Sad news . . . my long-time friend Kate O’Connor passed away this week. Kate and I worked together behind the bar many years ago, and although separated geographically afterward we always remained close via email, phone, and in spirit. She was a smart, tough, eloquent woman who took all that life dished out and yet somehow still managed to shine. No one who met her can forget her intelligence, charm, her refusal to sugar-coat things, and her wry sense of humor. But she had battled multiple sclerosis for the last twenty years, and now she’s left us. Dream sweet, beautiful lady.
(This week’s post coming Sunday or Monday.)