365 Photos: 25 (12 December 2006)
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Lots of traffic on this site over the last day or so, thanks to the Duke City Fix highlight. So, welcome to the new visitors — hopefully, this place can live up to its billing.
There is still a lot going on this week, with writing papers and grading, and I originally planned to present some links for today’s entry, but instead, I want to pay a brief tribute to Leslie Harpold, an Internet acquaintance of mine, who passed away in her sleep this weekend. We were both part of this hard-to-describe group of Internet friends, acquaintances, and others that formed in the mid-1990s. I never met her in person, but we exchanged emails every once in a while, and she had a positive effect on the lives of quite a few people I care about. I was always struck by her intelligence, her writing, and her general magnanimity towards people in general. Her Advent calendar has been a Christmas highlight for the last few years, but she was involved in all sorts of interesting projects. Emily and John Scalzi write about her much more intelligently and movingly than I can, so go read what they have to say. It’s sad to see someone go, especially that young and that suddenly.
Today’s picture: the skateboard shop on Silver Street, the one with the bright yellow ramp and the stickers.