Some really sad news for you all. Longtime commenter and writer Sojourner, who participated here for several years, has died. She passed in August of last year at the all too young age of 34, dead from an apparent suicide. Her mother has been in contact with me, and she has asked that I pass this information along to all of you who knew her and were friends. It’s really just awful, and please keep her mother Denise in your thoughts. There are two facebook memorials for her, here and here.