365 Photos: 25 (12 December 2006)

public service announcement

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.

Comments (5) to “365 Photos: 25 (12 December 2006)”

  1. Did you know that you repeated the number 23 for this picture?

  2. Congratulations on the write-up. It was well-deserved!

  3. It’s been fixed — thanks for pointing that out.

  4. I confess, I was at the Duke City site and saw the write up and have been here every day since, bravo to you.
    Just got my first camera and am looking forward to trying to capture what you’ve done brilliantly. It’s an amazing site.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  5. Hey, thanks for the nice comment, Luther. It took me a while after I got my camera a few years ago to figure out what I was doing, but I enjoyed the work while I was doing it…

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