In the aftermath of the terrible loss of our friend and colleague almost one year ago, I found myself missing my daily morning read of Neptunus Lex. After The Lexicans site was brought online, and knowing I wasn’t alone in missing Lex’s words, I thought it would be a great idea (and a tribute to the man himself) to post an entry from Lex’s blog each morning – for a full year. I thought ‘The Daily Lex’ would be a great name for my postings – you know, like the daily newspaper on your porch every morning?
For the past year, posting the Daily Lex has been as much a part of my morning routine as my morning cups of coffee and watching the morning news. On one weekend day a month, I sit and plow through every one of Lex’s posts for that calendar month coming up, and pick the ones I think will be good for the Daily Lex. It takes most of an afternoon, yes, but it is the least I can do – to relay along the words of what Lex was thinking on the particular day in 2004…or maybe 2007…or 2009…or last year. And, I can honestly say that I’ve read each and every post at one time or another that the Captain put up on his blog from 2003-2012 – what a treat for me!
March 24th, a little over a month from now, will mark one full year. As of that date, there will have been 365 ‘Daily Lex’ posts, one for each and every day of the year. It will also be the last ‘The Daily Lex’.
Well, at least the last regular, daily entry that I’ll be posting. I by no means pretend to own Lex’s words – they are his, not mine, and I’ve been privileged to post them for the people that had never read some of his posts. And, to be honest, I’m going to be entering a pretty intensive Bachelor’s degree completion program in August (better late than never), and I am sure I’ll be appreciating all the spare time on the weekends I can get!
Maybe someone else will continue The Daily Lex, or perhaps not. And, I’m sure that if something noteworthy is happening in our world and I remember Lex writing on the topic, I’ll definitely relay along the post to The Lexicans. Maybe I’ll just call it ‘Lex on _____’.
Thanks, everyone. I’ve enjoyed doing this for all of you. I hope you enjoyed it as well.
Originally published February 8th, 2005.
Originally published February 7th, 2006.