July 15, 2004


I missed work Tuesday and Wednesday with a stomach bug, and when I got to the office this morning, an email was waiting, informing me that a close co-worker at my last project had passed away Saturday evening.

This friend was about my age, and found out about three months ago that he had an agressive form of cancer. The last time I talked to his wife, just before I started this new job (what, three weeks?), she said he was fighting hard and doing fine.

I've been distracted all day, and just got home a little while ago from the viewing. I'm not very good at dealing with these kinds of situations.

Posted by Ted at July 15, 2004 07:53 PM
Category: Seriously

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Mortality sucks, doesn't it? You don't really notice it, and then BAM, you have friends losing parents, losing kids, or passing away themselves.

Posted by: John Lanius at July 16, 2004 12:17 AM

I'm sorry your friend lost his fight so quickly...but perhaps he and his family were spared something worse.

Is there anyone you love that you haven't told about it lately? Stop what you're doing and call them. A truck could fall off an overpass onto you during your afternoon commute.

We only get one chance to die. Be prepared.

Posted by: Doug Pratt at July 16, 2004 10:40 AM
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