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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-26 04:19
Subject: [travel|writing] Heading home from Colorado amid a weekend of loss
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Tags:books, calamity, colorado, family, friends, travel, writing
I'm heading home from Colorado today. [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my mom) and I had great fun Friday night watching my aunt (her youngest sister) act in The House of Bernarda Alba. Saturday we all loaded up in my aunt's car and toured about to Monarch Pass, as well as Salida, CO and various other points. Photoblogging to come, watch this space for more.

I also finished the machine-assisted audio walkthrough of Calamity of So Long a Life. That was a highly beneficial process. I'll have more to report after I've mulled it over a few days, but this will definitely be a critical step in future novel manuscripts.

Finally and most importantly, there is of course the news of the passing away of my dear friend and fellow writer Mark Bourne. It was sudden and unexpected. My deepest condolences to Elizabeth and all his family and friends. This saddens me deeply.

Likewise, I've been told (but not yet confirmed) that Kathryn Daugherty passed away yesterday. She was a fan, a friend, and a fellow colon cancer patient. My condolences to James and all her family and friends.

More to come, when time permits.

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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-02-26 14:36 (UTC)
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I'm sad to confirm the news about Kathryn. James posted the news on various fannish lists.
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auriaephiala
User: auriaephiala
Date: 2012-02-26 19:39 (UTC)
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I hope you never need this info, but the Toronto Star had a story this weekend about a surgeon up here who has been able to treat what had previously been considered hopeless liver cancer cases.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1136621--toronto-surgeon-redefines-hopeless-cancer-cases
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randy_smith2
User: randy_smith2
Date: 2012-02-26 22:53 (UTC)
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Uugghh. This is the first I've read about Kathryn's death. She and James have been friends of mine for many years. I feel like I've got a brick in my stomach.
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Tom
User: voidampersand
Date: 2012-02-27 07:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Kathryn

Kathryn Daugherty after directing the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Aussiecon 4. It went splendidly, as you can tell by her smile.
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Rick Moen
User: rinolj
Date: 2012-02-28 03:03 (UTC)
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And Kathryn was a fan of your work, too.

Damn, I'm going to miss her. Personally, I think this cancer trend has turned out to be a bad idea, and should be voted down.

Rick Moen
rick@linuxmafia.com
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