Received sad news tonight. A friend of mine, Canoy, passed away this evening. While it wasn't unexpected- she'd suffered a long and painful illness- it's still heartbreaking. She was only in her 50's. To those of you who knew her, I hope that we all heal quickly- she had asked, a long time ago, that people remember her kindly, but not to get maudlin about it. And I wish her family all the best- this had to be very, very hard for them, too. Hopefully, she's off to meet with John Kennedy Toole- and maybe there's a sequel to A Confederacy of Dunces, in Heaven's library.