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Strange Day

I'ts been an odd day. Very much a rollercoaster, and as a result, not very productive. I'm not sure that I have the energy for trying to translate it all into written word. This outline is more for my own benefit, than anyone elses.

-woke up this morning feeling unrested. This has been happening a lot lately. I think it's weather related. The heat/AC contrasts mess with my system a little.

-Got to work this morning. Turned on my computer and was immediately greeted with the news that Keith Alexander had passed away in a bicycling accident last night. I never knew Keith personally, although I read his various online journals and postings. Lizzie knew Keith much better, corresponding with him frequently. They were working on a book together, to be published through her company. Keith was someone who I always admired from a distance. His talents crossed so many different areas, and he always seemed to have life by the balls. It is difficult to imagine that there was anything capable of killing him. He never suffered fools lightly, but was also more than happy to share knowledge and educate. Many of those who he would verbally demolish online would go on to consider him a friend. He died on his bike, doing something that he was passionate about. Small consolation for those who knew him. He'll definitely be missed.

- Went to the Macworld Convention during my lunch break an ran into my old friend Phil who I haven't seen in years. It's good to see he's still cranking out art and engaging in the pursuit of the interesting. The Convention Expo was a little lame, although to be fair my head really wasn't in it. I just wandered around a little and picked up some free magazines. Since Apple doesn't really sponsor Macworld Boston, most of the big vendors don't seem to bother. No Apple, no Adobe... Quark was there, but these days, who cares? The publishing industry has pretty much given up on Quark.

-Called Katrina to wish her a Happy Birthday and ended up talking to her for about an hour. I'm really glad that she and her husband Ken have moved to the East Coast. We'll be going down to see them in New Haven in a few weeks. Kat has been one of my closest friends for the last 18 years, and I've missed having her within driving distance. It was very good to hear her voice.

So that was my day thus far, sad, happy, unsettled.


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