adventure without telling us.
update: according to a commenter at Ric’s place, Ric passed away this week. More details as I find them out.
My heartfelt condolences to his family and close personal friends.
update 2: Until I get better confirmation, I’m going to remain dubious about the death notice posted on Ric’s page. The presence of a certain newly-resurfaced space-titty scribbling anti-Semite over there, known for his fondness for taking on various identities (and frankly, having been exposed for who he is in real life, can you blame him?), gives me some pause.
Mike Hendrix turns up.
Here’s something I’ll say in public that I doubt Mike even knows: of all the bloggers in the blogosphere over the years, Mike is one of a handful I’ve actually always wanted to meet up with in person. Oh, the damage we could do!
Afraid it looks like the news of Ric’s passing is true.
It would be great to find and compile his best comments posted here on pw. He was a very sharp dude, and we have lost a true happy warrior. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.