I thought I would share with everyone here, another snippet from my CyberWorld. As some of you may or may not know, I participate in an online forum called "Topix". I have been blessed over the past 16 months to meet some truly unique individuals. Some cold and frightening, some warm and caring.
I would like to share my thoughts, as small as they might be, about a very warm and caring poster called "Writing in Paradise". She was a very spirited, and if not well liked, an always respected poster on Topix.
I had the initial misfortune (no other way to describe it) to run into her on a thread about a smoking ban in Ohio. I came in with guns a-blazin' and shooting off my mouth about how a smoking ban in businesses was a bad thing. Well, she took exception to that and next thing I know, within a span of a few short days, was sent packing.
For the next several months, I would have occasional run-ins with her, mostly trying to chop her down to size (and failing miserably). Even though I disagreed with her outlook on certain things, I always had the most respect for her. There aren't too many people in Topix that I know of that will stick to their guns for a principle, no matter what. I admire that in a person.
Last night, this fine and young (29) wonderful lady passed away last night in her home state of Hawaii, after a long bout with cancer.
She will be truly missed by one and all.