Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Kiss of Death

Colour me bummed to see this:

RJ had one of the few blogs I checked in on daily. I'm pretty sure I was one of the few he did the same with. That last sentence is just a guess on my part.

His last post was back in November and every few weeks I'd shoot an email his way to make sure he was ok. Only once in awhile would he reply, usually with a word or three. For a writer, he used his words sparingly.

Without ever meeting, we developed a somewhat brotherly bond. Had geography worked in our favour, I assume we'd be friends. The things we liked and did not were quite scarily on the same level. I think my group of friends from the last few decades, and whom I reference here often, would allow him into our little group.

And while the taking down of his blog, with no notice, did not surprise me - I won't lie to say it didn't disappoint me. Deep down, I was hoping he'd just start back up - again, without any notice.

RJ assures me he is fine. I do expect to stumble upon him with another blog - one started with no notice. Maybe more wishful thinking.

As for the rest of my blogroll - in the last few months, I have added and subtracted folks without fanfare. Most are the same, but welcome Steve and Jake. And welcome back Tony, in his new blog.

Song by: New Order


rebecca said...

Big Tony's back?

You tweet with RJ though, right? Or I assume he's one of your "mystery tracks in the snow" friends on twitter, of whom I know none.

tornwordo said...

I was so bummed to see that too. He's a REAL writer, such a magician with words. However, he is my friend on facebook, nudge nudge.