rest in peace

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From Joi's blog, I learned that a regular on the #joiito IRC channel--Mike Lea, aka mazeone--had committed suicide this weekend.

Joi also linked to Mike's web site. The diary/weblog portion of the site broke my heart.

07/18/03-09:21:54 PM Friday -- touching the rocks and flying i will never be a writer, an artist, a musician, a programmer; i will never be an athlete, a monk, a dancer, a mechanic; i will never learn how to talk to people, meet strangers, make friends; i will never have a happy childhood, another chance to make the connections that i missed, another chance with friends i have lost. i will never be, i will never learn, i will never have.

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Sad news from James Farmer's Radio Weblog on August 27, 2003 10:09 PM

Rest in peace Mike Lea, my heart goes out to your friends and family. Read More

California from You Are Here on August 30, 2003 2:50 AM

08/05/03-07:46:15 PM Tuesday -- counting down final solutions holes and memories. i have a hole in one of my teeth. when i move my jaw in a certain way, or explore the hole with my tongue, i get shooting Read More

This brings back some interesting memories. Almost ten years ago I was an active member of an email discussion group called NetDynam, started in 1995 by the late Dr. Matt Merkley, a psychiatrist interested in the social dynamics of online... Read More

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Liz, I am so sorry. I know how close many of you have become on that chat channel. To lose someone like this can be very devastating.

If only we could tell when we're writing poetry, or we're writing our final good-bye.

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