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What am I supposed to say here?

You would think I would have gotten better at this. But it doesn't come any easier.

I had hoped my next post here would be a fun announcement of the kids season followed by the mini season. Actually I started work on them last night...

But that was last night.

This is today, and today I received the news that alexpgp lost his battle with cancer.

You are all "equal" in my eyes - but I don't think I've ever been shy that he was one of my all time favorite writers. On top of that, he was an all around decent human being that I enjoyed emailing with.

I wish I had his words and his way of telling a story, so I could use it to say something here. But the moment is too raw.

Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers - and go back through the archives and read some of his stuff. Because it deserves to be read. It deserves to be remembered. HE deserves to be remembered.

The world has lost an amazing talent, and a wonderful man.



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Feb. 6th, 2018 06:59 pm (UTC)
Cancer is so horrible. I am shocked. I had no idea this was happening. I really enjoyed Alex's entries, especially ones about Russia, living & working there. They were always fascinating to me because while I'm ethnically Russian, he was way more *Russian* than I could ever be. He respected and loved the culture, and that was always clear in his writing.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:17 pm (UTC)
I’m so sorry to hear it - he was such an amazing writer, and even when I was under a time crunch, I always tried to read his entries. He will be missed.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
Such sad news. My heart goes out to those who love him, my deepest sympathies. So, so sad.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh g-d! I am so very sorry to hear this. He was a great guy. I will miss him.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, no...

I kept hoping he would beat it-- he was hopeful and fighting even these last few weeks. But as soon as I saw the title of this post, my heart sank.

He was a terrific writer, person, and modest human being. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

I think he first got the diagnosis over two years ago, and I'm sure they and we are grateful for that extra time.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:40 pm (UTC)
He really was a wonderful guy. Always so friendly and polite, and I loved his stories about his real-life experiences.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:55 pm (UTC)
This is so sad. I loved his entries, especially the ones about Russia. He had a great way of telling a story.
Feb. 6th, 2018 07:58 pm (UTC)
My posting was anonymous, which I didn't intend. As I said, this is so sad. I loved his stories, especially the ones about Russia. He had a great way of telling a story.
Feb. 6th, 2018 08:16 pm (UTC)
I loved his writing. This is just awful.
Feb. 6th, 2018 08:24 pm (UTC)
:mouth drop:

I had absolutely no idea he had cancer. No idea whatsoever. I feel horrible learning this.

:echoes the Russia stories:
Feb. 6th, 2018 08:25 pm (UTC)
As halfshellvenus said, my heart sank when I read the title of this entry, since I suspected what the news must be. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I will miss his writing!

Feb. 6th, 2018 08:37 pm (UTC)

He was one of my favorite writers, consistently. I didn't love everything he did, but I respected the craftmanship and the work that went into creating each piece, and I genuinely enjoyed reading what he put out. He will be missed.
Feb. 6th, 2018 09:18 pm (UTC)
So so terrible. I wish I could send his family a card. I wish they could see these comments. This is important during this darkest and most horrific of times. He was an amazing writer, an astonishing mind, and a truly honourable man.
Feb. 6th, 2018 09:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't got words. I'll go read more of his. He will be missed. Thank you for letting us know, so we can grieve together.
Feb. 6th, 2018 11:25 pm (UTC)

My thoughts to his friends and family. My sister passed from cancer rather quickly back in October. Cancer is such a horrible bitch

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