January 14th, 2006

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sad news travels fast

Irony: this afternoon at 1 p.m. local time, I was attending a panel on LJ as community of practice. One thing we spoke about was how sad news travels and the community grieves.

Almost at the same time, Figmo posts that Cindy McQuillion hs died. Many of you will not have known her. She was a science fan and filker from the west coast. I met her at Arisia in 1993 (more irony). While I cannot claim a close acquaintance, I liked her and I was sorry I didn't get to see more of her.

She is now the second female filker I know of the morbidly obese body type to pass from complications of carrying around several hundred more pounds than is considered healthy.

I am saddened by her loss. We will, I hope, sing something in her memory tonight at the filk.