The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age
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    Derek Miller leaves the blogosphere and the living

    Submitted sans comment:

    Here it is. I’m dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.

    If you knew me at all in real life, you probably heard the news already from another source, but however you found out, consider this a confirmation: I was born on June 30, 1969 in Vancouver, Canada, and I died in Burnaby on May 3, 2011, age 41, of complications from stage 4 metastatic colorectal cancer. We all knew this was coming.

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    Crossposted at Willian K. Wolfrum Chronicles



    Thanks for passing this on.  I needed that.  Seems I always get a bit of a shockhearing about the death of someone born the same year I was.


    Wow.  It was good.   Definitely glad I read it.

    I'm floored by that blog.  There is more life in that one auto-obituary than in anything written by any of us living today.  He left a record, a legacy, and, though he didn't believe in an afterlife, he created one with his incredible blog.  I love that.

    BTW, Wolfrum,  this might be a better link.

    Thanks William. He wrote it wanting it to be read : Attention must be paid  one of Willy Loman's friends says at his end. As you've done here.

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