I've been checking in with co-worker Mary Kunz Goldman's blog in the last few weeks, seeing how her book with musician Leonard Pennario was coming along.
Imagine my surprise, then, when the first edition of the newspaper came up from the printing room on Friday night. I was looking through it when I got to the obituaries, when I read that Pennario had died. It hit me a little harder than I thought, which I guess is a tribute to Mary's writing.
You can see what she's been going through by going here. In the meantime, my sympathies to her to the loss of a friend, and to his family.