Another friend has died. Yesterday.
I had not seen him in many years, but I knew him from high school. We dated briefly. He was my first writing partner. I will post the story we wrote together 30 years ago, "Whispering Stone", later. He was an eccentric genius. Made a film at 16 called "Spiderweb". It was never released. But it was good.
His girlfriend called me. She said that I was someone that Mark always liked and highly respected. Ditto me for him. He was a gentle soul, who wrote one of the funniest books I have ever read in my life. "Crackerjacks". It has never been published.
May he rest in peace. And if you're so moved, please send a prayer up for Pat. This was completely unexpected and she could use the support. Thanks.