...for the Magazine Man and his family. In a week that should only have been blessed with joy at the birth of a new baby, he and his loved ones were hit with a great tragedy.
If you are praying folk - and even if you're not - please offer up some good thoughts for the peaceful rest of MM's parents and more good thoughts for this grieving family.
NOTE (5/2/07): I've edited this entry. I took down my embedded link to MM's blog. When I visited his blog today, there were people using his site to debate the reasons behind this very personal tragedy. I hope my post here did not contribute in any way to *any* of the distressing stuff he's received.
I figure it this way - if you read MM's blog and you love his stuff the way I do, you already know the URL. And if you don't know him, just think good thoughts rather than leave random comments.
I can't believe people who only know him through the blogosphere have been telling him they're showing up at a very private time of mourning. That kinda freaks me out. It seems really wrong. Through blogging we only know what people *want* to share with us. I've had stalkers courtesy of my blog - one person who wanted to be my sister (and scared me with phone calls to my home), another who believed we should be best friends on the basis of her liking my writing... there have been others. I pray that no one of that ilk shows up at this gathering for MM's family.