I never met Rich in person, never expected to – he lives in USA. I knew him only through his contributions to member discussions – astute, informed, helpful, and often very funny. Bringing the comic relief to the list of comments is a role he took seriously – mrrwaah, as he might say. Or something similar, given we have different accents.
Despite the fact we never met, I’ve felt his loss.
It’s also made me think further about the global nature of society now.
I learned about this within an hour or two of it happening. When my great-grandparents came to this country, such news would have taken six months to work its way across the world.
Now, within a few hours not only had the information spread but another friend had set up an online site for donations towards funeral expenses. What a great world, I thought, as I sat down at my keyboard.
As Rich would have said – “I done dood it.”