With a tip of the hat to Virgil Xenophon, who sent me this link to a recent tribute to our Beloved Lex.
…I happened upon the blog about four years ago while looking for something to occupy my time while working in SandyTown. I’m not sure what the original search parameters were that landed me on his page, and truthfully, I’m not sure why I stayed. The acronyms and military jargon was thick, and it seemed like everyone knew everyone else. I lurked for about four months before I worked up the courage to comment on something Lex had posted, and I’m glad I did. My perspective was not well-received in some quarters, and Lex took the time to send me a private message encouraging me to post more. He explained some of the finer points of posting on his site, and I took his advice and waded in on more than one occasion. Several other posters were supportive, and I stopped feeling like I was tearing a hole in the universe if I took an alternate tack to what appeared to be the prevailing opinion….
Go, read the whole thing. It’s not long and it’s truly beautiful. The writer is DaisyMae – someone who used to comment on The Mothership for a few years. The blog is Aston Martins and Cat Spit.
Go – read what DaisyMae has to say about Lex. It will likely sound very familiar to you – it’s what we all felt about him.