One life lost, and another journey ended.
Gil Christner, the creator of the blog skippy the bush kangaroo which cited this blog and taught a lot of us how to do it, passed away at the end of July.
Melissa McEwan, the creator and driving force of Shakesville, has retired from blogging and said farewell in the style and forthrightness that only she could bring to the pixels. Over the last fifteen years she has been a presence in my work and blogging, and for a long time I was a regular contributor to Shakesville. Her dedication to her work and to her community stand head and shoulders above so many others, and while I am glad that she is going out in style and on her own terms, I will miss her very, very much.
Thank you, Gil, and thank you, Melissa. The world was made better with you here with us.