By Whisper, on March 7th, 2012
When Lex “left the keys in it” for me to be a guest blogger here about a year ago, we didn’t discuss what to do in this occasion. I am at a loss. I did feel the need to provide one place for your tributes and condolences to collect. So here it is.
As Lex would say, talk amongst yourselves.
From The Editor: Lex referred to his readers – The Lexicans – on more than one occasion as “some of the best friends I’ve never met”. I wonder if he ever knew how many of those were out there.
From his San Diego neighbor who knew Carroll LeFon but did not know the identity of Neptunus Lex, to a serviceman in Afghanistan to a young Frenchman, many came to show their grief from around the world. They were grandmothers, truck drivers, active duty military, retired military, retired policemen, a friend of 20 years, even the Secretary of the Navy.
They are here, in a .pdf file that will download.
There is at least 1 on that list who didn’t know Lex in life but became a friend after reading some posts the next day, realizing what a good man he was.
We had all lost a good friend.
My thanks to advokaat and ColoComment for helping me with the .pdf file.
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How anyone of any faith could justify this:
What is the appropriate public response to the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl? That the question even needs asking suggests the moral abyss into which Indian politics has fallen. Those most responsible: Hindu extremists who value ideology over basic human decency.
I’ve had a few things to post peculating in my head, but OTOH we are at 86% of our allotted space for this particular plan, and Hizzoner gets priority. I’m combing through the Wayback Machine seeing posts we missed from our official archives and I have to say, he left us an embarrassment of riches. He had both a keen sense of humor, and a keen sense for geopolitics.
I have been posting (now, and scheduling) what was at the time current events – and whether history will prove him right or wrong his process of getting to where he arrived is worth noting –
It is where ships go to die.
Forrestal and Saratoga are unrecognizable.
Constellation arrived a couple of weeks ago.
The three Good Ships I made cruises on are in the queue. Independence, Ranger and Kitty Hawk.
Old friends they are to so many who chose the sea.
The times are indeed, a changing.