On October 16th, I received word that my brother died, unexpectedly and accidentally. He was about a week shy of his 46th birthday.
I spent the better part of two weeks going through his belongings and, with others, trying to take care of his affairs. The whole experience was harrowing and overwhelming, and frankly, I’m still struggling with it all.
Many of Fauna Corporation’s readers have faced death, both professionally and personally, and know that the glib lines from movies and books ring hollow, yet strangely still provide a fitting shorthand for an otherwise devastating experience. We are still processing, there are stages we’re going through, and it does change the way I see things.
My brother and I had a shared love of the Boston Bruins, and I thought it fitting to both post a photo of his lighter here, and provide a link to my memorial to him over on Black, White and Gold, my blog about the Bruins. Please have a read.
I thank you all for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time.
Fauna Corporation’s regularly scheduled posts will resume this week, with a renewed commitment to the stories that highlight our shared humanity, but ultimately they’ll be written with a heavy heart.
Take good care of each other, and thank you for the support.
the cross post helix as represented by tangled lily stamens
Just a heads-up that I posted about the Bruins’ recent trades, shipping Aaron Ward to the Hurricanes (for nobody, basically) and their pick-up of Derek Morris. You can read my analysis of these trades on Black, White & Gold.
I also put up a post on Urban Camouflage about the In B Flat project, which carries a series of YouTube videos (all tuned to B Flat Major) that allow users to create their own ambient musical pieces from triggering the videos in whatever order they choose.
Check them out!
the cross post helix as represented by playground equipment
Just a quick note to say that I’ve put up a post on Black, White and Gold about the Bruins’ recent Free Agent signings, and two posts on Urban Camouflage – the first about Elliott Smith’s car, which is for sale in Austin, Texas, and the second about Beck’s new initiative to interview people he digs, starting with Tom Waits.
As mentioned earlier, I maintain a blog that follows my favourite NHL club, the Boston Bruins.
The NHL’s Free-Agency period begins on Wednesday, so I thought I’d post here to let people know I’ve written a piece on the Bruins’ options, with regard to Restricted- and Unrestricted Free Agents, trade rumours and the team’s options going into the 2009-2010 season.
The piece can be seen on Black, White and Gold, and is current as of this writing. There was a time (ie: pre-salary cap) when dozens of players would be dealt before you could post that they were being shopped, but “today’s NHL” follows a more careful, complicated path where teams need to jettison players as they add new ones. It’s like watching billionaires play Jenga.
Enjoy the post. Let me know your thoughts.
Through the 2008-2009 NHL Season I maintained a blog about the Boston Bruins, a team I’ve followed since I was about 8 years old. I had always wanted to write about my beloved B’s, so I started the blog primarily to talk about what it is like to be a Bruins fan here Montreal, and I posted as the team enjoyed a remarkable season.
I thought I would mention it here, because otherwise it is just an item in the blogroll. Also, its the off-season, so we’re all jonesing for a bit of hockey info.
Have a look around and leave a comment if you have something to say. I’ll also be posting here about pieces there, I imagine.